Candians dominate by taking top two spots

Whiteman collects national title with third place finish overall

The women's event was dominated by Canadians including Claire Buchar who was the quickest, followed by Leigh Douglas and the first of the "locals" Claire Whiteman, who was crowned Australian champion.

Buchar has taken the opportunity to train in Australia over the summer to avoid the cold and snow of the Canadian winter, while Douglas now lives in Tasmania and is one of the dominant performers on the domestic circuit.

"They really push us along, and both Claire and Leigh have been helpful this weekend with pointers on how to improve," Whiteman said shortly after all three hugged in appreciation of their respective performances.

A humble Buchar said, "It's great to get some racing in during our winter, and I love racing here in Australia. This is an awesome track and there was a great atmosphere."

Emily Hockey won the women's under 19 title ahead of Holly Baarspul and Christie Batt.

Elite Women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Claire Buchar (Can) Team Chain Reaction0:02:18.46 
2Leigh Douglas (Can) TASSAL0:00:08.25 
3Claire Whiteman (Aus) Onya Bike0:00:13.43 
4Leonie Picton (Aus)0:00:14.09 
5Emma Lewis (Aus) Cyclingo0:00:17.88 
6Julia Boer (Aus)0:00:19.48 
7Joanne Fox (Aus) Jet Black Products0:00:21.85 
8Shannon Chugg (Aus)0:00:22.65 
9Shelly Flood (Aus)0:00:25.49 
10Sarsha Huntington (Aus) For the  
Under 19 Women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emily Hockey0:02:35.47 
2Holly Baarspul (Kona Bicycles)0:00:02.25 
3Christie Batt0:00:15.00 
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