News Shorts - 5 September

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

Perth UWCT (1-4 September) - The BiciSport road race results were - Category 18-34 Jeremy Hopson 27th @ 3min11secs. Category 45-49 - Dean Gale 27th @ 11-03, Gio Pilu 112th @ 36-00. Category 50-54 - Anthony Colantonio 92nd @ 26-00. Full results at www.timedresult.com 

*  Vic Masters Road - National Cyclocross Champs - Mike Lawson (BiciSport Master) took Silver at the Victorian Masters Road Champs (Wangaratta August 13) then took Silver at the National Cyclocross Champs (Adelaide August 20)

RACING THIS WEEK

September 10 - Calga (Central Coast CC)

September 10-11 - Royal National Park Cyclosportive (Garie Beach, Sutherland)

September 11 - West Head (Manly), Eastern Creek (Waratah Masters), Amy Gillett Gran Fondo (Lorne, Vic), CyclingNSW Presidents Forum (DGV)  

PRO TEAM CARS - BELGIAN EDITION

Belgian pro team cars were seemingly a motley crew - cars were often French (seemingly a Peugeot) and Molteni were famous for using the original Volvo "butter box". The Volvo was disarmingly boring as a car but the Molteni Eddy Merckx combination elevated it to iconic status.   

Herman Van Springel in front of a Volvo

Herman Van Springel in front of a Volvo

Quick Step Peugeot team car at the 3 Days of De Panne

Quick Step Peugeot team car at the 3 Days of De Panne

Eddy Merckx in the pouring rain at the 1969 Tour of Flanders with 70k to go with Lomme Driessens asking him to slow down & wait (good luck with that Lomme). The Faema car is the Peugeot 404 (designed by Pinafarina) used by many pro teams and at the Tour de France.  

Eddy Merckx in the pouring rain at the 1969 Tour of Flanders with 70k to go with Lomme Driessens asking him to slow down & wait (good luck with that Lomme). The Faema car is the Peugeot 404 (designed by Pinafarina) used by many pro teams and at the Tour de France.  

The only thing that saved the Volvo from the recycling bin was that is was attached to the greatest cyclist of all time.  An Italian sponsor, a Belgian team and a Swedish car with a dark brown colour scheme. Somehow it worked.

The only thing that saved the Volvo from the recycling bin was that is was attached to the greatest cyclist of all time.  An Italian sponsor, a Belgian team and a Swedish car with a dark brown colour scheme. Somehow it worked.

With a roof like that .... who cares about the team car

With a roof like that .... who cares about the team car