News Shorts - 30 January ... Herald SunTour Edition

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS & HERALD SUN TOUR (HST)

*  Albury Criteriums on January 23 - Sue & Graham Tierney raced at the Barnawartha Driver Training Centre near Albury. Graham took second in C grade and Sue duly won D grade

Ourimbah & Waratah Criteriums - Ian Grainger has been flying the BiciSport flag but the champagne remains elusive.

HST 2017 - The 2017 edition of the HST has a real Alpine feel this year with a genuine mountain stage into Falls Creek (via Tawonga Gap) then followed by hilly stages to Beechworth & Kinglake. Alex Simmons (BiciSport) is the Chief Commissaire driver and Mike O'Reilly is the Race Director driver. Both Alex & Mike attended the UCI Convoy Drivers Course (as part of the UCI World Tour) in Geelong and gained their UCI driver accreditation. HST stages are -      

Feb 1 - Melbourne Individual Time Trial (Southbank Waterfront)

Feb 2 - Wangaratta to Falls Creek (via Bright, Tawonga Gap)

Feb 3 - Mt Beauty to Beechworth (via Eildon & the Stanley climb)

Feb 4 - Benalla to Mitchelton Winery

Feb 5 - Kinglake Loop

RACING THIS WEEK

Feb 3 - St Ives (MW)

Feb 4-5 - Victorian Track Championships (DISC)

Feb 4 - Clarence Street Cup (DGV)

Feb 5 - Calga ITT (ATTA), Eastern Creek (Waratah Masters)

BICISPORT TRAINING RIDES THIS WEEK

Jan 30 - NSW School Term starts and the motor traffic gets heavier

*  Jan 30 & Feb 1 - Track Training with John Crouchley & 3pm

Feb 2 - Distinguished Gentlemens Ride Centennial Park @ 11am

Feb 4 - Meadowbank Bridge @ 7.30am, Piemonte Café (coffee only) @ 9.30am

         Centennial Park Thursday 11am

       Centennial Park Thursday 11am

IMAGES from the Herald Sun Tour

  HST 2017 Prologue - Greg Nunn (Judge) & Alex Simmons (BiciSport) on the HST start podium  

HST 2017 Prologue - Greg Nunn (Judge) & Alex Simmons (BiciSport) on the HST start podium  

  HST 2017 Prologue - Chris Froome in the marshalling tent before the start

HST 2017 Prologue - Chris Froome in the marshalling tent before the start

  HST 2017 Prologue - Alex Simmons (BiciSport) and Chris Froome on the start ramp

HST 2017 Prologue - Alex Simmons (BiciSport) and Chris Froome on the start ramp

  HST 2017 Stage 1 from Wangaratta to Falls Creek. Chris Froome at the start

HST 2017 Stage 1 from Wangaratta to Falls Creek. Chris Froome at the start

  HST 2017 Stage 1 start

HST 2017 Stage 1 start

  HST 2017 Stage 1 at the Falls Creek finish

HST 2017 Stage 1 at the Falls Creek finish

  HST 2017 Stage 1 - Race Directors Subaru cockpit has 3 race radios (Convoy, Commissaires & Moto Scouts)

HST 2017 Stage 1 - Race Directors Subaru cockpit has 3 race radios (Convoy, Commissaires & Moto Scouts)

  HST 2017 Stage 2 - The day started in Falls Creek with a spectacular view

HST 2017 Stage 2 - The day started in Falls Creek with a spectacular view

  HST 2017 Stage 2 - The start line with Sue Tierney, Stuart O'Grady & Graham Tierney. Graham has joined the HST convoy driving team going forward & look forward to seeing him contributing into the future.

HST 2017 Stage 2 - The start line with Sue Tierney, Stuart O'Grady & Graham Tierney. Graham has joined the HST convoy driving team going forward & look forward to seeing him contributing into the future.

  HST 2017 Stage 2 - Simon Gerrans before the start

HST 2017 Stage 2 - Simon Gerrans before the start

  HST 2017 Stage 3 - Phil Liggett joined the local Benalla club at the start

HST 2017 Stage 3 - Phil Liggett joined the local Benalla club at the start

  HST 2017 Stage 3 - Benalla start

HST 2017 Stage 3 - Benalla start

  HST 2017 Stage 3 - Esteban Chaves at Mitchelton Winery finish

HST 2017 Stage 3 - Esteban Chaves at Mitchelton Winery finish

  HST Stage 3 - Damien Howson (HST Tour Leader) after the Mitchelton Winery finish

HST Stage 3 - Damien Howson (HST Tour Leader) after the Mitchelton Winery finish

  HST 2017 Stage 4 - Before the Kinglake start with the Convoy driving team of Peter Barnes Comm 4, Alex Simmons Chief Comm & Mike O'Reilly Race Director .

HST 2017 Stage 4 - Before the Kinglake start with the Convoy driving team of Peter Barnes Comm 4, Alex Simmons Chief Comm & Mike O'Reilly Race Director.