Rohan Dennis completes Australian time trial triple

05 January 2018 05:00
Rohan Dennis (BMC) continued his dominance of the Australian national time trial title, claiming a third straight green and gold jersey. For the second year in succession, former two-time winner Luke Durbridge (Mitchelton-Scott) claimed the silver medal In Richie Porte's first time trial since the 2017 Tour de France, the 2015 national champion claimed the bronze medal. Miles Scotson was fourth to ensure BMC dominated the top-five overall. Deciding to remain at his European base of Andorra for a maiden white Christmas, Dennis had little issue adapting to Thursday's hot and dry weather which he hinted as a possible obstacle to his hat-trick.ADVERTISEMENT "The main concern for me was the heat today and how I was going to cope today so I am glad I handled it quite well and came home with the win," Dennis said, who added he benefitted from an ice sock in his jersey during the ride. Catching minute-man Durbridge, Dennis explained that he rode the 40.9km course on feel but still had enough in the tank for the challenging final kilometres back into the start/finish area. "I held onto it for a long time. I didn’t blow out as much as what I normally would," he said. "I was told to go out a little easier this year but in the end, I feel it out and I actually seem to be able to hold myself and compose myself until five kilometres to go instead of something like ten kilometres to go." How it unfolded You can read more at Cyclingnews.com . read full article

Source: Cycling News