QUEENSLANDER Jordan Kerby made amends for the disappointment of a year ago by taking out the Cycling Australia Road National Championships under-23 men’s time trial title at Burrumbeet yesterday.
Kerby edged out South Australian Harry Carpenter by 0.2 seconds over the 28km circuit.
Another SASI rider, Miles Scotson, finished third.
As well as a great deal of personal satisfaction, Kerby also provided newly upgraded pro-continental team Drapac with its first national title.
Kerby set himself for the time trial last year but was disappointed he could do no better than fourth.
He then came out and won the under-23 road race at Buninyong.
Determined to turn the tables this time, Kerby said he had the perfect preparation.
“I really wanted it.
“There was a fire in the belly.
“I gave it everything.”
Kerby said the support he had received from the team had been phenomenal, after having the faith to sign him on.
He said the entire Drapac team was “super motivated” for the championships.