News Shorts - 13 March

National Masters Track 2017 - Mike Smith before the start of the Team Sprint where he took Gold. The bands around the sleeves denotes a reigning UCI World Champion from Manchester 2016. 

National Masters Track 2017 - Mike Smith before the start of the Team Sprint where he took Gold. The bands around the sleeves denotes a reigning UCI World Champion from Manchester 2016. 

National Masters Track 2017 - Mike Smith takes Gold in the Team Sprint

National Masters Track 2017 - Mike Smith takes Gold in the Team Sprint

National Masters Track 2017 - Lise Benjamin wins Gold in the ITT and claimed a new World Record

National Masters Track 2017 - Lise Benjamin wins Gold in the ITT and claimed a new World Record

National Masters Track 2017 -Lise Benjamin took 4 Gold medals (Sprint, ITT, Scratch, Teams Pursuit) plus awarded the W7 Champion of Champions & 2 World Records

National Masters Track 2017 -Lise Benjamin took 4 Gold medals (Sprint, ITT, Scratch, Teams Pursuit) plus awarded the W7 Champion of Champions & 2 World Records

National Masters Track 2017 - Team Sprint with Dom Zumbo, Graham Cockerton & James Thornton

National Masters Track 2017 - Team Sprint with Dom Zumbo, Graham Cockerton & James Thornton

National Masters Track 2017 - BiciSport Team Sprint squad took 4th in a great ride. John Crouchley (Coach), Graham Cockerton, Dom Zumbo & James Thornton

National Masters Track 2017 - BiciSport Team Sprint squad took 4th in a great ride. John Crouchley (Coach), Graham Cockerton, Dom Zumbo & James Thornton

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

* Masters National Track Champs Mar 8-11 - 5 Gold 1 Silver 1 Bronze 2 World Record 1 Champion of Champions Award

Day 1 - (Team Sprint & Individual Time Trial) - It's a stellar BiciSport start to any Championship series when Lise Benjamin wins the ITT in World Record time plus takes a Bronze in the Team Sprint. Mike Smith looked every bit a current World Champion with a polished effort in the Teams Sprint when paired with Gary Mandy & Geoff Stoker. Dom Zumbo, Graham Cockerton and James Thornton made the medal round in the Team Sprint for 4th.  In the ITT also good performances by James Thornton 4th & David Browne 10th.   

Day 2 - (Sprint & Individual Pursuit) - The M4 Sprint looked a very tight affair, moreso when Mike Smith qualified second fastest. Mike went on to take Silver from John Eder. David Browne finished 8th in the M3 Sprint. The Individual Pursuit was again a close run thing especially in M6 where James Thornton missed a 3rd place qualifying time by just 0.2 seconds and had to settle for 5th (and missing out on a medal round ride off). Both Anthony Colantonio & Peter Verhoeven rode well in the M6 Pursuit.      

Day 3 - (Sprint) - Lise Benjamin took Gold in the Sprint after breaking the World Record # 2 in the 200m sprint qualifying (at 13.082secs)

Day 4 - (Points Race & Teams Pursuit). In the Teams Pursuit - Lise Benjamin took Gold in the Women. and the BiciSport team of Anthony Colantonio, Graham Cockerton, Dom Zumbo & James Thornton finished 5th in 2min 25secs just outside the medal round. In the Pointscore - M3 and David Browne finished 6th (second in the final sprint). Browne was happy having gained Championship points & also finished on the same lap as the winner.  In the M6 Pointscore Anthony Colantonio finished an excellent 4th supported by Peter Verhoeven.  Lise Benjamin won the Scratch race and was awarded the Champion of Champions jersey for W7.

RACING THIS WEEK

*  Mar 18 - Otway Classic Cyclosportive (Vic), Bathurst Ladies Tour (NSW)

*  Mar 18-19 - Tour of Mansfield (Vic)

Mar 19 - 145 Classic Cyclosportive (Centennial Park), Eastern Creek Raceway (Waratah Masters), Mt Ku Ring Gai Criterium (NS)

BICISPORT TRAINING THIS WEEK

Mar 13 - DGV training will resume with John Crouchley in 4 weeks

*  Mar 15 - Aerocoach training with Alex Simmons @ DGV @ 10am

Mar 16 - Distinguished Gentlemens Ride at Centennial Park @ 11am

Mar 18 - Meadowbank Bridge @ 7.30am, Piemonte Café (coffee only) @ 9.15am     

Mar 19 - 145 Classic Centennial Park @ 6.30am

NATIONAL MASTERS TRACK 2017 - photo album

National Masters Track 2017 - Lise Benjamin was awarded the W7 Champion of Champions Award & jersey

National Masters Track 2017 - Lise Benjamin was awarded the W7 Champion of Champions Award & jersey

National Masters Track 2017 - Peter Verhoeven on the rollers after the M6 Individual Pursuit

National Masters Track 2017 - Peter Verhoeven on the rollers after the M6 Individual Pursuit

National Masters Track 2017 - Peter Verhoeven during the M6 Pursuit

National Masters Track 2017 - Peter Verhoeven during the M6 Pursuit

National Masters Track 2017 - David Browne in the M3 Sprint Qualifying

National Masters Track 2017 - David Browne in the M3 Sprint Qualifying

National Masters Track 2017 - BiciSport TP squad of Anthony Colantonio, Graham Cockerton, Dom Zumbo & James Thornton plus David Browne assisting. The team posted 2min 25secs just outside the medal round qualifying time.

National Masters Track 2017 - BiciSport TP squad of Anthony Colantonio, Graham Cockerton, Dom Zumbo & James Thornton plus David Browne assisting. The team posted 2min 25secs just outside the medal round qualifying time.

National Masters Track 2017 - Anthony Colantonio before the M6 Pointscore

National Masters Track 2017 - Anthony Colantonio before the M6 Pointscore

The 145 Classic departs from Centennial Park at 6.30am sharp from the Parkes Drive Café (near the lake in the centre of Centennial Park).

The 145 Classic departs from Centennial Park at 6.30am sharp from the Parkes Drive Café (near the lake in the centre of Centennial Park).

Dearest BiciSport Friends, I finally took the big step of taking part in a Can Too program (a challenge to run a half-marathon, 21km no less! !) to raise funds for cancer research and find a cure for cancer. I'd like to ask for your help to please sponsor my training and support my efforts to help save lives. All you need to do is click on the link below to make a donation through my fundraising page: http://www.cantoo.org.au/fundraisers/CleoHiggins-OReilly2555 Anything you'd like to give would be greatefully recieved.  Funds raised go towards supporting Cure Cancer Australia and Cancer Council NSW.  Thanks for your support - it is truly appreciated. Kind Regards Cleo Higgins (O'Reilly) BiciSport Secretary

Dearest BiciSport Friends,

I finally took the big step of taking part in a Can Too program (a challenge to run a half-marathon, 21km no less! !) to raise funds for cancer research and find a cure for cancer.

I'd like to ask for your help to please sponsor my training and support my efforts to help save lives. All you need to do is click on the link below to make a donation through my fundraising page:

http://www.cantoo.org.au/fundraisers/CleoHiggins-OReilly2555

Anything you'd like to give would be greatefully recieved.  Funds raised go towards supporting Cure Cancer Australia and Cancer Council NSW. 

Thanks for your support - it is truly appreciated.

Kind Regards

Cleo Higgins (O'Reilly) BiciSport Secretary