NRS - National Road Series

NRS - National Road Series

Women’s Subaru NRS heads to Apple Aisle for Mersey Valley Tour

Former junior time trial world champion Macey Stewart's return to cycling continues this week on familiar roads, with the Subaru National Road Series crossing the Bass Strait for the 11th edition of the Mersey Valley Tour. The Mersey Valley Tour is...

High5 Dream Team Set for Tough Tasmanian Test

With no time to pause between National Road Series events, the High5 Dream Team heads to Tasmania eager to take on the tough terrain of the Mersey Valley Tour. Racing gets underway on Friday morning with a 16km time trial...

Men’s peloton to roll into action this weekend at 2017 Subaru NRS opener

Regarded by many as the toughest one-day race in the country, the 57th edition of the race promises to yet again deliver a thrilling finish to the 228-kilometre trek through Northern New South Wales which includes a punishing 3383m of climbing punctuated...

Women’s NRS Standings after Tour of the South West

INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS 1. Shannon Malseed (Holden Women's Cycling Team) - 400 2. Louisa Lobigs (Holden Women's Cycling Team) - 300 3. Grace Brown (Holden Women's Cycling Team) - 190 4. Lisen Hockings (Holden Women's Cycling Team) - 180 5. Ruth Corset (Rush Women's Team)...

Tour of the South West: Tour victory clinches Subaru NRS leaders jersey for Malseed

Holden Women's Racing has a reasserted its place at the top of Subaru National Road Series, with an overall tour win by Portland local, Shannon Malseed at the Tour of South West. After not placing in the previous two stages,...

Chloe Moran third on Tour of the South West Stage 2

High5 Dream Team’s Chloe Moran has sprinted to third place on Stage 2 of the 2017 Tour of the South West, narrowly being beaten home by Sophie Mackay (Specialized Women’s Racing) and Macey Stewart (TIS Racing Team). For Moran, it was her first time on the podium as a member of the High5 Dream Team, in just her fourth National Road Series event. ‘I’m really happy to get my first ever National Road Series podium, it came down to the wire and I think there were a few things I could've done differently that could've changed the result, and as a team collectively we've all come away with some things to improve on going into the next stage.’ ‘The conditions played a big part in the race today, there were strong winds and some rain which made for a bit of gutter action! There were a couple of times the High5 Dream Team tried to get a split going, with really strong riding from Em and Ruby, but I think some of the other teams wanted to keep it together so nothing got away during the stage.’ ‘In the end, it came down to a bunch sprint, it was a pretty hectic finish and I think I got myself a bit caught and when I finally went for the sprint it was that little bit too late to get the win. I haven't raced much NRS before; going in I was a bit unsure of where I was at so today was a good indicator of what I can work on going forward.’ With the team riding to protect Sam de Riter for a sprint finish, the plan had to be changed out on the road due to a mechanical issue that put de Riter out of the race.  Thanks to some quick thinking, Moran was able to take responsibility for the team's result. ‘Initially, the plan was to ride for Sam but she had an unfortunate mechanical early in the race, putting her out for the day. Unfortunately, we didn't really get a lead out going which is something to look to improve in other races but with Sam gone, it was up to me to try to go for the sprint.’ With one stage to go, a 40 minute criterium in Peterborough, the High5 Dream Team are looking to end the tour on a high. ‘We've got a few options to play tomorrow depending on how the race unfolds and what the conditions are like, so we'll have to see when it comes down to it but hopefully, the team can get a good result to finish the tour,’ concluded Moran. In the morning Stage 1 time trial, wet and wild conditions synonymous with the Tour of the South West greeted the riders for the early morning start. Tessa Fabry was the highest placed High5 Dream Team rider, finishing 9th in a time of 17:36.04. After Stage 2, Fabry is the highest placed rider on the team, currently 10th on General Classification, 35 seconds behind race leader Lisen Hockings with one stage remaining.

Hockings & Mackay celebrate stage wins as Holden Racing takes team’s lead at the...

Holden Women's Racing has a taken stranglehold on the team's leader after the opening two stages of the Tour of South West in Wangoom, outside of Warrnambool today. The Tour, the second event for women in the 2017 Subaru National...

