Freiberg battles back to take elite men's Australian road race title

Michael Freiberg (Pro Racing Sunshine Coast) celebrates winning the 2019 Australia national title

Despite having been part of a day-long breakaway at the elite men's Australian road race national championships , former omnium world champion Michael Freiberg (Pro Racing Sunshine Coast) battled back to surprise leading duo Chris Harper (Team BridgeLane) and Cameron Meyer ( Mitchelton-Scott ) in the final kilometre to win the green-and-gold jersey in Buninyong, Victoria, on Sunday. Both Freiberg and Harper has been part of a four-man move along with Meyer's Mitchelton teammates Luke Durbridge and defending champion Alex Edmondson early on in the 185.6km, 16-lap road race on an 11.6km circuit that included the short but sharp climb of Mount Buninyong. When the quartet were joined by Meyer, Harper's BridgeLane teammate Jason Lea and Conor Murtagh (Oliver's Real Food Racing), Freiberg and Murtaghe – with no teammates – looked like the men most likely to miss out. But with Durbridge and Edmondson eventually committing to teammate Meyer, and ...

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