And on the sixth day, they would rest… But for the opening stanza of 2017 there was a flurry of activity on the road racing scene.
After the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic, contested on the first three days of the year, came the national championships – first the criteriums in Ballarat, and then the time trials.
Behind the lens and on the ground for RIDE Media was passionate cycling photographer Jean-Pierre Ronco. He has selected a number of images from the time trial events that were contested on Thursday 5 January 2017.
The elite titles were won by Rohan Dennis and Katrin Garfoot who finished well ahead of their nearest rivals.
For full results of the three TT events, click the links below.
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For a look at some of the images from the day of the time trial, scroll down and have a look at Ronco’s work…
– Photos: Jean-Pierre Ronco