RAPHAEL Freienstein and Emily Roper were the big winners of the cycling Tour of Gippsland.
German Freienstein won the men’s tour, six seconds ahead of Ballarat rider Nicholas White, with New Zealander Connor Brown third a further 48s behind. It was Freienstein’s first win in a National Road Series tour, which gave him the lead in the series standings.
Queenslander Roper won the women’s our by 4s from Wilson, with Katie Banerjee third a further 2s behind.
For more read Friday’s Gippsland Times.