Season Review - 2009 Road

Ian Grainger took the Gold medal at the MTB State Championships in early March in Nowra. At the NSW Hill Climb Championships at Bathurst in mid April - Donna Meehan took the Silver medal, and Jason Keane the Bronze.

Alex Simmons took 2 Silver medals at the National Paralympic Road Championships in May 09 in Murwillumbah (both Road Race & Individual Time Trial). Alex followed the National performances with 2 Gold medals [Road Race and Individual Time Trial] at the Arafura/Oceania Games in Darwin in mid May 09.

At the NSW Masters Road Championships at Moruya in May 09, results were - Donna Meehan [Silver - Criterium], Lisa Benjamin [Gold - Criterium, Bronze - Road Race], Karen Crabb [Bronze - Criterium].

BiciSport riders to receive CyclingNSW `Cyclist of the Year` Awards for their 2008 performances, included Michelle Crawford, Trudy Van Der Straaten & Mike Popplewell.

At the Sydney Championships in late May at the Penrith Regatta Centre, Donna Meehan took the Gold medal in the W4 road race, and Karen Crabb the Bronze in the W2.

At the NSW Team Time Trial Championships in June, the Womens team took the Silver medal with Liz Georgouras, Michelle Crawford, Trudy Van Der Straaten & Louise Brown. The Masters All Ages Team results were 5 th [Stan Genakis, Ian Garrity, Steve Brown, Phil McKnight], 18th [Ali Edwards, Jason Keane, Duncan Crosby, Tim Rice], 31st [Andrew Best, Andy Thomas, Rob Mander, David Cooper]. In the Masters 150+ the team of Bob Ilchick, Tony Adriaansen, Rauol Westbrook & Andy Feltham took 9th.

The State Individual Time Trial Championships at Calga in late July - both Donna Meehan & Louise Brown took Gold Medals & Phil McKnight a Silver. Wendy Thomas & John Crouchley both 4th, with Karen Crabb &  Stan Genakis 5th.

The Sydney Winter Track Championships in late August at DGV - Michelle Crawford took Gold, Katrina Lane 3rd. Donna Meehan took Gold, Lisa Benjamin 2nd. Mike Popplewell took Gold, Peter Barnard 2nd, and Paul Meehan 4th. David Willmott took Gold with Mike Lawson 4th. David Willmott also unofficially broke the Masters World Record for the 500 metre Time Trial.

Dan McGuigan was the Lanterne Rouge at the Tour of the Murray in early September.

At the Masters National Road Championships held in a wet & cold Canberra in early October - Trudy Van Der Straaten took Gold in both the Road Race & Criterium, Donna Meehan a Silver in the Criterium, and Phil McKnight & Stan Genakis took Bronze in the Individual Time Trial. Trudy was awarded the combined Champions of Champions Award in her category.

Alex Descantes finished 12th in the gruelling Simpson Desert MTB Challenge in early October.

The National Masters Road Championships were held in a wet & windy Canberra in early October. Trudy Van Der Straaten picked up two Gold medals (road race and criterium), Donna Meehan the Silver in the criterium and Phil McKnight and Stan Genakis both went Bronze in the Individual Time Trial.

Michelle Crawford and David Willmott were both nominated for CA Masters Cyclist of the Year Awards at the end of November. Michelle took out the Womens Masters Award.

World Masters Games 2009

The BiciSport results from WMG 09 totalled 13 medals -

David Willmott (3) - Gold in all Time Trial, Sprint and Team Sprint (plusWorld Best Time)

*  Mike Popplewell (2) - Silver in both Time Trial and Team Sprint

*  John Crouchley (1) - Bronze in the Individual Pursuit

*  Mike Lawson (1) - Bronze in the Individual Pursuit

*  Alan Townsend (1) - Gold in the Team Sprint 

*  Peter Barnard (1) - Bronze in the Team Sprint

*  Michelle Crawford (4) - Gold in the Time Trial, Individual Pursuit & Sprint.World Best Time in the Individual Pursuit

*  Peter Davis & Steve Brown qualified in the Criterium Final

Season Review - 2008/09 Track

Changes to the Masters licence arrangements (allowing Masters to race Elite competition), resulted in Michelle Crawford (Master) taking 2nd in the Elite Womens Individual Pursuit & 3rd in the Omnium at the State Championships in Nov `08. In the Elite Team Sprint - Peter Barnard, David Willmott & Andrew Burne took 2nd.

