Australia and New Zealand share the elite time trial spoils in Canberra
Defending champion Paul Odlin (NZL) and Australia's Taryn Heather (VIC) claimed the elite time trials at the 2013 Oceania Road Championships in Canberra on Wednesday.
In wet and slippery conditions, Odlin prevailed in the 40km men's event over Ben Dyball (NSW) by less than three seconds, with team mate Joseph Cooper finishing third.
Heather had a more convincing victory in her 25km time trial, finishing almost one minute clear of Grace Sulzberger (TAS) and Ruth Corset (QLD).
Reigning Australian champion Damian Howson (SA) claimed the honours in the under 23 category, with his Jayco-AIS World Tour Academy team mates Campbell Flakemore (TAS) and Adam Phelan (ACT) rounding out the podium.
In the under 19 events Tom Kaesler (SA) and Emily McRedmond (WA) were victorious.
Time Trial Results (Top 3)
Elite Men 40km
1. Paul ODLIN (NZL) 53:45.56
Elite Women 25km
1. Taryn HEATHER (VIC) 39:02.63
Under 23 Men 35km
1. Damien HOWSON (SA) 45:54.20
U19 Men 25km
1. Tom KAESLER (SA) 36:57.09
U19 Women 14km
1. Emily MCREDMOND (WA) 22:02.64
The 2013 Oceania Road Championships will be run by Cycling ACT in conjunction with Cycling Australia.
The Championships continue on Saturday with the under 19 women's and elite women's road races.