Ju­lia se­cures world ti­tle dou­ble with France sprint fin­ish vic­tory

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NOOSA’S Ju­lia Em­blin has won back-to-back world ti­tles. In an­other sprint fin­ish, she tri­umphed at the UCI Gran Fondo World Se­ries in Albi, France.

Ju­lia beat fel­low Aussie Gaye Lynn, while Kiwi Sharon Prut­ton was seven min­utes be­hind the the 75+ cat­e­gory.

Matthew Clark came in af­ter more than four hours on bike and fin­ished 120th out of more than 300 rid­ers in the men 45-49 age cat­e­gory.

Af­ter be­ing un­well for two weeks, reign­ing 70+ age cat­e­gory

cham­pion Mick Pat­ten of Bud­erim was 12th – seven min­utes down on the French win­ner.

Robert Mar­cucci was 152nd in the men 50-54 age group.

This year’s road race cir­cuits started in the heart of the Epis­co­pal City.

The in­ter­na­tional field for both races passed along the river Tarn, be­fore ex­plor­ing the vine­yards of Gail­la­cois. The 155km course in­cluded all the men cat­e­gories un­der 60 years old and 97km for all the fe­male cat­e­gories and men 60+.


Noosa’s Ju­lia Em­blin on top of the podium with fel­low Aussie Gaye Lynn (left) and Kiwi Sharon Prut­ton.

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