Season Review - 2016/17 Track
Mike Smith competed in Manchester in October 16. Mike took Gold in the M4 Sprint and Bronze in the Team Sprint.
Lise Benjamin & David Browne were prominent at RAW Track during the 2016 RAW season. John Crouchley began the Derny restoration project (from the Sydney Olympics) in conjunction with CyclingNSW.
Season Review - 2016 Road
Griffith Masters, Belgium, Graham Jones, Amy Gillett, UWCT Perth, Flanagan, Nowra TTT, Pilu&Cori, Colantonio (Penrith & G2I), Orange Masters, B2B, KB as coach, CT Berrima
Season Review - 2015/16 Track
Masters Nats, Masters NSW, NSW Masters Athlete of the Year, Tour of Bright, NSW Elite Team Sprint, NSW Cyclist of the Year, Clarence St, Gong Crit, Deagan, Manchester Worlds
Season Review - 2015 Road
A grade - good rides by Jayson Austin, Oliver Dharma Ratne, Brad Hamblett, David Munro. B grade - fine win by Peter Selkrig with Geoff Baxter 3rd. In the Womens races good results by Martinette Van Vuuren, Sue Tierney & Kirsty Flanagan.
Sydney ROAD Champs PENRITH
BiciSport had a great day at the boat races with 4 Gold 1 Silver and top 10 results in every category.
- M1 - Brad Hamblett 5th, M2 - David Munro 9th, M3 - Stewart Campbell broke away early, then caught then took Gold. M4 - Matt Glanville keeps on keeping on ... another day another sprint win with Gold. Big thanks to Dean Gale for the lead out to seal the deal. Jordan Reizes 5th, David Adcock 7th, Dean Gale 9th, Jays Austin 20th. M5 - Mr Jewelley (Geoff Baxter) took Silver. Peter Selkrig 8th. M6 - Graham Tierney 8th, Dom Zumbo 9th, Peter Verhoeven 12th. W3 - Another sprint Gold for Martinette Van Vuuren. W6 - Another sprint Gold for Lise Benjamin. U19 - Conor Tarlington was a peloton finish
Dean Gale finished 7th, Jordan Reizes 15th and Matt Glanville was 3rd fastest time.
NSW MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS Griffith
One of the best NSW Masters Champs ever held with great organisation and a generous prize list. BiciSport took 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze.
The uphill finish was tailor made for a Van Vuuren, a Glanville or an ODR and so it proved to be.
- M2 - Oliver Dharma Ratne 2nd. M4 - Matt Glanville 1st, David Adcock 3rd, Dean Gale 19th, Giovanni Pilu 29th, Jordan Reizes 30th. M5 - Peter Selkrig 14th, Geoff Baxter 15th. M6 - Graham Tierney 12th. M7 - Mike Lawson 9th, Andy Feltham 13th. W3 - Martinette Van Vuuren 1st. W6 - Sue Tierney 1st, Kirsty Flanagan 9th.
Around the Griffith Council Chambers it was fast & furious.
- M2 - Oliver Dharma Ratne was 12th. M4 - Matt Glanville jumped at 200m and that was Gold. Dean Gale6th, Jordan Reizes 7th, Dave Adcock 17th & Giovanni Pilu 18th. M5 - Geoff Baxter was 3rd, Peter Selkrig 17th. M6 - Graham Tierney 14th. M7 - Mike Lawson 11th. W3 - Martinette Van Vuuren 2nd. W6 - Sue Tierney 1st, Kirsty Flanagan 10th.
Using parts of the RR course a nice hit out for the 2016 Nationals.
- M4 - Dean Gale 8th (24-58), Giovanni Pilu 9th (24-59). M5 - Geoff Baxter 2nd (24-40), Peter Selkrig 6th (25-34). M6 - Graham Tierney 9th (28-22). M7 - Mike Lawson punctured. W4 - Kirsty Flanagan 8th (30-15). W6 - Sue Tierney 1st (28-26).
