Great to see three Aussies on the podium at the 2015 Tour Down Under! A big GC win for Rohan Dennis, taking first by 2 seconds from Team Sky’s Richie Porte, Rohan’s BMC teammate and all round good guy Cadel Evans finishing third.
This all bodes well for Rohan’s attack on the hour record at the Velodrome Suisse in Grenchen next month. He’ll be looking to better the current record of 51.852km held by Matthias Brandle (who took the record from the legendary Jens Voigt).
In all probability he will have to contend with a higher record, as fellow Aussie Jack Bobridge will be having a crack at it before him on January 31st. Bobridge will be attempting his record at the Darebin International Sports Centre in Melbourne.
Both Dennis and Bobridge are in absolutely flying form, winning a stage each at the Tour Down Under. They also finished 2nd and 3rd respectively at the Australian National Time Trial Champs earlier this month. Richie Porte claimed the top spot, clawing back time on the course’s hillier sections.
Luckily for them both there’s no hills in the velodrome!