Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships
Road Race - Women - Stage Details

Defending road champion Gracie Elvin took back-to-back road titles in Ballarat at the Mars Cycling Australia National Road Championships on Saturday. ORICA-AIS perfectly executed a plan that played to the team’s strengths in numbers amongst a strong, deep elite women’s field. Elvin outsprinted a lead group of nine riders, that included teammates Shara Gillow and Amanda Spratt, to claim gold. 

“I’m really proud to be part of this team. I want to dedicate this jersey to all my teammates. I’m really happy to race along side of them. We did a great job today, and I can’t wait to race with them in Europe all season. Winning last year was a surprise. This year, I really, really wanted it. I put a lot of pressure on myself. Even though I probably shouldn’t have, it was hard not to. I was nervous this morning but also quite confident." - Gracie Elvin

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Gracie Elvin (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 3:02:42
2 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) - Hitec Products UCK ST
3 Katrin Garfoot (Aus) - ST
4 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) - Specialized-lululemon ST
5 Amanda Spratt (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
6 Emily Roper (Aus) - Jayco-AIS ST
7 Miranda Griffiths (Aus) - ST
8 Jenelle Crooks (Aus) - ST
9 Shara Gillow (Aus) - Jayco-AIS 0:00:03
10 Joanne Hogan (Aus) - Bigla 0:00:16
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Gracie Elvin (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 3:02:42
5 Amanda Spratt (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
16 Carlee Taylor (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:03:50
20 Jessie MacLean (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:05:17