Season Review - 2010 Road

Trudy Van Der Straaten won the NSW Elite Criterium Championships in April at Homebush (while technically still a Master).

Michelle Crawford, Donna Meehan & David Willmott were awarded 2009 Cyclist of the Year trophies in their respective Masters categories in mid May. 

The Masters Road Championships at Moruya in mid May, and 18 BiciSport riders lined up. Ian Garrity took Silver in the M3 road race, and Stan Genakis just missed out on a medal after a mighty breakaway attempt. In the criteriums - Trudy Van Der Straaten & Lise Benjamin took Gold, Sue Tirney the Silver & John Crouchley a Bronze.

The Sydney Road Championships at Penrith Lakes in late May, and Paul Meehan took Silver in M4.

At the NSW Team Time Trial Championship in late June - the Womens Masters team of Donna Meehan, Karen Crabb, Sue Tierney & Lise Benjamin finished 3rd. In the Mens Masters All Ages - 2nd (Jays Austin, Steve Brown, Mike O`Brien & Stan Genakis), 9th (Duncan Crosby, Dudley Hoskin, Ali Edwards, Phil McKnight), 26th (Mike Lawson, Jason Keane, Rob Mander, George Lowe).

At the State Individual Time Trial Championships at Somersby at end July - Donna Meehan took 1st, Lise Benjamin 1st, Sue Tierney 2nd and Karen Crabb 3rd. In the Mens categories - Phil McKnight took 3rd and John Crouchley also took 3rd.

At the RAW Track winter series at Dunc Gray Velodrome - BiciSport took 4th in the Tonelli Teams Pointscore and Lise Benjamin won the Division 4 individual pointscore.

The Masters National Road Championships at Ballarat in late Sept `09 were a cold & wet affair. The BiciSport women took 6 medals - Sue Tierney 2nd criterium, 3rd ITT. Michelle Crawford 2nd in both ITT and Road Race. Donna Meehan 2nd in both ITT and Criterium.

World Masters Track 2010

The BiciSport results from WMT 10 in Portugal totalled 8 medals - 

David Willmott (3) - Gold in Team Sprint & Sprint, Silver in Time Trial

*  Lise Benjamin (4) - Gold in Sprint and Scratch Race, Silver in Time Trial,Bronze in Points

*  Alan Townsend (1) - Silver in Team Sprint  

*  Notable performances by Mike Popplewell & John Crouchley

Season Review - 2009/10 Track

The NSW Masters Track Championships saw BiciSport Masters take 19 Gold, 7 Silver & 10 Bronze medals from late February until mid March.

Team Pursuits squads took three medals - Women took Gold (Michelle Crawford, Trudy Van Der Straaten & Louise Brown), Masters All Ages took Bronze (Steve Brown, Mike O`Brien, Mike Popplewell, Stan Genakis), with the Masters 150+ taking the Silver (Mike Lawson, Tim Rice, Mark Arnold, David Willmott).

At the individual level the women were exceptional - Michelle Crawford took Gold in Pointscore, Sprint, Teams Sprint, Individual Pursuit, Scratch and Time Trial. Donna Meehan (Gold in Pointscore, Individual Pursuit, Scratch and Time Trial, then Silver in the Team Sprint). Lise Benjamin (Gold in Sprint, Scratch and Time Trial, then Silver in Pointscore, Team Sprint & Individual Pursuit). Trudy Van Der Straaten took Gold in the Team Sprint, and Louise Brown the Bronze in the Individual Pursuit.

In the Mens categories - David Willmott went close to breaking his World Record (as usual). David took Gold (Sprint and Time Trial), then Silver in the Individual Pursuit, and Bronze in the Pointscore. The range of medals included - Jays Austin (Gold in Pointscore), Mike Popplewell (Bronze in both Sprint & Team Sprint), John Crouchley (Silver in Pointscore, Bronze in Scratch), Peter Barnard (Bronze in both Team Sprint & Scratch), Alan Townsend (Bronze in both Team Sprint & Time Trial), Mike Lawson (Brilliant Gold in Individual Pursuit), George Lowe (Silver in Individual Pursuit), Stan Genakis (Bronze in Individual Pursuit), Graham Tierney (Bronze in Time Trial), Mark Arnold (super Gold in the Individual Pursuit).

The Masters National Track Championships in April `10 in Melbourne and the BiciSport team increased the medal haul from the `09 series - with 10 Gold, 7 Silver and 6 Bronze medals plus a World Best Time in the Individual Pursuit (for Michelle Crawford). Michelle took Gold in the Time Trial, Individual Pursuit, Scratch & Sprint. Donna Meehan took two Silver medals (IP & Scratch) & Bronze in the TT. Lise Benjamin took two Gold medals (TT & Scratch) and Silver in the IP. In the men - David Willmott took 3 Gold (TT, Team Sprint & Sprint), Peter Barnard took three Bronze (TT, Team Sprint & Points) and Silver in the Sprint. John Crouchley took Gold (Scratch) and Silver (IP). Alan Townsend (Bronze in Team Sprint), Mike Popplewell (Silver Team Sprint), Mark Arnold (Bronze IP) and Mike Lawson 4th in the IP.