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Back to back for Luke Plapp as he sweeps up Australian road race title again

Back to back for Luke Plapp as he sweeps up Australian road race title again


Luke Plapp (Ineos Grenadiers) gets to hold onto his green and gold jersey and matching Pinarello for another year, with the Ineos Grenadiers rider beating a stacked field to take the elite men’s road race title at the AusCycling National Championships for a second year running.

The 22 year old flew solo again, leaving his move much later this time given the baking heat and powerful line up, flying out of a small lead group and holding off the charge of second placed Simon Clarke (Israel Premier-Tech), Michael Matthews (Jayco AlUla) in third and Drew Morey (Kinan Racing), who just missed the podium. Kane Richards (ARA Skip Capital) – a constant aggressor through the race – was next through the line to round out the top 5,

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