Season Review - 2017/18 Track
Mike Smith again took a Gold medal at the World Masters Track Championships in Los Angeles with Gold in the Team Sprint (Bronze in 2016), and Bronze in the Individual Sprint (Gold in 2016).
Season Review - 2017 Road
BiciSport entered 6 teams into the NSW Teams Time Trial Championships in Nowra. In the Sassafras Challenge - Amber Walsh, Ruth Strapp, Angela Smith & Su Preeto took third. In the Men - Will Peeters, Conor Tarlington, Lachlan Haughey & Peter O'Sullivan took second. In Masters 150+ - Gold to Mike Foster, Matt Coy, Gio Pilu & Simon Lempriere. 6th to Mike O'Brien, Anthony Colantonio, Stewart Campbell & Peter Verhoeven. 13th to Graham Cockerton, Dom Zumbo, Tom Green, James Thornton. In Masters 180+ - 6th to Raoul Westbrook, Brett Tarlington, Graeme Cocks, & Ian Grainger
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
The biggest BiciSport entry list ever lined up for the Nowra NSW Teams Time Trial Championships Sassafras Challenge - (7th from 9 teams) David Browne, Martin Wright, Brad Mills, Graham Tierney in 1hr 8mins (winner 56 min) Women Masters All Ages - (5th from 11 teams) Cecile Beams, Frances Edwards, Penny Kee, Kylie Mildren in 1hr 9min (winner 1-06) Women Masters 140+ - (Bronze from 8 teams) Lise Benjamin, Ruth Strapp, Kirsty Flanagan, Sue Tierney in 1hr 6min (winner 1-05) Men Masters 180+ - (Bronze from 7 teams) Ian Grainger, Mike Lawson, Raoul Westbrook, Peter Verhoeven in 1hr 3min (fastest 58min) Men Masters 150+ - (8th from 24 teams) Roy Edwards, Ben Mildren, Len Groen in 1hr, (10th from 24 teams) Graham Cockerton, Dom Zumbo, Anthony Colantonio, James Thornton in 1hr 1min (fastest 55min) Men Masters All Ages - (14th from 41 teams) Stewart Campbell, Ian Cocks, Tom Green, Mike O'Brien in 56min (28th from 41 teams) Paul Curgenven, Mark Walsh, Colin Edwards in 1hr 3min (fasters 50min) Sassafras Road Race (Sunday) - Ian Cocks finished 9th in Division 2 over 70k
Season Review - 2015/16 Track
The National Masters Track Championships were originally set down for Perth, but economic realities forced a late venue & date change back to Melbourne. The late date change to Melbourne accounted for David Willmott who was by then committed to going overseas & missed the Championships. BiciSport took 6 Gold medals (5 Gold if you consider that the Masters Kieran was a "demonstration event") and 2 Bronze medals.
Day 1 - TT & Team Sprints ... M3 - Kevin Babakian 8th, M5 - James Thornton 10th, W4 - Kirstie Dolton Bronze, W6 - Lise Benjamin Gold, Team Sprint - Lise Benjamin 4th. Day 2 - Sprints & Indiv Pursuit ... M4 - Mike Smith Gold, M7 - Mike Lawson 7th Day 3 - Sprints .... W4 - Kirstie Dolton Bronze, W6 - Lise Benjamin Gold, M3-4 Kieren Mike Smith Gold Day 4 - Scratch ... W4 - Kirstie Dolton Gold, W6 - Lise Benjamin Gold
BiciSport dominated the second weekend of the NSW Masters Track Championships at DGV with a total of 20 Gold 13 Silver & 5 Bronze medals over the two weekends. Sprints W5 - Lise Benjamin Silver, W4 - Kirstie Dolton Gold, M7 - David Willmott Gold, M5 - Geoff Baxter Silver, M4 - Mike Smith Gold Matt Glanville Bronze, M3 - Nathan McLaughlin Gold David Browne Bronze, M2 - Rod Chaplin Gold Team Sprint (All Ages) - Rod Chaplin, David Willmott, Mike Smith Gold Individual Pursuit - W6 - Lise Benjamin Gold, M7 - Mike Lawson 6th, M6 - Peter Verhoeven Silver, M5 - Geoff Baxter Silver, M4 - Jays Austin Gold Matt Glanville Silver
The NSW Cyclist of the Year Awards were held in conjunction with the Clarence Street Cup night at DGV. Matt Glanville was awarded the NSW Masters Cyclist of the Year (across all age categories, track & road). Its been a stellar year for Matt. Sue Tierney took the Masters Women W6 category award after posting victories (or the rare placing) in all Championships contested. David Willmott has amassed a total of 15 World Championships over the years and this year picked up another two. David was awarded the Masters Men M7 trophy.
World Masters Track Championships at Manchester and the team took 3 Gold and 4 Silver medals plus a victory by Matt Glanville in the Cossavella Cup which concludes the Championships. The BiciSport team to Manchester Worlds included David Willmott, Andrew Patten (Qld), Matt Glanville, Geoff Baxter & Jays Austin with the coach John Crouchley.
- Sprint - David Willmott took Gold and Matt Glanville 4th
- ITT - David Willmott took Gold
- Scratch Race - Matt Glanville & Geoff Baxter both took Silver.
- Individual Pursuit - Matt Glanville took 4th
- Points - Matt Glanville took Gold & Geoff Baxter took Silver.
- Team Sprint - David Willmott was relegated in the heat and did not qualify for the medal round
- Teams Pursuit - Matt Glanville, Jayson Austin, Andrew Patten & Geoff Baxter took Silver (3min 20secs v 3min 22secs in final)
- Cossavella Cup - Matt Glanville 1st, Jays Austin 4th, Geoff Baxter 7th, Andrew Patten 16th.
Season Review - 2015 Road
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
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.
Road Race - 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.
Criterium - 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.
ITT - 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).
Bathurst Hill Climb & Crit - Hillclimb Champs
Hillclimb - 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.
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.