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Australia-based Cyclingnews.com was bested by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's coverage of the Rugby World Cup in the prestigious Australian Sports Awards held in Sydney on Thursday. Aussie cyclists won in other categories.

Roadie website is joint-second in Oz sport media awards

MTBer Lisa Mathison was named Young Australian Female Athlete of the Year in a tie with water skier Nerissa Wright.

The Australian junior track cycling team received the award for the Young Australian Team of the Year.

Cyclingnews.com came joint second in the Sport Media Award category, after it was nominated for the category by the sport’s ruling body, Cycling Australia.

"Cyclingnews.com is the first web site to be nominated and reach the final selection of an award that is open to all media covering all sport in Australia," said a news report on, er, Cyclingnews.com.

The Oz site’s technical editor is John Stevenson, tech guru on MBUK in its formative years.

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