Louise Padgett reports on all the cycling news from Tasmania, and Tassie performances overseas:
USA - Exergy Twilight Criterium. Clay Murfett had an eventful ride including a fall, a remount and 20th place fellow Tasmanian Ryan Sullivan finished 14th.
UK - Round 3 Elite Circuit Series Abergavenny Wales. Bernie Sulzberger and Ben Grenda have continued their impressive riding to place fourth and nineteenth respectively.
China - Tour of Qinghai Lake. Cameron Wurf has finished a great 13 day tour in second place. Wurf missed out on overall victory by a mere 9 seconds.
Last Saturday in conjunction with the Schoolage Championships, a mass start 40km sealed Handicap event was held for seniors. In cold conditions, Andrew Margison, A J Jones and Michael Astell formed an early break. At the halfway mark Margison broke away and rode alone to the finish to gain fastest time. Phil Dunn continued his top form by winning overall from Peter Dadson, with Roy Martin in third place. To finish off a tough afternoon the riders were accompanied by rain for the last three laps.
Symmons Plains Schoolage Cycling Championships. U/17 Boys. 1st James Robinson. 2nd Gerald Evans 3rd Andrew Hinkley. U/17 & U/15 Girls Combined. 1st Lauren Perry. 2nd Rowena Badcock. 3rd Courtney Dean. 4th Victoria Dean. U/15 Boys' 1st Hayden Dicoc-Grant. 2nd Matthew Johnston. 3rd Sam Maney. U/13 Girls & Boys Combined. 1st Ronin Munro. 2nd Daniel Di Domenico. 3rd Anya Louw. Following the Schoolage Championships, Junior Time Trial and Criterium Championships were then held on Sunday. The State Junior Team was then chosen to compete at the upcoming Nationals in Canberra in September 7-9th. Results
Time Trial U13 Boys & Girls 1 Ronin Munro 4.15 2 Daniel Di Demenico 4.25 3 Anya Louw 4.31
U15 Boys 1 Hayden Di Cocco 14.55 2 Sam Maney 15.08 3 Matt Johnston 15.23
U15 Girls 1 Victoria Dean 12.43 2 Elloize Galpin 13.33 3 Georgia O’Rourke 14.21
U17 Girls 1 Lauren Perry 15.13 2 Rowena Badcock 16.21 3 Courtney Dean 16.23
U17 Boys 1 James Robinson 24.43 2 Gerald Evans 24.57 3 Isaac Probert 25.58
U13 Boys & Girls 1 Ronin Munro 2 Anya Louw 3 Daniel Di Demenico
U15 Girls 1 Victoria Dean 2 Elloize Galpin 3 Georgia O’Rourke
U15 Boys 1 Matt Johnston 2 Sam Maney 3 Hayden Di Cocco
U17 Girls 1 Lauren Perry 2 Rowena Badcock 3 Courtney Dean
U17 Boys 1 James Robinson 2 Andrew Hinkley 3 Isaac Probert
Junior State Road Nationals Team
U/17M James Robinson, Gerald Evans, Isaac Probert, Ben Stylianou, Andrew Hinkley, Braydon Bennett
U/17W Lauren Perry, Rowena Badcock, Courtney Dean
U/15M Matt Johnston, Hayden Di Cocco, Sam Maney, Blair Austin,
U/15W Victoria Dean, Elloize Galpin, Georgia O'Rourke, Emily Lewis
Cyclocross Round 2
The Launceston Mountain Bike Club will hold the second round of their inaugural Cyclocross Series this Sunday at Heritage Forest. All Mountain and Cyclocross bikes are welcome as long as you are not scared of a bit of mud and a few obstacles. Racing will begin at 9.30am
Leaden skies and a cold day greeted the NHP vets to Bishopsbourne for a 42km Graded Mass Start from Bishopsbourne to Carrick, down Oaks Rd to Bracknell, up Green Rises Rd and finally Armstrong’s Lane to Finish in Bishopsbourne.
A-grade, swapping off much like a handicap, stayed as compact group until Armstrong’s Lane when a sudden rain storm preceded a series of attacks, initially by Peter Oliver but closely followed by other riders. Peter Oliver and Brian Dabner finally broke away and stayed clear, holding off the pursuing bunch. Brain Dabner 1st held of Peter Oliver 2nd with Michael Bailey once more too strong in a bunch sprint for 3rd.
In B grade five riders contributed to the pace making, with new rider Maurice De Jersey riding strongly. Despite a couple of attempted breakaways, the bunch remained together until the sprint finish with Craig Woodfall out sprinting Andy Wells and Julian Clayton.
The C grade group was whittled down on Oaks Road by the strong riding of the eventual place getters with a small group settling in for a bunch sprint. Michelle Dabner led out heading into the finishing straight, with Rob Nimmo attacking next. Steve Muir continued his strong form to win sprinting past Rob Nimmo and Win Maher.
John Frankling won D grade from Mark Tate and Paul McShane. This strong group, lead by Tate, Graeme Kearney and Paul McShane set a furious pace down Oaks Road and despite a number of attempted breakaways, remained together until the race was settled by a well timed sprint from John Frankling. E grade was won by the consistent Coen De Gier from Rob Tatchell and Ray Brien. In F grade, Howard Smith returned to the winners list from Linda Sulzberger and Hilary Ivery.
June 30-July 22nd, Tour de France 2012
TV, SBSOne, Tour de France 2012 Daily Update, 7.30am (1st July)
TV, SBSOne, Tour de France 2012 Daily Highlights, 6pm
TV, SBSTwo, Tour de France 2012 Daily Highlights, 8.30pm
TV, SBSOne, Tour de France 2012 Live, 10pm
ROAD, Southern Winter Criterium Series, Tolosa Park, Glenorchy, Seniors 1pm, $10, Juniors 3pm, $5
ROAD, NVCC, Hagley, 10am, 48km, $6, GMS
MTB/C-CROSS, LMBC, Cyclocross Round 2, Heritage Forest, Rego from 9am at BBQ hut off Conway St, Start 9:30am C & D Grade 30 minutes + 2 laps, 10:30am - A & B Grades 40 minutes + 2 laps, CA license holders are eligible to race cyclocross races with their current licenses, $5 for mtba and CA Members,$25 for non members inc day license
ROAD, TBUG, Corra Linn History Ride 4B, 30km, from Royal Park 9.30am, www.tbug.org.au
TV, SBSOne, Cycling Central, 5pm
TRACK, Winter Track Series ROAD Bikes, Silverdome-Launceston, $5 per session, 5.15pm – 6.15pm for “Come n Try”, then 6.15pm – 8.15pm
Image courtesy of Champion Systems Pro Cycling