News Shorts - 2 January

December 31 ... calmly driving two Belgian friends around Chowder Bay near Mosman chasing a good coffee .... hang on a minute ... isn't that Peter Sagan & Mick Rogers ! ? ... can't be ! ? ... double take ... yep, "Peter" on the knicks sort of gave it all away. Nobody is ever going to believe this ...

December 31 ... calmly driving two Belgian friends around Chowder Bay near Mosman chasing a good coffee .... hang on a minute ... isn't that Peter Sagan & Mick Rogers ! ? ... can't be ! ? ... double take ... yep, "Peter" on the knicks sort of gave it all away. Nobody is ever going to believe this ...

Mick Rogers & Peter Sagan (with a Sydney bus for company to just prove this all wasn't some crazy NYE wine infused dream) on the Col Del La Taronga Park Zoo climb. Rumour has it he was also spotted at Palm Beach the day before.  

Mick Rogers & Peter Sagan (with a Sydney bus for company to just prove this all wasn't some crazy NYE wine infused dream) on the Col Del La Taronga Park Zoo climb. Rumour has it he was also spotted at Palm Beach the day before.  

Sydney Christmas Carnivals 2016 - Anthony Colantonio

Sydney Christmas Carnivals 2016 - Anthony Colantonio

Sydney Christmas Carnivals 2016 - Matt Karai

Sydney Christmas Carnivals 2016 - Matt Karai

Sydney Christmas Carnivals 2016 - Lise Benjamin

Sydney Christmas Carnivals 2016 - Lise Benjamin

Sydney Christmas Carnivals 2016 - David Browne

Sydney Christmas Carnivals 2016 - David Browne

Cycling Australia Elite Road Championships hit Ballarat from January 4-8

Cycling Australia Elite Road Championships hit Ballarat from January 4-8

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

*  National Road Championships Jan 4-8 (Ballarat) - Best wishes to Peter Livingstone (U23) at the Nationals. Both Alex Simmons & Mike O'Reilly will assist with Commissaire driving duties with John Crouchley.  

Sydney Christmas Carnivals Dec 27-30 - Good performances by Anthony Colantonio, Lise Benjamin, Matt Karai & David Browne.  

BICISPORT TEAMS PURSUIT - NOMINATIONS OPEN

*  Nominations for BiciSport Teams Pursuit teams are now open. Please email bicisport1@gmail.com 

RACING THIS WEEK

Jan 1-3 - Mitchleton Bay Classic Criteriums (Geelong & Melbourne)

*  Jan 2 - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters)

*  Jan 4 - National Criterium Championships (Ballarat)

*  Jan 5 - National ITT Championships (Ballarat)

Jan 6 - St Ives Criteriums (MW) 

*  Jan 7 - National Gran Fondo Championships (Ballarat), National U23 Road Race Championships (Ballarat), Goulburn Track Open

*  Jan 8 - National Elite Road Race Championships (Ballarat), Ourimbah Criteriums (Central Coast), Eastern Creek Raceway (Waratah Masters) 

BICISPORT TRAINING THIS WEEK

Jan 2 & 4 - No DGV Track Training

Jan 5 - Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Centennial Park @ 10am

Jan 7 - Meadowbank Bridge @ 7.30am, Piemonte Café coffee only @ 9.30am

    Thursday Centennial Park @ 10am

    Thursday Centennial Park @ 10am

The best reason for going to bike races is the fantastic people you meet along the way. Belgium 2016 and whilst Conor Tarlington is circulating around the tiny Flemish village of Kalken in a 70k criterium ... Mike O'Reilly strikes up a conversation with the local Belgian Police (as you do) who were protecting the bike race. Six months later and what a pleasure it is to see Belgium meeting the NSW Police with smiles all round.   

The best reason for going to bike races is the fantastic people you meet along the way. Belgium 2016 and whilst Conor Tarlington is circulating around the tiny Flemish village of Kalken in a 70k criterium ... Mike O'Reilly strikes up a conversation with the local Belgian Police (as you do) who were protecting the bike race. Six months later and what a pleasure it is to see Belgium meeting the NSW Police with smiles all round.   

A stunning picture taken by Sue Tierney from the top of Mount Hotham (Vic) on December 30.

A stunning picture taken by Sue Tierney from the top of Mount Hotham (Vic) on December 30.