Australian U23 TT champs

Kings take gold and silver in first event of Australian Open Road Championships

Matt King claimed the U23 men's time trial in a nail biter, defeating his SouthAustralia.com-AIS team mate Ben King (WA) by less than a second, with multiple junior track World Champion with Travis Meyer (WA) third completing a SouthAustralia.com-AIS trifecta.

Matt King was aggressive from the start notching a 20 second lead at the top of the first climb, approximately five kilometres into the event. However, Ben King put in a strong second half to almost bridge the gap.

"I had my family shouting at the finish line so I knew it must be close so I just buried myself," said the winner. "But this is just too close for comfort and I won the Thuringen Rundfahrt time trial (German stage race) by 0.6 of a second in 2007 so this is not good for the nerves.

"I am proud to be a Territorian, the first Territorian to win this event - it's just great," said Matt King.

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