Wiggins tears up Subiaco

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Craig Wiggins celebrates as he crosses the finishing line.
Camera IconCraig Wiggins celebrates as he crosses the finishing line. Credit: PB Photography

Craig Wiggins’ preparations for the upcoming Oceania Road Championships are progressing well after he left his rivals reeling in the final sprint of the Ring Super Crit event on Sunday in Subiaco.

The race was part of The Ring Summer Criterium Series and held in the streets of Subiaco as Wiggins produced a powerful finishing burst to win the men’s title by 0.999 seconds over Theo Yates.

His finishing sprint came at the end of 41 laps on the tight street circuit, Wiggins celebrating as he crossed the line in his St George Continental team colours.

Craig Wiggins, centre, in the leading pack late in the race.
Camera IconCraig Wiggins, centre, in the leading pack late in the race. Credit: PB Photography

The 20-year-old is training hard for the 2020 Oceania Road Championships that will be held in Brisbane on April 5 and 6 and said this victory was a nice reward for all the hours he was putting in.

“It was a hectically tight course in Subi, which made it super tough,” Wiggins said.

“I raced it hard to thin out the field early on, then played my cards right into the final two corners to take the sprint.

“This was a nice little confirmation the training is going well for Oceania champs in April.”

Wiggins is a multiple Albany sportsperson of the year and has established a great partnership with his St George Continental team in the past couple of years.

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