BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS - WORLD MASTERS TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS
LISE BENJAMIN - GOLD IN TIME TRIAL & TEAM SPRINT, BRONZE IN SPRINT
MIKE SMITH - GOLD IN TEAM SPRINT & SILVER in SPRINT
UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships @ Los Angeles @ 6-13 October
Individual Time Trial @ 8 Oct
W60-64 - Lise Benjamin took Gold (and a new World Record in 39.498secs (second was 41.359secs & third 41.487secs)
M45-49 - Mike Smith rode the second fastest first lap @ 19.601secs and finished 26th (report to come)
Sprint @ Oct 10-11
M45-49 - Mike Smith rode a ‘pb’ in Sydney just before he departed for LA, so the chances of a good result in the Sprint were high. Mike qualified 6th in qualifying (200m in 11.028secs), but them matched into the Gold medal round against Ainars Kiksis (Latvia). Mike took an outstanding Silver medal.
W55+ - Lise Benjamin qualified second fastest (in 12.927secs) then took the Bronze medal
Team Sprint @ 12-13 Oct
W65+ - Lise Benjamin teamed up with Anna Whitten to win the Team Sprint in 38.830secs
M45-54 - Mike Smith took the Gold with Gavin White & Daniel Rickard in 48.196secs
Heffron Park @ 9 Oct - Heffron Park kicked off the 33rd summer season in fine style with big fields in every grade. Conor Tarlington went top 10 in a hectic sprint with prominent rides by Stewart Campbell & Graham Cockerton
National Capital Tour (Canberra) @ 13-14 Oct - Conor Tarlington (Div 1) & Declan Jones (Div 2) both had a tough day at the Canberra office. The stage 1 time trial was 16k alongside the Majura Freeway and was super fast. The road stage used much of the same roads as the time trial then finished with the Mt Majura climb (similar to the climb out of Akuna Bay). Sunday was a Criterium around the Australian Institute of Sport.
Newcastle Kooragang @ 13 Oct - Both Ruth Strapp & Rhett Hall were both a peloton finish.
BICISPORT AT BOWRAL CLASSIC - SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER
Happy Wheels is coordinating a BiciSport group ride at the upcoming Bowral Classic on Sunday 21 October at 6.45am.
Meeting Point is the corner of Boolwey St & Bowral Main Street (B73). For further information contact Mike O’Reilly on 0417 403 244.
RACING THIS WEEK
15-20 Oct - Alice Springs Masters Games (NT)
16 Oct - Heffron Park Criteriums (Maroubra) from 6.00pm
18-21 Oct - Cycling Aust Masters Road Championships (Gippsland, Vic) - BiciSport starters Ian Grainger, Jeremy Hopson & Randolph Baral
21 Oct - Western Sydney Dragway Enduro (Waratah Masters CC), Bowral Classic Cyclosportive
21-28 Oct - Silver Linings Charity Ride for Ovarian Cancer Research (Canberra-Melbourne) supported by BiciSport & Happy Wheels
BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK
For further details please contact 0417 403 244
* Motor traffic conditions are HEAVIER with the NSW School term resuming 15 October.
* Note -
Forest Way (at Forestville) … its just never ending
Warringah Rd (at Allambie Heights) … so is this !
Military Rd (Cremorne to Neutral Bay) with center lane reconstruction
All group rides are cancelled if wet
15, 17, 19 Oct - Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 8.00am (to 9.15am)
17 Oct (Wed) - Berowra Gruppetto @ 7.30am @ opposite Berowra Railway Station for 60k to Calga & return.
18 Oct (Thurs) -
Happy Wheels Waterloo Ride @ 6.00am @ Happy Wheels shop at Waterloo.
Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ Centennial Park Spruce Goose Cafe @ 10.30am
20 Oct -
Bennelong Bridge (East Side) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (4x10k loops around SOPA).
HART St Ives-Hornsby-Bobbin Head-Miramare Sandstone Cafe Terrey Hills - departs outside HART St Ives at 7.10am.
BiciSport Coffee at Miramire Sandstone Cafe (enter off Myoora Rd) @ 9.30am
21 Oct - Sydney Olympic Park @ Hill St Wharf @ 7.00am (for SOPA Loops until 8.15am)