Opinion The pick of the road cycling and mountain-bike action from the start of 2023 and the riders who made a name for themselves in the process.
2023 Australian Road Nationals Mens Race Normally, I’d write this piece after the conclusion of the road racing, as that’s when the SBS cycling broadcasts shift to overseas events, but starting this year we had the Mountain Bike XCO and DH Nationals live streaming and highlights from the opening rounds of the National Series. They opened my eyes to the Australian community around these events and the Downhill in particular makes for some great watching.
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Rebecca Henderson has an absolutely phenomenal record at National Championships, she’s now taken the last 10 Elite Women’s XCO titles for a total of 19 National gold medals to display in the pool room.
It wasn’t hard to see why she’s one of the best in the world as she spent no time lingering in the pack on the tough climb on the Thredbo course, immediately breaking away and steadily increasing her lead all the way to the finish, ending up with nearly a three-minute gap over Commonwealth Games medallist Zoe Cuthbert .
A special mention to new men’s XCO champion Sam Fox as well, his skill on the technical sections outshone his […]
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