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I got a message from Willow that Terry Bourne was the worst casualty, he had 9 breaks in 5 ribs and a smashed up bike.

Geoff Messer did a spectacular over the handle bars 10 out of 10 somersault, luckily only bruised and will be stiff tomorrow.

Heather Kemp injured hip, ambo to Prince Charles – all clear, stiff tomorrow.

The D grade crash today was a wheel touch on the straight, not the sprint, and down went 4.

All the best Terry - get well soon mate!
Because cars will be on the track from 9:15am we need to start racing promptly at 8am. Because of this sign-on will now be closing at 7:45am so please ensure you arrive at lakeside early enough, particularly if you are riding out.
Please refer to this notice from Cycling Queensland regarding Closing Dates for Open Events. Entries for all open events now close a minimum of 14 days before the event.
HPRW member Ruan Benson has recently travelled to Belgium to compete and Ruan's dad Adrian tells us he
has had some excellent results of late. Adrian said:

I thought I'd give you some feedback with Ruan's racing in Europe. He has been over there now since late
June, and has done pretty well in all the races. Yesterday he finished in 12 position after he crashed but was
in the leading  break, 177km race. In all the races he finishes in the pack but his function is a worker. At the
age of 20 he is still the youngster in the team but the Team Manager want to take him to a Top Tour in
Portugal and France in 4 weeks.  So currently he races 4 times a week and did just over 980km for last week.
Nothing in concrete yet, but it sounds like they want to sign him for next year for a complete season.


Ruan raced a big race on Tuesday and managed a 6 place! He also made the team for the Tour de Namur
however after Tuesday will be the "kopman", which is the team leader for the tour! Mate he wants to get
a good result on this tour so hold thumbs. He did not expect to be the team leader, but I guess if
you can climb, you can!!


Ruan Benson racing in Belgium
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Sandra Foerster has just returned from competing in the Tour of Bright and has written about it on her blog. There is a cool video clip showing some of the action plus the awesome climb up Mount Hotham. You might even spot her soigneur Alberto Monte Rego in there as well!

http://competitivecycling.blogspot.com/2009/12/metamorphosis.html

Here are the results from the Jon Brooks Memorial race held Sun 19 July. Stuart Bell and Jason Reed on the podium.