High5 Dream Team Eager For NRS Restart

After a two-month hiatus, the High5 Dream Team is eager to get back into National Road Series action at the 2017 Tour of the South West this weekend in Victoria’s picturesque regions of Port Campbell and Peterborough. Racing on Saturday sees a double stage day, with a 12.7km time trial in the morning followed by a 51km road race in the afternoon. On Sunday, the action heads to Peterborough for a fast and furious 40-minute criterium to determine the tour winner. One rider who is eager to get back into racing is Victorian Sam de Riter, who will be hoping to add to her palmares after taking out the final stage at the 2017 Tour of East Gippsland . ‘The High5 Dream Team has a strong and diverse squad for the Tour of South West this weekend, and I think we can really mix it up with the best in the peloton and make some appearances on the top step of the podium!’ ‘The Holden Women’s Racing Team will have the current National Road Series leader, and the 2016 series winner on the start line on Saturday, so I think they will definitely have the targets on their back, and it’s up to the rest of us to see if we are strong enough to knock them off.’ ‘We have three Victorians in the squad, myself, Tessa, and Ruby, so we’re certainly hoping for some typically tough Victorian conditions to blow the race apart!’ 2017 TOUR OF SOUTH WEST HIGH5 DREAM TEAM SQUAD Chloe Moran Sam de Riter Tessa Fabry Ruby Roseman-Gannon Emily Roper Racing starts at 8am on Saturday, follow #H5DT and #NRS17 on Twitter for updates!

World number one Ankudinoff gears up for Tour of South West

The women's peloton at this weekend's Tour of South West - the second event for women in the 2017 Subaru National Road Series (#NRS17) – will boast a world number inside the ranks. Sydney's Ashlee Ankudinoff, 27, a dual world...

The Keagan Girdlestone comeback continues with return to NRS for Grafton to Inverell

Keagan Girdlestone is excited to announce his return to the Australian National Road Series when he takes on the 228km one day classic the Grafton to Inverell race in New South Wales on the 13th May. Keagan Girdlestone: “I really believe I’m ready for this. I’ve had an awesome block of training with solid 30 hour weeks in the lead up. I’ve gained movement and dexterity in my right arm and I’m lean and super hungry to get back into the NRS for this race. It’s a really competitive level of racing and I just want to ride!” In the lead up to the Grafton to Inverell 2017, Keagan has not only been training, he’s been racing as well. "I started out with some fondos and fun type events with a clear goal of just finishing. ThenI went and raced some elite races here in NZ. I'm not fearful at all in peloton.” Due to the nature of the graft in his neck, Keagan was initially restricted to under 145 beats per minute at all times. After months of steady training under this limitation, his doctors saw fit to remove the restriction in late March 2017 and Keagan knew that his real comeback could begin. Why the Grafton to Inverell? Keagan: “There are a number of factors; the timing, the single day nature of the race and the fact that it’s over 200km and I've never raced over 200km. It’s all about constantly challenging myself…” Keagan will be a guest rider with the newest (and possibly) youngest squad in the National Road Series- Team Ultra Racing who have stated that their goal for 2017 is to establish the team in the National Road Race Series with a great Team of riders on and off the bike. As far as race goals, Keagan is ambitious but realistic. “I am just going there to finish. This is just another piece in the comeback puzzle. That said, since my crash, I’ve become notorious for wanting to over achieve so the not-so-secret secondary goal is to finish with the bunch - or what remains of it! I’m not going in as a favourite rider nor as a supported one. There’s no pressure to perform, so I am going to just enjoy it.” The Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic is Australia’s toughest one day cycling race and is an iconic event on the national cycling calendar. At 228km with 3382m of climbing, including the formidable 17km climb of the Gibraltar Range, it takes riders through the beautiful Clarence Valley and New England Highlands of northern NSW. It has been long regarded as one of the most prestigious races in the country and past winners and participants boasts many riders who have Olympic Games and Tour de France success. About: Keagan Girdlestone is a 20 year old cyclist who was born in South Africa and resides in Christchurch, New Zealand. In 2016, while racing in his first season as a neo pro in Italy, he was nearly fatally injured when he collided with a car while racing in Italy. Since then he has defied records, expectations and doctors orders to realise his dream of become a pro cyclist. Website: https://keagangirdlestone.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Keaganvtc Twitter: @Keagan_vtc Instagram: keagangirdlestone

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