Sunshine Coast QRTS Round 4 Report
The fourth and final round of the Queensland Road Team Series was held last weekend on the Sunshine Coast. We had our Hamilton Wheelers Elite Team competing and the boys did well!
Full results are HERE
Most of the boys finished in the front bunch of the crit, and Max Neumann was 8th in the hillclimb and 4th on the very tough Stage 3 Road Race.
The team ended up 4th overall in the road race stage, and 6th out of 16 teams in the overall general classification - well done!
We also had some other Hamilton members competing, Mitch Neumann absolutely destroyed the hill climb beating the time from last year by 20 seconds. In the Crit Elliott Schultz riding for Mipela Geosolutions came third in the crit and 5th in the road race. Calem Wilcox is also riding very well at the moment.
Richard Brownhill, Murray McClymont, Max Neumann, Antonino Calabro, Lachie Sinclair and Alan Jones
Zach Larsson wins Junior Men National CX race
CX racer Zach Larsson won the first of two races at round 6 of the National CX series at the Fields of Joy CX circuit in Melbourne (26/27 Aug) and finished third in the second race. This is a UCI C2 race so Zach has earned some valuable points leading up to Worlds championship events next year. Well done Zach!
HWCC/Uni/Sunshine Coast Interclub Series Report
Round 3 - Skippy Park, Landsborough - Sunday 27th August
Unfortunately the Uni club pipped us by just one point to take out the trophy this year. We’ve won 4 out of the last 5 years, so I suppose it was time for us to be brought back to Earth!
Our D grade men again did us proud with Les Preston, Geoff Prendergast and Hugh Fison picking up maximum points.
The C grade HWCC team were again well organised by captain Mick Cole. Well done to Gary Ernst on his solo early break, which ‘cooked’ a few of the Sunshine Coast and Uni riders who had to work hard to catch. A second pre-organised break saw Jason Churchward, Sam Reed and Jacob Trotter get away from the pack in a 4 man break. Unfortunately a Sunny Coast rider took the win with our riders picking up the placings. Gary also won the sprint for the rest of the pack and picked up an extra point for the club.
B grade was a bit of a disaster for us. Uni club took all points due to 2 strong riders making a very strong break and their sprinters having a ‘holiday’ in the pack, while HWCC and Sunny Coast tried to reel them in. Good efforts by Matt Smart, Dave Roest, Daniel van Driel and Jack Landsberg.
A grade saw strong performances by Adam Robinson, Murray McClymont, Anthony Sibraa and Andy Patten. Murray and Adam were in an early unsuccessful break, then unfortunately missed the next surge which saw 6 riders away, including Andy and Anthony. The pace was really hot for these 6 riders with Andy picking up 5th place.
The final score after 3 rounds was:-
University Cycling Club - 106 points
Hamilton Wheelers Cycling Club - 105 points
Sunshine Coast Cycling Club - 73 points
Oh well, there’s always next year!
Kim Flesser (Fless) HWCC Club Captain
Stephanie Leech (U15) selected for State Road Team
Congratulations to U15 junior Stephanie Leech who was selected for the State Road Team to compete in the Nationals in Tasmania in September. Well done Steph!