Plapp is uncovered in the Australian Nationals chrono

The young rider, one of the great Australian time trial promises, took the victory in the event ahead of the current champion Luke Durbridge.


Luke Plapp has achieved this Wednesday the most important victory of his short career after proclaiming himself absolute champion of Australia in time trial. The young Australian cyclist has prevailed ahead of four-time champion of the specialty, Luke Durbridge, and Kellan O'Brien to achieve this great victory in a test in which the double world champion Rohan Dennis did not participate.

At 20 years old Plapp, who had already been proclaimed Australian time trial champion in the junior category and in the sub-23 category last year and who was silver in the junior chrono of the 2018 Innsbruck World Cups after Remco Evenepoel, stopped the clock in 45: 40.

A real time if we take into account that in the 37.5 kilometers of route he got 1:02 to a specialist like Luke Durbridge, who took the silver medal and 1:30 to his teammate Kelland O'Brien, that was made with bronze.

Sarah Gigante repeats title in the women's category

In the women's category, the victory went to Team Tibco-SVB cyclist Sarah Gigante, who stopped the clock in 40:41, 17 seconds better than Grace Brown (Team BikeExchange), who took silver and who scored almost four minutes to Nicole Frain, who took the bronze.

It is the second national time trial title for Gigante, who at 20 years of age also boasts the title of Australian time trial champion achieved in 2020 and absolute champion in the 2019 cross-country event.

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