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Miles Scotson wins National Road Race Championship

Miles Scotson is Australia 2017 Road Race Champion after a blistering attack at the end of the race at Mt Buninyong in Victoria

The peleton stayed together until the final kilometres of the 183km race including favorites Brendan Canty, Jay McCarthy, Nathan Haas and Lachlan Morton.

Simon Gerrans and Luke Durbridge were also there.

With 1.8km to go  Scotson dropped back behind the lead group for no apparent reason.

He then put in a blistering attack and never looked back.

The bunch countered but never caught Scotson, Gerro 2nd and Nathan Hass 3rd.

“No way did I think I'd get around 18 laps today with the training load I'd done,” he said after his most significant win to date.

“There was no pressure. I wanted to have a crack and enjoy it. I asked the mechanic to put on a 54 chain ring and stuck with that tactic!"

The U23 national champion signed for BMC racing this season and will ride the WorldTour alomngside team mates Richie Porte and Rohan Dennis.

“I just can't wait for this season," Scotson told SBS Cycling after the big win. “I think I’ve got more, I’m going to enjoy it,”

Gerrans, who revealed he was sick over Christmas, was disappointed not to win his third national title – but paid rich tribute to Scotson.

“It’s disappointing when it’s so close,” he said. “What a great way for him to get his professional career started – I’m happy for a young guy to get the win there today, he really deserved it.”

Haas likewise tipped his hat to the winner. “Obviously Miles was an exceptional winner today - this course has no gifts and it takes no prisoners,” he said.

2017 Australian National Championships Men's Road Race Results Top 10

1 Miles Scotson (BMC) 4:37:55
2 Simon Gerrans (Orica-Scott) ,,
3 Nathan Haas (Dimension Data) ,,
4 Cameron Bayly (Isowhey Sports Swisswellness) ,,
5 Nathan Earle (UKYO) ,,
6 Travis Meyer ,,
7 Brendan Canty (Cannondale-Drapac) ,,
8 Robbie Hucker (Isowhey Sports Swisswellness) ,,
9 Lachlan Norris (UnitedHealthcare) ,,
10 Mark O’Brien (Drapac-Pat’s Veg),,

Miles Scotson wins National Road Race Championship

 

 
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