By VeloNews Interactive
Navigators’ Nathan O’Neill won the Australian Professional National Time Trial Championship on Wednesday, clocking 47:41 over the course of the 40km route. Oenone Wood took the women’s 30km championship in 41:18.
O’Neill, the most recent recruit to the U.S.-based Navigators team, Nathan, beat Rory Sutherland and Russell Van Hout to take his third title in four years. Indeed, Wednesday’s win marks O’Neill’s ninth national championship, seven of which were earned in the discipline against the clock.
Wood started the 30km time trial at the Adelaide hills town of Echunga as the strong favorite and defending champion.
The world No.3 delivered again, clocking 41 minutes and 18 seconds to win by 41 seconds.
“I got exactly what I wanted today – I wanted to come out here, have a solid ride and get the win,” Wood said. “I rode fairly well and I felt comfortable out there – I think I’m where I need to be.”
This was only Carrigan’s second race since she won the Olympic road race on August 15 and then had the longest break of her cycling career.
1. Nathan O’Neill, 47:41
2. Rory Sutherland, at 1:37
3. Russell Van Hout, at 2:47
1. Oenone Wood, 41:18
2. Sara Carrigan, at 0:41
3. Amy Gillett, 0:59