News Shorts - 28 August

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BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

UCI Gran Fondo World Championships @ 25-27 August - Race results for Anthony Colantonio, Graham & Brett Cocks can be found at www.albi2017cycling.eu . Anthony was classified 135th (from 234 finishers) and Graham classified 86th (from 94 finishers). 

RAW Track @ 25 August - David Browne twice went podium

RACING THIS WEEK

3 September - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters), Calga ITT (ATTA)

5-10 September - UCI World MTB Championships (Cairns, Qld)

ROAD SAFETY ALERT - COWAN to HAWKESBURY BRIDGE

*  The stretch of the Old Pacific Highway from Cowan to the Hawkesbury River Bridge has been a safety concern for several years due to motor bikes speeding in both directions near Pie in the Sky Café at the top of the Hawkesbury Climb. If you cycling in that region its best to be off the Old Pacific Highway after 8.30am in the morning (especially on a Sunday).   

BICISPORT TRAINING RIDES THIS WEEK

30 August - DGV Track Training @ 3pm @ John Crouchley

2 September - Meadowbank Bridge @ 7.30am, Piemonte Café (coffee only) @ 9.30am

*  31 August-3 September - Tour De Bello Training Camp with Alex Simmons. 12 cyclists have taken up the inaugural Tour de Bello challenge with a ride report to be posted next week.

UCI Grand Fondo World Championships 17 in Albi France - Anthony Colantonio (BiciSport Master) teamed up with Peter Budd (Griffith CC) at the Albi Cathedral

UCI Grand Fondo World Championships 17 in Albi France - Anthony Colantonio (BiciSport Master) teamed up with Peter Budd (Griffith CC) at the Albi Cathedral

Flanders 17 - Stage 2 of the Tour of Easr Flanders on 17 August at Adegem near the Ursel Air Force Base and the weather is total rubbish ... its cold, its wet & thoroughly miserable and the urban landscape is equally bleak. Peter Livingstone (BiciSport Mobius) is doing another cracker of a ride and 50k into the stage its time for another long walk to the Feeding Zone to assist Peter each lap. Then out of the gloom comes none other than 1970's Belgian cycling legend Michel Pollentier (above) and after a long chat Michel is up for a selfie. Michel won the Tour of Italy in 1977, the Tour of Flanders in 1980 and achieved the podium twice in the Tour of Spain. The 1978 Tour de France was another story altogether.     

Flanders 17 - Stage 2 of the Tour of Easr Flanders on 17 August at Adegem near the Ursel Air Force Base and the weather is total rubbish ... its cold, its wet & thoroughly miserable and the urban landscape is equally bleak. Peter Livingstone (BiciSport Mobius) is doing another cracker of a ride and 50k into the stage its time for another long walk to the Feeding Zone to assist Peter each lap. Then out of the gloom comes none other than 1970's Belgian cycling legend Michel Pollentier (above) and after a long chat Michel is up for a selfie. Michel won the Tour of Italy in 1977, the Tour of Flanders in 1980 and achieved the podium twice in the Tour of Spain. The 1978 Tour de France was another story altogether.     

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Michel Pollentier won the 1977 Tour of Italy

Michel Pollentier won the 1977 Tour of Italy