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Kelland O’Brien takes out Australian men’s criterium title as Jayco AlUla makes it another 1-2

Kelland O'Brien takes out Australian men's criterium title as Jayco AlUla makes it another 1-2


Kelland O’Brien delivered such a powerful lead out for Jayco AlUla teammate Blake Quick that he rode himself into green and gold jersey of the Australian criterium champion in Ballarat on Friday. 

“I still can’t believe I crossed the finish line first,” O’Brien said straight after stepping off the podium to collect his green and gold striped jersey. “It was all in for Blake and I took it up in the back straight so I had a good 30, 40 seconds in my legs before I opened up my sprint. I took the bottom corner nice and slow and just started up my acceleration really really slow out of the corner and the tailwind helped I guess.”

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