Shannon Jones and Sophie Barker dead-heated for first in this morning’s ASC Galaxy sprint event at the University of Canberra. Jones had a narrow lead for most of the race, but small time losses at the end of each of the two main loops kept her from outright victory.
It was the first National League victory for both, as the multiple levels of the campus brought some more fancied contenders unstuck. Rachel Effeney repeated her impressive sprint result from Dubbo to place third outright, two seconds behind the leading pair.
Dave Shepherd, seemingly unaffected by the broken thumb that forced him out of the last day of Easter, opened up a narrow lead on Simon Uppill over the first few controls, and held it to the end with a margin of 12 seconds. Rob Walter completed the placings.
Nick Andrewartha was the lead junior male ahead of Bryan Keely, reversing the Easter sprint result, whilst there was once again a Queensland trifecta in W17-20E, with Bridget Anderson and Krystal Neumann completing the placings behind Effeney.