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Lauren Kitchen Oceania Champion!

Lauren Kitchen, (Team Hitec Products) has taken arguably the biggest win of her career this morning sealing the Oceania Road Race title from a select four up sprint in Goombungee, just outside Toowoomba. Australia. In the final sprint she beat Lizzie Williams and Katrin Garfoot (both Orica GreenEdge) and former Hitec-rider and Rachel Neylan.
“Im really happy with this win, Ive been close a few times to the top step so far this year but for it all to fall into place today for a big title like this, Im really stoked!”
The Gold medal will join Kitchen’s silver medal from the time trial event last Friday to make it a very successful weekend for the 24 year old. This was not just her first UCI-win, but it is also Hitec Products’ first victory of 2015.
With Kitchen wrapping up the title in Toowoomba she has taken the automatic spot for Australia for the World Championships to be held in Richmond, USA in September. With a ticket to the US now booked for the Worlds Lauren can now focus of building her form without the stresses of selection.
Results Road Race and Time Trial

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Lauren Kitchen with Bronze in Australian Championship Week

Lauren came away with a bronze from the Criterium race in the National championships Week in Australia. Having been placed 3d halfway in the time trial she dropped to 13th place in the Time Trial won by Shara Gillow (RaboLiv),
In the road race she finished 9th in a small group behind a the winner trio, of which new champion on the road is MTB-rider Peta Mullens.
Results:
Road Race
Time Trial
Criterium

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Lauren second in Baycrits

Lauren Kitchen Wins Sprint Jersey At 2015 Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic And Finishes Second Overall!
Lauren Kitchen wrapped up a successful week of racing in the fourth and final stage of the Bay Cycling Classic in Williamstown, Victoria yesterday as teammate Kimberley Wells sprinted to second on the stage to claim Roxsolt’s third podium of the week. Kitchen went into the stage with an unbeatable lead in the race’s sprint competition after consistent racing throughout the four race series.  With the green jersey safely in the back pocket of the Roxsolt team they turned their attention to claiming yellow after Lauren’s strong finish on Sunday’s third stage in Portarlington saw her move to within two points of the race lead.
“My form was really unknown coming into this week,” she said.
“I knew I had been training hard but I hadn’t done any intensity so to be able to back up everyday and be at the pointy end of the bike race I’m very happy,” Lauren finished.

Silver to Lauren in the Australian Championships

Australian national championships are just completed and we ended up with a surprising but pleasing silver medal for our newcomer Lauren Kitchen. Surprising because of the hard course that favored more specialist climbers. In the final sprint of 10 riders including 4 GreenEDGE riders, Gracie Elvin won narrowly over Lauren in the final sprint.  Lauren did all 3 races, starting with a 9th place in the ITT, continued with bronze in the criterium (when Chloe Hosking went down in an early crash), and completing a great week with the silver in the road race.
Race Report on Peloton Cafe
Video summary Road Race
Results Criterium
Results ITT

Sprint
Lauren Kitchen (left) just misses the Australian jersey on the line to Gracie Elvin (Orica GreenEDGE)