11 February, 2024

O’Brien storms home

MARK O’Brien has taken out the 2024 Powercor Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycling Classic.

By Staff Writer

O’Brien storms home - feature photo

Thirty-six year old O’Brien, a self-proclaimed ‘journeyman’ finished the 267km race in six hours, 24 minutes – crossing the finish line solo after breaking away from the pack six kilometres earlier.

Now in its 108th year, Australia’s oldest bike race — nicknamed ‘the Warrny’ — was once again proved a crowd pleaser, with hundreds gathering along Raglan Parade to watch riders cross the line.

Connor Sens held on to second place while last year’s winner, Tristan Saunders, claimed third.


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