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Edmondson Takes Win in Noosa at the Australian Open Criterium

Wrapping up over the weekend was the 2015 Noosa Triathalon Multi Sport Festival. The event, supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland, is part of a growing sporting, cultural and regional events calendar for the state and displayed some impressive top quality racing for spectators and athletes alike. 

Edmondson, hoping for the same success at the Rio Olympics next year was helped by his Orica-GreenEDGE team mate Michael Hepburn toward the front of the bunch after some fierce attacks by the riders, including Sam Volkers, who may have been fearing the speed of Edmondson and German rider Michael Schweizer of team African Wildlife Safaris in the final sprint.

Edmondson and Schweizer battled it out head to head as they sprinted with tremendous speed toward the line.

Schweizer instinctively threw his hands in the air on the line, but upon review by the officials it showed Edmondson snuck in front by a whisker, a result he was glad to hear.

“I was a bit confident but with him putting his hand up, to celebrate, I didn’t know. I just did my best and it was all in the throw at the end.”
Said the triple track cycling World Champion.

Edmondson just signed with Orica-GreenEDGE and has predicted it will be a good year of racing for him and his team.

For the women’s competition, Georgia Baker of the High5 Dream Team took the win with Sarah Roy coming in for a close second place.

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