National Championships Summary

Sun 26 Jun 2016

This weekend saw several Nations hold their National time trial and road race championships with eight ORICA-GreenEDGE riders competing across the globe.

Asian champion Cheung King Lok produced a pair of fantastic performances in Hong Kong, winning both Saturdays time trial and Sundays road race.

Slovenian Luka Mezgec came back from injury at the Slovenian national road race on Sunday and finished in an impressive second place. Mezgec broke his right scaphoid on stage eleven of the Giro d’Italia and in his first race back in action won a four up sprint for second place.

Spanish all rounder Ruben Plaza finished in 6th place in the time trial event in Spain on Thursday whilst Chris Juul Jensen was 8th in the same event in Denmark.

Tour of Slovenia stage winner Jens Keukeleire was second in the precursor to the Belgian championships, Halle Ingooigem earlier in the week before finishing in 20th place in the road race on Sunday after a long spell in the breakaway.

2016 Tour de Romandie stage winner Michael Albasini crossed the line in 14th place in the Swiss road race after a late attack from the breakaway won the race.

Returning to Denmark where Magnus Cort and Juul Jensen both competed in today’s road race with Cort narrowly missing out on a medal, finishing in fourth place after a hectic run in to the line.            

Former Canadian road race and time trial champion Svein Tuft took part in the road race Championships in Ottawa on Sunday, which was won from the breakaway. A group of ten riders developed a huge early lead and stayed away to the finish.

The next race for ORICA-GreenEDGE is the Tour de France, which runs from the 2nd to 24th of July. 

National championships results summary:
1st - Cheung King Lok (Hong Kong) - Time Trial
1st - Cheung King Lok (Hong Kong) - Road Race
2nd - Luka Mezgec (Slovenia) - Road Race
4th - Magnus Cort (Denmark) - Road Race
14th - Michael Albasini (Switzerland) - Race Race
20th - Jens Keukeleire (Belgium) - Road Race
30th - Chris Juul-Jensen (Denmark) - Road Race