Louis Fuhrmann wins his third series title at Ballarat 2024

Exciting wrap-up for the Ballarat 2024 Virtus Cycling World Series (Northern Hemisphere) today, showcasing stellar performances by the French team once again.

Louis Fuhrmann of France completed a triumphant sweep of all three events at the Virtus Cycling World Series in Ballarat, Australia, securing victory in the 40km road race today.

Fuhrmann seized the lead during the hill climb on lap 3 of the 4-lap race. Responding to Fuhrmann’s break, Australia’s Cameron Marshall also broke away from the pack in pursuit of Fuhrmann.

Maintaining his lead throughout the race, Fuhrmann crossed the finish line at 1 hr 14:02, with Marshall securing second place at 1 hr 15:01 and Leo Collet (FRA) clinching third at 1 hr 15:42. Collet exhibited strong riding in the final 200m, outpacing Korea’s Jongwoong Won (1 hr 15:44). Marshall proudly claimed his second National Champion Jersey.

Vincent and Louis posing with their gold medals. Photo Credit: Michael Thompson/SIA

In the men’s II-2 category, Vincent Pomorski reversed roles with compatriot Ange Richiero, winning in 1 hr 25:25, while Richiero secured second place in 1 hr 28:00.

The Women’s National Championship race over 30km witnessed a formidable performance from Montana Whiteley, who rode solo for 30km, securing victory in 1 hr 10:52. This marked her second National title of the Championships, following her earlier triumph in the Time Trial earlier in the week.

Full results can be accessed from the AusCycling website.