Australian Road Championships: Plapp wins elite men's time trial unseating Durbridge

Lucas Plapp in the green and gold after winning the elite men's time trial title
(Image credit: AusCycling)

Luke Plapp (InForm TMX Make) stepped up to the elite ranks early and straight into the green and gold jersey of the Australian time trial champion, delivering a clear win over favourite Luke Durbridge (Team BikeExchange) at Australia's 2021 Federation University Road National Championships. 

The 20-year-old rider finished almost a minute ahead of Durbridge in the 37.5 kilometre elite men’s time trial while it was another first timer in the category, Kelland O’Brien (InForm TMX Make), who came third. 

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lucas Plapp (Aus) Inform TMX Make 0:46:01
2Luke Durbridge (Aus) Team Bike Exchange 0:00:43
3Kelland O'brien (Aus) Inform TMX Make 0:01:11
4Chris Harper (Aus) Team Jumbo Visma 0:01:28
5Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Team Bike Exchange 0:03:01
6Alastair Christie-Johnston (Aus) Team Bridgelane 0:03:27
7Kane Richards (Aus) Meiyo Ccn Pro Cycling 0:03:44
8Jordan Villani (Aus) Giant Racing Team 0:03:47
9Angus Lyons (Aus) Ara - Pro Racing Sunshine Coast 0:04:03
10Matt Burton 0:04:08
11Nicholas Squillari 0:04:17
12Harley Moore (Aus) Futuro Pro Cycling 0:04:31
13Jordan Louis (Aus) Veris Racing 0:04:37
14Tim Cutler 0:04:48
15James Ogilvie 0:05:00
16Oliver Stenning (Aus) Ara - Pro Racing Sunshine Coast 0:05:04
17Matthew Sparnon 0:05:41
18Dean Madden 0:05:49
19Sam Gifford 0:06:08
20Peter Milostic 0:06:16
21Jack Aitken 0:06:16
22Cameron Fraser 0:06:48
23Lucas Hoffman 0:06:48
24Giovanni Ross 0:06:56
25Matthew Sherwin 0:07:32
26Sam Greenwood 0:07:44
27Robert Storey 0:07:53
28Peter Wakefield 0:08:13
29Patrick Saccani-Williams (Aus) Velofit Australia 0:08:54
30Willem Van Wyk 0:09:15
31Paul Speed 0:09:54

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Simone Giuliani
Australia Editor

Simone is a degree-qualified journalist that has accumulated decades of wide-ranging experience while working across a variety of leading media organisations. She joined Cyclingnews as a Production Editor at the start of the 2021 season and has now moved into the role of Australia Editor. Previously she worked as a freelance writer, Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg. Cycling was initially purely a leisure pursuit for Simone, who started out as a business journalist, but in 2015 her career focus also shifted to the sport.

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