Alex Edmondson wins thrilling Australian road race title

Alex Edmondson (Mitchelton-Scott) held off a charging chase group to claim the Australian national road race title in thrilling fashion. Edmondson and Chris Harper (Bennelong SwissWellness) had attacked with 30km to race and proved the strongest riders of the last break of the day.

Holding a narrow lead over of a small and select bunch that contained the likes of Richie Porte (BMC), Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) and Nathan Haas (Katusha-Alpecin) into the last kilometre, it was a nervous finale.

With the finish line in sight, Edmondson opened up his sprint to gain a small gap over Harper as a slight hesitation in the chase played into his hands. Jay McCarthy (Bora-Hansgrohe) had the best sprint from the chase but the move was left too late as Edmondson has time to sit up and celebrate the biggest win of his road career by a meagre second.

How it unfolded

The early morning overcast conditions that welcomed the women's peloton cleared for the men's 12:15pm start time. As before the women’s race, a minute of silence was also observed in memory of Jason Lowndes.

There was no ease in the first breakaway of the day forming with the peloton crossing over for two of the 16 laps before a group could take shape. On the fourth lap, Dylan Newbery (mobius BridgeLane), William Clarke (EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale), Robert Power (Mitchelton-Scott), Troy Herfoss, and Sean Lake (Bennelong SwissWellness) were two and a half minutes to the good. Dangling behind was David Edwards (Brisbane Continental Cycling Team).

