Matthews takes slim road title win

The Oceania Championships were wrapped up when the road race honours were decided in cold and wet conditions in Gore. Australian Michael Matthews made it a double when he took out the overall men’s honours over 113kms, to follow his performance in winning the under-23 time trial in the overall fastest time of the day.

With a number of defections, Matthews proved too strong to hold off Southland’s Matt Marshall with Alex McGregor (New Zealand) piping Southland’s Patrick Williamson for third.

Australia’s Bridie O’Donnell, third in the time trial, cleared out to win the women’s race over 95km, winning by more than nine minutes to Karen Fulton (New Zealand) and Rochelle Gilmore (Australia).

Otago’s Grad Evans won the under-19 title with a dominant display from Australia’s Jack Bennett.


Swipe to scroll horizontally
Elite Men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Australia)3:09:25
2Matt Marshall (New Zealand)0:00:03
3Alex McGregor (New Zealand)2:19:30
Swipe to scroll horizontally
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brad Evans (New Zealand)3:11:52
2Jack Bennett (Australia)0:12:23
Swipe to scroll horizontally
Elite Women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bridie O’Donnell (Australia)2:50:03
2Karen Fulton (New Zealand)0:09:23
3Rochelle Gilmore (Australia)Row 2 - Cell 2


Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Latest on Cyclingnews