Mullens runner-up in national crit

BENDIGO cycling star Peta Mullens won the silver medal in Thursday night's criterium at the national road cycling championships in Ballarat.

Just days after starring for Wiggle Honda in the Bay criterium series, Mullens pitted her skill against many of the country's best on the Sturt Street cricuit.

Riders raced 30 laps in the 33km duel.

Sarah Roy from New South Wales won the criterium ahead of Mullens and another NSW rider Lauren Kitchen.

Bendigo's Beth Duryea and Kate Finegan were 11th and 17th. 

Best of Bendigo's riders in the under-23 men's criterium won by Caleb Ewan was Jack Haig in 23rd place.   

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