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National Masters Road Championship 2018


Queenslanders have had some great results at the 2018 Cycling Australia Masters Road National Championships in East Gibbsland Victoria.


Andy Patten won GOLD in the Masters 5 ITT and Colin Howkins BRONZE in the Masters 9 ITT. Both riders have been in fine form recently.

Phil Kesby also made it back to back championships in the Masters 6 Road Race. 
We don't see much of Phil as he spents a lot of his time training and racing in Europe. One of his fellow competitors passed on this message: 

"Would just like to pass on a kind word of the representative from your club who won the masters men 6 Australian championships in the road race - Phil Kesby. First of all, congratulations on a fine ride, you deserved it , and thanks for the kind words of encouragement during the race. I was very happy with my own performance but your words to me have given me good reason to continue at this level after many yrs away from it. Thankyou very much great sportsman ship on Phil's behalf. Hope to race against Phil again next year. 
Your club can hold your head high."

From Cycling Australia:
Phil Kesby National Champion MM6 for the second year in a row

Back to back National Titles for Phil Kesby of Hamilton Wheelers defending his MM6 title won on the Gold Coast 2017 with convincing performance at Swan Reach Victoria.

Phil Kesby (Hamilton Wheelers CC) was first to cross the line in the MM6 road race having made a gutsy break from the peloton 3kms from home. His lead was nearly chased down; however, Kesby remained strong to take the line. Metres before the checkered flag Kesby sat up and punched the air, soaking up his title after a winning in dry, warm conditions.

His second National Title follows a successful 2018 season of racing;

1st Marcello Bergamo, Borgomanero (IT) - Road race M6
5th Don Guanella, Lecco (IT) - Road race M6
4th Ale La Merckx, Verona (IT) - Road race M6
2nd Alpi Ligure, Carcare (IT) - Road race M6
1st San Maurizio, San Stefano Belbo (IT) - Road race M6 (9th on GC)
1st Torino Internationale (IT) - Road race M6 (33rd on GC)
1st Australian Masters National Championships - Road race M6

Not bad when you consider Phil only started racing in March 2015! Encouragement for all those who are thinking about getting into racing.
Result: Masters Men 6
1. 632 Phil KESBY (Hamilton Wheelers Cycling Club) 1h45:51 
2. 608 Michael DAVIES (Norwood Cycling Club) +5 
3. 630 Martyn HUGHES (Southern Masters Cycling Club) +5


Phil Kesby




Col Howkins



2018 Club Criterium Championship Details

This Saturday 12th May is the Hamilton Wheelers Club Criterium Championship - round one of three in the Club Championship Series.

Schedule of Events for the Criterium Championship this SATURDAY

Event Division
1 Elite Men 8:15 AM 45 min +2
2 Masters 1 8:17 AM 40 min +2
3 U 23 8:19 AM 35 min +2
4 U 19 8:21 AM 30 min +2
5 U 17 8:23 AM 25 min +2
6 Masters 2 9:05 AM 40 min +2
7 Masters 3 9:07 AM 35 min +2
8 Masters 4 9:09 AM 30 min +2
9 Masters 5 9:50 AM 30 min +2
10 Masters 6 9:52 AM 25 min +2
11 Masters 7 10:26 AM 30 min +2
12 Masters 8/9/10 10:28 AM 25 min +2
13 Ladies Elite 11:02 AM 45 min +2
14 Ladies Masters 2/3/4 11:04 AM 30 min +2
15 Ladies Masters 5/6/7/8 11:06 AM 25 min +2
16 U 15 11:53 AM 25 min +2
17 U 13 11:55 AM 25 min +2
18 U 11 11:57 AM 20 min +2
19 U 9  11:59 AM 15 min +2

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Hamilton Team for QRTS

The Hamilton Elite Team for this year's Queensland Road Team Series (QRTS) is:

Nino Calabro, Murray McClymont, Lachlan Sinclair, Daniel Van Driel, Michael Bettany, Zach Larsson, Colin Chapman, Shayne King and Jason Churchward.

Round One is this weekend at our own stomping ground at Elimbah. There is a road race on saturday and a team time trial on the Sunday.

Riders selected for Round One are:
  • Lachlan Sinclair
  • Dan van Dreil
  • Zac Larsson
  • Murray McClymont
  • Shayne King
  • Jason Churchward

Phil Jones Team Manager  Bill Tape Mechanic

Harry Sweeny 10th overall at Tour de Langkawi

Hamilton member Harry Sweeny had a great Tour de Langkawi jumping up to 2nd on GC after a fantastic effort in a 4 man breakaway on stage 3 in 40 degree heat. Harry then held onto 3rd overall after the very steep Cameron Highlands stage. On the final stage he double punctured with 6km to go and slipped from 5th to 10th overall. Great stuff!



https://www.greenedgecycling.com/news/sweeny-seals-tenth-overall-at-le-tour-de-langkawi


Vale Ted Alexander

We received the sad news that long time Hamilton Member Ted Alexander lost his fight for life on August 1st. Andrea and family, please accept our heartfelt sympathies, and know that we will be thinking of you all in this difficult time.

The farewell service will be held at the Lakeview Chapel, Albany Creek Memorial Gardens, 400 Albany Creek Rd, Bridgeman Downs on Thursday 9th August commencing at 3:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Multiple Myeloma Australia at the funeral service would be greatly appeciated.





New Hamilton Wheelers Cycling Club Executive


The recent HWCC AGM saw a new executive committee elected. All the positions were hotly contested, with a mixture of new and old faces eventually winning the coveted executive positions.

The meeting congratulated the outgoing committee members, especially our very long-standing President of 16 years Graham Robinson and Treasurer Jenni Eason.   

Office Bearers-

President: Wayne Wilson
Vice-President: David Cook
Treasurer: Joe Hughes
Secretary: Matt Smart
Racing Secretary: Adam Harrison
Chief Commissaire: Rene Lubbers

 

Club Officials-

Handicapper: Adam Harrison
Club Captain: Mick Cole
Vice Captain: Kim Flesser
Ladies Captain: Trish Sutton-Davies
Club Coach: Kris Kersley
Junior Coach: Kris Kersley
Assistant Racing Secretaries: Gary Alcorn, Wayne Wilson
Track Coaches: David Wadsworth, Hugh Barbour
Property Officer: Wayne Wilson
Statistician: Gary Alcorn
Social Secretary: David Cook
Newsletter Editor: Matt Smart
Website: Adam Harrison
Volunteer Coordinator: Mark Croonen
Assistant Treasurer: Andrea Alexander
Contact details are HERE

Members, to get to know your new committee, this is the first in a series of putting faces against people's names:

Name:                                 Wayne Wilson
Age:                                    63
Occupation:                        No longer in paid employment
Club Position:                     President
Bike:                                   Colnago C60
Years racing:                      20
Favourite race location:     Somerset Dam
Best race result:                 I am sure it will happen at G2I this year
Something people might not know about me:    I actually wear a surgically designed bald wig.

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