Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships
Men's Criterium - Stage Details

2015 Vuelta a Espana stage winner Caleb Ewan has continued his impressive start to 2016 by taking out the Mars Cycling Australia National Criterium Championship this evening in Ballarat.

The 21-year-old, who claimed his third Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic title on Monday, lined up in the first national championship of the week alongside ORICA-GreenEDGE’s strongest ever contingent of riders in the criterium.

The outfit controlled the majority of racing courtesy of Luke Durbridge and Jack Haig, leaving Mitch Docker and Alexander Edmondson to take the reigns in the final laps before Ewan finished it off with a convincing win in the sprint.

"I can't fault them, perfect from start to finish," Ewan said of his teammates. "First, when all of the attacks were going, they controlled things and only let the breaks go that they wanted to. Then they pretty much rode the front for the rest of the race making everyone else struggle behind."

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Caleb Ewan (NSW) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 59:54:00
2 Brenton Jones (VIC) - ST
3 Anthony Giacoppo (WA) - ST
4 Patrick Shaw (VIC) - ST
5 Alexander Edmondson (SA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
6 Jackson Law (NSW) - 0:04
7 Luke Parker (VIC) - 0:04
8 Scott Sunderland (WA) - 0:07
9 Joel Walsh (NSW) - 0:07
10 Robbie Hucker (VIC) - 0:11
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Caleb Ewan (NSW) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 59:54:00
5 Alexander Edmondson (SA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST