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HPRW picked up some awards at the annual CQ Presentation Dinner last Saturday Night.

Chris Millen won Masters Road Cyclist of the Year in the Masters 2 category and Gary Kristensen won the award for Masters 3 Track Cyclist of the year. Chris won gold in both the State ITT champs and the Team TT champs, as well as Silver in the ITT at the National Masters Championship. Chris also narrowly missed out on victory at the Battle of the Border. Gary won the Masters 3 3000M Individual Pursuit at the State Champs as well as Silver in the 666m TT. Some more info on their acheivements are on the Mainline site.

Mitch Mulhern won U23 Road Cyclist of the Year. Among other results Mitch won the U23 State Crit Champs, as well as the U23 State Road Champs, won Bronze in the points race at the National Track Champs, and won the Elite A prologue at the Battle of the Border.

Well done guys!
Last Sunday one of our Elite Women riders Nikolina Orlic was invited to compete in the Herald Sun World Cycling Classic in Ballarat which was used by many of the world's best as a warm up for the Worlds.

Nikolina, riding with her Sweet As.. Bundaberg Sugar teammates, did well to finish 54th out of 130 amongst riders from 14 countries. Nik said she stayed with the main bunch until the last climb at 5km to go and finished 1 minute behind the main bunch and that it was an amazing experience to race against the world's best female cyclist's.

The race was won by Trixi Worrack from Germany from a small 4 rider breakaway with 3 riders bridging across.

Results and report are on CyclingNews
1      Trixi Worrack (Germany)      2:26:50       
2     Liesilot Decroix (Belgium)            
3     Carla Swart (South Africa)            
4     Katheryn Curi-Mattis (United States Of America)



Photo: © Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com



Photo: © Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com
With the summer crit season upon us, Fless has written a great article on what type of wheels can work well in crit racing. Click HERE for the article.

There are some other articles in the Documents section that are worth a look, including Kim's article on "winning sprints" that he keeps requesting to have removed, Road training rules, Rest & Recovery, Climbing etc. Just click on Documents on the menu on the left and then select Training Tips.

Team Mainline in the medals at the National Masters Championship in Ballarat

Riders from Team Mainline have had some amazing results down at the National Masters Championship in Ballarat.
Report from the Mainline Cycling Team site

"Chris Millen backed up his recent Golds in the QLD State ITT and TTT Champs with a fantastic silver medal in the National Masters ITT Champs in Ballarat in the MMAS2 category.  Lucas Nicoll placed an outstanding 4th in the MMAS1, while Andrew Patten rode to 5th place in the MMAS3.  Andrew Grady backed up Chris's result with 6th in the MMAS2 to produce a fine set of results for the Team Mainline riders representing HPRW and all Queensland Cyclists. "


Well done guys all the hard work has paid off this year.

Hopefully we can get some race reports from our riders who entered the Grafton-Inverell. Richard Brownhill got second in B grade, and Alberto Monte Rego had an off day, feeling sick and climbing off at the first feed zone.

There were a quite a few other Coyote riders, Warren Forbes, Mark Fulloon, Mick Manson, Andrew Charles as well as Adam Robinson, Andy Patten, Clinton Amble, Andrew Pattison, Scott Petterson, Patrick Weinrauch, Andrew Grady, Luke Salter, Tony Hawkins, Darrell Henry, Phil Milham, Matthew Smart,  Brenden Smyth, Chris Brouard, Nikolina Orlic and of course Bryan Ferris.
Thanks to Roger Bower here are some photos from Nundah Saturday 4th Sept.
D Grade

E Grade Roger, Sandy Mc, Laurie Kelly, Phil Gibson, Vince Amos

E Grade Podium
Sandy McNab winning E Grade
Phil Gibson second in E Grade