By John Sunde
Rabobank sprinter Graeme Brown loves racing and loves winning. This week he has had a lot of racing, but not as much winning as he would have liked. Fourth in the Australian Criterium Championship in Cronulla last Sunday and a surprise second to Josiah Ng (Malaysia) in the Melbourne Cup on Wheels on Thursday night wasn't the way Brown planned to finish his season. Fortunately, he returned to his winning ways when he successfully defended his Big Bug 500 title with an emphatic sprint finish at Sydney's Heffron Park circuit.
"There was no way anyone was going to get past me on the inside," said Brown of his right-hand gutter sprint.
Lining up with Brownie and a collection of locals were two other Sydney-based professionals: Chris Sutton (Garmin-Chipotle) and Trent Wilson (Jittery Joe's). The pair are also in the middle of their preparation for the Australian Open Road National titles in January.
See Cyclingnews' complete race coverage of the Bike Bug 500.