Another coup for Teschner

CANBERRA'S Oenone Wood sparked off a day where defending champions reigned as she claimed the Australian elite women's time trial championship for the second year in a row.

Wood, starting last as the strong favourite, accounted for Olympic gold medallist Sara Carrigan (Queensland) and South Australian Amy Gillette (nee Safe) in a time of 41.17 on a fast, undulating 30km course.

Oenone's victory has in itself created an enviable record that many of the world's bike builders would love to own.

For Coffs Harbour-based Teschner Bikes it boosts their record in this event to seven straight consecutive national women's individual time trial titles starting back in 1999.

"Every year since then the winner of this event has been riding one of our time trial framesets," Peter Teschner said.

"Like many of the years before, the top three place getters in this year's event were riding Teschner bikes.

"In fact I could safely say that the top five place getters (like in most of the previous years) were riding a Teschner.

"Last year we filled the first 10 places."

For Teschner Bikes, the last 12 months has seen a year filled with great results with the crowning achievement being Michael Rogers win in the World individual road time trial Championships in Italy on one of their framesets.

Adding to this achievement was the triathlon double with Courtney Atkinson and Maxine Seear taking out the Australian Accenture triathlon series.

In fact Teschner Bikes have owned this Summer triathlon series taking out eight of the last nine years men's titles.

"We only managed a second in the other year," Teschner said.

"Success was also achieved in 2004 with Ben Day taking the fifth stage of the Jacob Creek Tour Down Under on a Teschner.

"Thanks for everyone's continued support and belief in an Australian product."

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