Day three of the Cycling Australia Masters Road National Championships in Onkaparinga got underway on Saturday morning with the remainder of the road races taking place with warmer conditions testing the competitors.
Norwood’s Matthew Sparnon was the first rider of the day to collect a green and gold jersey winning the Men’s Masters 3 race in 1h 37:34 while Mackay’s Brendon Brauer claimed second place. Brett Davidson (Sutherland Shire) came in third to pick up his first medal of the 2019 Masters National Championships.
A nail-biting finish in the Men’s Masters 4 division was the highlight of the day with all three riders on the podium separated by less than a second. Steve Crispin (Canberra CC) won the title with a time of 1h 35:55 ahead of Southern Masters rider Darren Lever and Penrith’s Peter Milostic who finished with silver and bronze respectively.
Coburg’s Stephen Lane (2h 09:45) won his second national title of 2019 taking the win in the Men’s Masters 2 championship. Clint Perrett (Melbourne Cycling League) finished 1 minute behind to take home silver with Sydney Uni Velo rider Charl Van Wyk rounding out the podium in third place.
In the final road race for the men, it was another Norwood rider Karl Evans taking top prize with a time of 2h 16:47. Manly Warringah’s Christopher Ball added a silver medal to his bronze finish in the time trial on Thursday, and Mathieu Bremaud (Randwick Botany) finished third.
For the women, Bree Playel added to Manly Warringah’s haul with a victory in the Women’s Masters 1 race, finishing four minutes ahead of Nicole Mitsigeorgis (Norwood) in second.
Kristy Grubits (Cradle Coast) made it two from two with her second title of the week finishing in 2h 06:17 in the Women’s Masters 2 category and Dubbo’s Simone Grounds took home the gold in the Women’s Masters 3 category with a time of 1h 53:39.
The final day of the 2019 Cycling Australia Masters Road Nationals commences on Sunday morning with a full day of criterium racing at Victoria Park to wrap up the championships.
FOR FULL ROAD RACE RESULTS CLICK HERE: http://liveresults.cycling.org.au/2019/MRN/ITT_result.html
Photos: Kevin Anderson