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