Canberra womens tour
Monica Dalidowicz finished 15th from 25 starters in A grade. In B grade good rides by Sue Tierney, Kirsty Flanagan & Martinette Van Vuuren
Bathurst Hill Climb & Crit - Hillclimb Champs
- U19 - Conor Tarlington finished 12th. M2 - Oliver Dharma Ratne took Gold, M4 - Jays Austin took Gold, M 5 - Geoff Baxter took 4th
- Road Race
- Gold Wave - Geoff Baxter finished 79th @ 9min 32secs.
NSW Teams Time Trial
1 Gold 1 Bronze.
Nowra hosted bumper entries with 120 teams in windy conditions, making the 18k grind out to the western u turn all the more challenging.
- Masters Men All Ages
Penrith were a stand out favourite and at the 13k mark had put 1min 15secs into the BiciSport team of Jays Austin, Stewart Campbell, Matt Glanville & Oliver Dharma Ratne. This team finally finished 4th (57min-25secs) some 1min 25secs behind Penrith showing the importance of the outward leg in deciding the Championship outcome. The team of Jordan Reizes, Giovanni Pilu, Jeremy Hopson, Dean Gale finished 6th in 58-24. The team of Mike O`Brien, Dom Zumbo, Rob Cook, Graham Tierney finished 26th in 67-00.
- Masters Men 150+
BiciSport has never collected a road medal in 150+ and it was a great achievement for Geoff Baxter, Peter Selkrig, Graham Cockerton & Mike Lawson to take the Bronze in 61-01.
- Masters Women 140+
BiciSport women were defending champions and looked the goods. Gold for Sue Tierney, Martinette Van Vuuren, Kristy Flanagan & Lise Benjamin in 73-00.
National Masters Road Championships
2 Gold 3 Silver 2 Bronze
National Masters were at Tweed Heads over 25-27 September. Another good haul of CA National jewellery from the Bici bandits. In the Women its not a surprise that Sue Tierney picked up Golds nor Martinette Van Vuuren taking a Silver in the Crit. Kirsty Flanagan taking medals in the road & crit was a real treat. In the Men the excellent Silver by Oliver Dharma Ratne followed on from a super Gunning Open A grade only 3 weeks before & a medal to Stewart Campbell in any Crit isn`t unexpected.
- ITT - W6-Sue Tierney took GoldW4-Kirsty Flanagan took Bronze @ 2min 27secs M1-Jeremy Hopson 5th @ 2-50M2-Oliver Dharma Ratne 6th @ 1-00M3-Stewart Campbell 10th @ 2-45 M6-Graham Tierney 12th @ 4-54
- RR - W6-Sue Tierney 4th @ 37secs after flag marshall ruined the finish and confusion reigned. W4-Kirsty Flanagan 13th @ 3-57. M1-Brad Hamblett 9th @ 2-27, Jeremy Hopson 10th. M2-Oliver Dharma Ratne took Silver. M4-David Adcock took 8th @ 5secs.
- Criteriums - W6-Sue Tierney took Gold. W4-Kirsty Flanagan took Silver. W3-Martinette Van Vuuren took Silver. M1-Brad Hamblett 13th, Jeremy Hopson 14th. M2-David Munro 10th. M3-Stewart Campbell took Bronze. M6-Graham Tierney took 17th.
At the Great Divide open in Goulburn in September Stewart Campbell finished 4th in the Breadalbane ITT. The following day at the Gunning RR Oliver Dahme Ratne finished 19th in A grade and Conot Tarlington took 18th in B grade. Martinette Van Vuuren took the win in Womens B grade.
National Capital Tour and Monica Dalidowicz was 24th in Womens A grade, and Conor Tarlington 8th in A/B grade.
RAW Track and contributions by Jays Austin, Geoff Baxter, Rod Chaplin, David Browne & Matt Glanville. Matt finished 3rd in Division 1 and David 2nd in Division 2. BiciSport was 6th (from 45 clubs) in the RAW Club Pointscore.
The Amy Gillett Gran Fondo in Lorne and Oliver Dahme Ratne was an excellent 6th in the 35-39 age category. Peter Selkrig rode the UWCT World Championships in Demark and finished 61st from 250 starters.
Kirsty Flanagan took the win at the HEZ criterium in August.