U19 WOMEN'S TIME TRIAL
Donning bandages following the dramatic end to Saturday’s road race, young gun Francesca Sewell (Gold Coast Cycling Club) nabbed her second gold of the 2019 Championships in the under 19 time trial. Her TT gold medal caps off an almost flawless Road Nationals campaign, claiming bronze in the criterium and gold in the road race.
Sewell covered the 15.9km out and back course in Buninyong in a time 23mins 34secs, 19 seconds better than Catelyn Turner (Launceston City CC) and more than one minute ahead of Katarina Chung-Orr (Port Adelaide CC) who completed the podium.
“I’m really stoked. I’m feeling good, a little tired now but it has been a tough weekend.
“I didn’t actually know that I was on a good time during the race, but my coaches were in the car behind me honking the horn, encouraging me. I certainly wasn’t expecting to get the time I did.
“It wasn’t my ideal win on Saturday obviously so, today, I feel like I definitely did it myself.”
U19 MENS TIME TRIAL
Two days after winning gold in the road race, Patrick Eddy (InForm TM Insight MAKE) continued his fine form with gold in the under 19 men’s time trial in Buninyong.
16-year-old Eddy clocked a time of 29mins 54secs across the 21.km course, eleven seconds ahead of Harry Morgan (Blackburn Cycling Club), and twenty seconds ahead of James Moriarty (Balmoral Cycle Club).
The win comes three months after claiming the prized position on the podium in the criterium and time trial at the Under 17 National Championships in September.
Patrick's brother Samual backed up his road race silver with a fourth-place time trial result, proving 2018 is looking bright for the Eddy family.
“I went really deep, and I’m just happy to come out with the win and do the double.
“I knew I had great form but, I came here as a bottom-ager and did not expect to get two gold. I think that’s a bit much. I was really looking for one podium. I just can’t believe I have two gold.
“There’s no chance I’d be here today without my brother Sam. He wakes me up every morning to go train. He just motivates me so much. We’re teammates, we’re best mates, and we’re brothers. I’m really grateful to have him.”