BiciSport entered 6 teams for the NSW State Teams Pursuit Championships in Feb `09, and of the 6 teams entered - 5 qualified for the medal rounds. In the Womens - Liz Georgouras, Michelle Crawford & Trudy Van Der Straaten took the Gold in the time of 3min 48secs, while Louise Brown, Donna Meehan & Katrina Lane took the Silver. In the Masters 150+ category - Mike Popplewell, Peter Barnard, David Willmott & Mike Lawson took the Gold medal in 2min 22.6secs. In the Masters All Ages category - Jays Austin, Phil McKnight, Ian Garrity & Mike O`Brien took the outright State Record in the heats (at 3min 27.739secs), and took the Silver in the final to Tuggernong Club of the ACT. The BiciSport team of Duncan Crosby, Tim Rice, Mark Arnold & Alan Townsend took 4th.

The NSW Masters Track Championships in mid March `09 resulted in BiciSport taking 17 Gold, 8 Silver and 2 Bronze medals. Michelle Crawford recorded a "World Best Time" in the individual pursuit. In the individual Time Trials - Gold to Mike Popplewell, David Willmott, Donna Meehan & Michelle Crawford. Silver to Lise Benjamin, Alan Townsend & Peter Barnard. In the Scratch race - Gold to Michelle Crawford, Lise Benjamin & Jays Austin. Silver to Trudy Van Der Straaten. Bronze to Donna Meehan & Tim Rice. In the Sprints -  Gold to Peter Barnard, Lise Benjamin, Donna Meehan, Michelle Crawford & David Willmott. Silver to Mike Popplewell. In the Pursuit - Gold to Mike Lawson, Michelle Crawford, Trudy Van Der Straaten & Donna Meehan. Silver to Jays Austin, Lise Benjamin & Louise Brown. Michelle Crawford recorded a "World Best Time" in the individual pursuit.

The Masters National Track Championships in early April `09 in Launceston, and BiciSport took 7 Gold, 6 Silver, and 1 Bronze medal, plus another "World Best Time" to Michelle Crawford in the individual pursuit. In the individual Time Trial - Gold to Michelle Crawford, Peter Barnard. Silver to Mike Popplewell & Mike Lawson. In the Pursuit - Gold to Mike Lawson & Michelle Crawford. In the Team Sprint - Gold to Mike Popplewell, Silver to Peter Barnard & Alan Townsend. In the Scratch race - Gold to Michelle Crawford. In the Sprint - Gold to Michelle Crawford. Silver to Alan Townsend & Peter Barnard. Bronze to Mike Popplewell. Michelle Crawford was awarded "Champion of Champions".

World Masters Track 2009

The BiciSport results from WMT 09 totalled 16 medals -

David Willmott (4) - Gold plus World Best Time in each of the Time Trial, Teams Sprint and Sprint. Bronze in the Points Race. Mike Popplewell (1) - Silver in the Team Sprint. John Crouchley (1) - Bronze in the Scratch Race, 4th in the Individual Pursuit. Mike Lawson (1) - Silver in the Individual Pursuit. Michelle Crawford (5) - Gold in Individual Pursuit, Scratch and Points. Silverin Sprint, Bronze in the Time Trial. World Best Time in Individual Pursuit. Trudy Van Der Straaten (2) - Silver in both Scratch Race and Points Race, plus 4th in the Individual Pursuit, Lise Benjamin (2) - Silver in both Time Trial and Scratch Race