It was a close finish for Kerby finishing just 0.2 seconds in front of South Australia’s Harry Carpenter to take out the under 23 Time Trial Championships.
Kerby, who finished fourth in the 2013 event, nailed the 28km Burrumbeet time trial course in 34 minutes 56.44 seconds, setting the new fastest time at the halfway mark, averaging 52km/hr over the 28km course.
[quote_center]“This year I came in with the right preparation and support and I knew that I could win so it’s a great feeling,” he said. [/quote_center]
Kerby admitted that although his 2013 road title was “very special”, today’s winning ride tasted just as sweet. Next up is Saturday’s road title race where Kerby aims to defend his title.
“Buninyong is such an unrelenting course and it’s going to come down to who has the strongest legs on the day.
“Hopefully I’m in that front group when it matters.”