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Gallery: Images From The Men’s & Women’s Melbourne To Warrnambool

Mark O’Brien achieved a long-awaited triumph in his cycling career, clinching victory at the Powercore Melbourne to Warrnambool race on his thirteenth start of the iconic event.

After covering 267 kilometers and enduring six hours and 24 minutes of intense racing, O’Brien broke away from his competitors with six kilometers to go, securing a solo finish and claiming the 108th title of Australia’s oldest bike race.

Reflecting on his strategy, O’Brien acknowledged his reputation as a slower rider and emphasized the necessity of distancing himself from the pack to secure the win.

His victory marked the culmination of thirteen years of dedication and perseverance for the 36-year-old cyclist.

Meanwhile, Lucy Stewart emerged victorious in the Lochard Energy Women’s Warrnambool Classic, showcasing resilience after overcoming injury setbacks.

Despite being a teenager, Stewart showcased remarkable strength in the breakaway and sprinted to an unexpected win.

Josephine Peppern finished second after a spirited sprint finish with Amanda Poulsen.

Images courtesy of Henry Yates – the 6ft8 photographer.

Mark O’Brien Winning the iconic Melbourne to Warrnambool race.

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