Canberra’s Rebecca Wiasak fought off a stellar field to defend her national criterium crown at the 2019 FedUni Road National Championships in Ballarat, Victoria on 4 January.
Wiasak (Fearless Femme Racing) launched her winning attack at the bottom of the final straight to stream past the peloton to claim victory.
“There were some really strong teams represented so to come out again as an individual and win is just unbelievable and there were definitely some tears at the end of the race.”
Cavs chase division title
The Canberra Cavalry have continued their chase of the ABL North-East division title with a clean sweep against the Sydney Blue Sox at Narrabundah Ballpark.
The Cavalry started the series strongly on Thursday 3 January with a 6-2 win, followed by a 10-9 win in game two. The remaining games were played as a double header on Sunday afternoon, 6 January, after Saturday night’s game was called off due to rain, with the Cavs winning 2-0 and 8-5.
The result sees Canberra equal second with the Brisbane Bandits in the North-East division and sets up a crucial series against the Bandits starting tonight (10 January) in Brisbane.
At a glance
WNBL: The UC Capitals proved too strong for Bendigo Spirit as they cruised to a 40-point victory on Friday 4 January. The Capitals are away to the Townsville Fire on 11 January and the Sydney Uni Flames on 13 January.
W-League: A late, controversial penalty proved the difference as Canberra United lost 1-0 to Perth Glory on 3 January. Canberra United’s next match is against Adelaide United at McKellar Park on Sunday 13 January 4pm. In other Canberra United news, formerly retired forward Ashleigh Sykes has signed with the club for the remainder of the season as an injury replacement for Natasha Prior, who will miss the rest of the season due to a severe concussion.
Brumbies: Lock Rory Arnold has announced that he will sign for French club Toulouse after the end of the 2019 Super Rugby Season. The Brumbies kick off their season with a home match against the Rebels at GIO Stadium on Friday 15 February 2019. Prior to that, the team will meet the Rebels in a trial match at Viking Park, Erindale on Saturday 26 January 6.30pm. Entry to this match is free. The team will then play a second trial match against the Waratahs in Goulburn on Thursday 7 February 6.30pm, with free entry to Brumbies and Waratahs members and under 18s.