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Edmondson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott4:54:27
2Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:01
3Chris Harper (Aus) Bennelong SwissWellnessRow 2 - Cell 2
4Caleb Ewan (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 3 - Cell 2
5Nathan Haas (Aus) Katusha-AlpecinRow 4 - Cell 2
6Chris Hamilton (Aus) Team SunwebRow 5 - Cell 2
7Sam Crome (Aus) Bennelong SwissWellnessRow 6 - Cell 2
8Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 7 - Cell 2
9Brendan Canty (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 8 - Cell 2
10Nathan Earle (Aus) Israel-Cycling AcademyRow 9 - Cell 2
11Ben O'Connor (Aus) Dimension DataRow 10 - Cell 2
12Patrick Lane (Aus) InForm TineliRow 11 - Cell 2
13Mark O'Brien (Aus) Drapac EF p/b Cannondale Holistic Development TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Cameron Meyer (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:00:07
16Steele von Hoff (Aus) Bennelong SwissWellness0:00:31
17Jai Crawford (Aus) KinanRow 16 - Cell 2
18Alistair Donohoe (Aus) mobius BridgeLaneRow 17 - Cell 2
19Damien Howson (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 18 - Cell 2
20Mitchell Docker (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 19 - Cell 2
21Oliver Martin (Aus) Brisbane Continental Cycling TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Timothy Roe (Aus) Bennelong SwissWellness0:00:34
23Troy Herfoss (Aus)0:01:25
24Ryan Thomas (Aus) Brisbane Continental Cycling Team0:01:29
25Scott Bowden (Aus) Bennelong SwissWellnessRow 24 - Cell 2
26Jesse Featonby (Aus) Drapac EF p/b Cannondale Holistic Development TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27Mathew Hayman (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:01:30
28Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 27 - Cell 2
29Rhys Gillett (Aus)Row 28 - Cell 2
30Michael Freiberg (Aus) Bennelong SwissWellness0:01:59
31Joshua Wilson (Aus)Row 30 - Cell 2
32Ayden Toovey (Aus) Bennelong SwissWellness0:03:39
33William Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:04:24
34Michael Storer (Aus) Team SunwebRow 33 - Cell 2
35Lachlan Morton (Aus) Dimension Data0:04:29
36Rylee Field (Aus) St George Continental Cycling Team0:07:44
37Brendan Johnston (Aus)0:08:12
38Dylan Newbery (Aus) mobius BridgeLane0:13:12
39Peter Milostic (Aus)0:13:41
DNFLachlan Glasspool (Aus)Row 39 - Cell 2
DNFBen Marshall (Aus) Oliver's Real Food RacingRow 40 - Cell 2
DNFDavid Edwards (Aus) Brisbane Continental Cycling TeamRow 41 - Cell 2
DNFSamuel Volkers (Aus) Memil - CCN Pro CyclingRow 42 - Cell 2
DNFAdam Hansen (Aus) Lotto SoudalRow 43 - Cell 2
DNFNicholas Norden (Aus)Row 44 - Cell 2
DNFTheodore Yates (Aus) Drapac EF p/b Cannondale Holistic Development TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
DNFLiam White (Aus) Drapac EF p/b Cannondale Holistic Development TeamRow 46 - Cell 2
DNFAaron Watts (Aus) GPMRow 47 - Cell 2
DNFTristan Ward (Aus) Bennelong SwissWellnessRow 48 - Cell 2
DNFJoel Walsh (Aus) GPMRow 49 - Cell 2
DNFSean Vintin (Aus)Row 50 - Cell 2
DNFBen Van Dam (Aus) Nero KOM RacingRow 51 - Cell 2
DNFMathew Upton (Aus)Row 52 - Cell 2
DNFKyle Thompson (Aus)Row 53 - Cell 2
DNFDaniel Taylor (Aus)Row 54 - Cell 2
DNFJack Sutton (Aus) Oliver's Real Food RacingRow 55 - Cell 2
DNFTimothy Storer (Aus)Row 56 - Cell 2
DNFToby Stewart (Aus) Phoenix Cycling CollectiveRow 57 - Cell 2
DNFWilliam Barker (Aus) Phoenix Cycling CollectiveRow 58 - Cell 2
DNFTodd Satchell (Aus)Row 59 - Cell 2
DNFAllan Satchell (Aus)Row 60 - Cell 2
DNFPaul Salisbury (Aus)Row 61 - Cell 2
DNFPatrick Saccani-Williams (Aus)Row 62 - Cell 2
DNFThomas Robinson (Aus) Brisbane Continental Cycling TeamRow 63 - Cell 2
DNFMatthew Robertson (Aus)Row 64 - Cell 2
DNFCameron Roberts (Aus) GPMRow 65 - Cell 2
DNFSteven Robb (Aus)Row 66 - Cell 2
DNFAden Reynolds (Aus) mobius BridgeLaneRow 67 - Cell 2
DNFRobert Power (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 68 - Cell 2
DNFClint Perrett (Aus)Row 69 - Cell 2
DNFFreddy Ovett (Aus)Row 70 - Cell 2
DNFMitchell Neumann (Aus) Brisbane Continental Cycling TeamRow 71 - Cell 2
DNFConor Murtagh (Aus) mobius BridgeLaneRow 72 - Cell 2
DNFChristopher Miller (Aus) Nero KOM RacingRow 73 - Cell 2
DNFIvan Michelin-Beard (Aus)Row 74 - Cell 2
DNFDaniel McNamara (Aus)Row 75 - Cell 2
DNFSam McCallum (Aus)Row 76 - Cell 2
DNFLionel Mawditt (Aus) InForm TineliRow 77 - Cell 2
DNFJackson Mawby (Aus)Row 78 - Cell 2
DNFNick Locandro (Aus)Row 79 - Cell 2
DNFAdam Lloyd (Aus)Row 80 - Cell 2
DNFDylan Lindsey (Aus)Row 81 - Cell 2
DNFNicholas Leonard (Aus)Row 82 - Cell 2
DNFSean Lake (Aus) Bennelong SwissWellnessRow 83 - Cell 2
DNFAndrew Lake (Aus)Row 84 - Cell 2
DNFJake Klajnblat (Aus)Row 85 - Cell 2
DNFOllie Kent-Spark (Aus) Drapac EF p/b Cannondale Holistic Development TeamRow 86 - Cell 2
DNFThomas Kaesler (Aus) Drapac EF p/b Cannondale Holistic Development TeamRow 87 - Cell 2
DNFBrenton Jones (Aus) Delko Marseille Provence KTMRow 88 - Cell 2
DNFAllan Iacuone (Aus)Row 89 - Cell 2
DNFCraig Hutton (Aus) GPMRow 90 - Cell 2
DNFMichael Hepburn (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 91 - Cell 2
DNFJames Henry (Aus)Row 92 - Cell 2
DNFJoshua Harrison (Aus) SASIRow 93 - Cell 2
DNFMaximillian Hardy (Aus)Row 94 - Cell 2
DNFAnthony Giacoppo (Aus) Bennelong SwissWellnessRow 95 - Cell 2
DNFSimon Gerrans (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 96 - Cell 2
DNFJustin Gassner (Aus)Row 97 - Cell 2
DNFNathan Elliott (Aus) Bennelong SwissWellnessRow 98 - Cell 2
DNFLuke Durbridge (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 99 - Cell 2
DNFRylan Dowdell (Aus) Van D'am RacingRow 100 - Cell 2
DNFRowan Dever (Aus) Oliver's Real Food RacingRow 101 - Cell 2
DNFRohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 102 - Cell 2
DNFZakkari Dempster (Aus) Israel-Cycling AcademyRow 103 - Cell 2
DNFTim Cutler (Aus)Row 104 - Cell 2
DNFJesse Coyle (Aus) mobius BridgeLaneRow 105 - Cell 2
DNFJoel Coxon (Aus)Row 106 - Cell 2
DNFKelly Carter (Aus)Row 107 - Cell 2
DNFTimothy Cameron (Aus) St George Continental Cycling TeamRow 108 - Cell 2
DNFDaniel Bonello (Aus) St George Continental Cycling TeamRow 109 - Cell 2
DNFSascha Bondarenko-Edwards (Aus) Drapac EF p/b Cannondale Holistic Development TeamRow 110 - Cell 2
DNFDylan Benson (Aus)Row 111 - Cell 2
DNFDarryn Benn (Aus)Row 112 - Cell 2
DNFCameron Bayly (Aus) Bennelong SwissWellnessRow 113 - Cell 2
DNFMiles Scotson (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 114 - Cell 2
DNSKevin Berwick (Aus)Row 115 - Cell 2
DNSAngus Wilson (Aus)Row 116 - Cell 2
DNSJason Mitchell (Aus)Row 117 - Cell 2
DNSDaniel McConnell (Aus) Primaflor Mondraker Rotor - Ajram CapitalRow 118 - Cell 2
DNSRobbie Hucker (Aus) Team UkyoRow 119 - Cell 2
DNSNathan Booth (Aus) Phoenix Cycling CollectiveRow 120 - Cell 2

 

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