News Shorts - 4 December

  Chris Froome at the Etape finish in Perisher

Chris Froome at the Etape finish in Perisher

  Chris Froome on the long Perisher climb (note the yellow snow road markings)

Chris Froome on the long Perisher climb (note the yellow snow road markings)

  Chris Froome with Fiona Fahy (BiciSport)

Chris Froome with Fiona Fahy (BiciSport)

  Etape driving team - Kevin Fisher, Mike O'Reilly, Fiona Fahy & Gary Keating

Etape driving team - Kevin Fisher, Mike O'Reilly, Fiona Fahy & Gary Keating

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

Etape on Dec 3 - The first Etape had delightful weather and started at Thredbo with the finish in Perisher, The ride itself turned difficult after Berridale with strong headwinds and the super difficult 4k climb to Dalgety. Very few of the peloton actually rode the Dalgety climb and the overwhelming majority walked the climb in hot conditions. Sue Tierney used 39x28 on the Dalgety climb and even a super fit Sue T managed a small walk ... even elite NRS riders were seen holding onto cars to get up the Dalgety wall. The 25k to Perisher was equally punishing with numerous riders reduced to walking again. Congratulations to BiciSport riders Sue & Graham Tierney, David Cooper & Tom Green on a very difficult day  

*  Tour of Bright on Dec 2-4 - Conor Tarlington raced at ToB 2016. Stage 1 on the Friday was a 13.5k ITT at Porepunkah on the outskirts of Bright. Day 2 was a 90k stage over the Ovens Valley with a final climb of Tawonga Gap. Day 3 was a 58k stage to the top of Mt Hotham.  Conor's results Stage I ITT - 29th in 19min 50secs, Stage 2 - 40th @ 11min 24secs, Stage 3 - 44th @ 23min 58secs

  Conor Tarlington (BiciSport) at the ToB 2016 prologue time trial

Conor Tarlington (BiciSport) at the ToB 2016 prologue time trial

  Conor Tarlington climbing Tawonga Gap during ToB 2016

Conor Tarlington climbing Tawonga Gap during ToB 2016

RACING THIS WEEK

*  Dec 6 - Western Sydney Dragway (Marconi), Heffron Park (ES)

Dec 9 - HART Criteriums (MW)

Dec 10 - Sydney Cup on Wheels (DGV CycNSW)

Dec 11 - West Head RR (MW @ 7am), Heffron Park (Waratah Masters) 

BICISPORT TRAINING THIS WEEK

Dec 4 - DGV Track @ 3pm (John Crouchley)

Dec 6 - Berowra Grupetto @ 7.30am (start opp Berowra Railway Station). 60k to Calga.

Dec 7 - Distinguished Gentlemens Ride @ 11am (Centennial Park)  

Dec 9 - Meadowbank Bridge @ 7.30am (SOPA Loops), Piemonte Café @ 9.30am (coffee only) 

Dec 10 - To be confirmed 

  Centennial Park @ 11am

Centennial Park @ 11am

BICISPORT CHRISTMAS FUNCTIONS

Dec 9 - Happy Wheels Waterloo Christmas Party @ 4pm to 8pm - All Welcome

Dec 9 - Caleb Ewan Function @ AvantiPlus Narrabeen @ 6.30pm to 8.30pm - All Welcome