Van Der Ploeg 3rd In Elite Road Race Aussie Nationals - Neil Van Der Ploeg confirmed his class today in the Australian Road Championship in Bunninyong when he finished a gutsy third behind Henrich Haussler and Caleb Ewan.

The 183km race would see the riders tackle Mount Bunninyong 18 times and with WT Team Orica Green Edge losing their star performer to a broken collar bone in December the race was going to be much more of a lottery. Read more >