A theme of the first championship of 2018 is ‘Hat Tricks’: three wins in a row for Caleb Ewan (criterium), Callum Scotson (U23 TT), Rohan Dennis (elite TT) and Katrin Garfoot (elite TT).

Here is another instalment of a ‘Nationals Gallery’ series by Jean-Pierre Ronco, presented by Cervélo.

She’s no longer part of the GreenEdge family but her legacy with Australian cycling is growing with each championships Katrin Garfoot contests. The QAS rider claimed her third successive TT title at the nationals this week. She isn’t necessarily outspoken but she doesn’t mind telling it how it is.

To beat her, you need to be very good!

“There was a lot of pressure,” she said about the time trial, “even though I know I should be in the ball-park because if someone was better than me, then they can be world champion. So it is rather unlikely, but there is always a possibility, always a doubt.”

The 36-year-old was a dual medallist at the worlds in Norway last year: third in the time trial, second in the road race.

She is a consistent performer and is now in contention for the double double – first in both the TT and road race, for a second year in a row.

 

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Below is part five of our collection of images from the nationals. 
Jean-Pierre Ronco selected 27 images from the women’s TT on Friday (which included a total field of 18 riders, including five who were racing in the under-23 division).

 

– This gallery is proudly sponsored by Cervélo

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Visit the Tour Down Under village (13-21 January 2018) and you’ll find a special Cervélo booth that showcases the bikes used by the Dimension Data WorldTour team as well as the Aussie-registered Bennelong-SwissWellness team.

There will also be a chance to test ride a number of bikes including the S3 Disc… and, if you try a bike, you automatically go in the draw to win a fantastic frameset.

 

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The women’s TT podiums (above): elite and under-23.

Women’s criterium

By Jean-Pierre Ronco

 

Men’s TT

By Jean-Pierre Ronco

 

Under-23 TT

By Jean-Pierre Ronco

 

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