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QRTS WARWICK ROUND 2 REPORT
1-2 July 2017
The Hamilton Wheelers Elite team travelled to Warwick last weekend for round 2 of the QRTS.

Mark Creaby replaced Lochie Sinclair for round 2 and joined the rest of the team:
Michael Bettany, Nino Calabro, Ian Johnston , Murray McClymont and Dan Wilson to stay at Scotts College in the style of a true tour team and yeah  they all agreed it was BLOODY cold!! Even mechanic Bill Tape felt the balmy air!!

Saturday saw the 6km Prologue in the morning followed by the 1 hour crit in the afternoon. Creabs got the boys off to a solid start in the Prologue and all our riders finished within 20 seconds of each other but 40 seconds off the leaders. Nino (F/T or fastest time in the team) Calabro was the star and after finishing in the bunch in the crit became the new holder of the Masters jersey.

The Crit was a brutal exercise of attrition for 40 minutes with approximately half the field withdrawn by the commissaires. With a start list of 96 riders on a 1.4km rectangular course, it was hot from the get go with Jordan Kerby (Pedallars) showed the class of a World Champion in riding away with a great win. Pickles, F/T, Ian Johnston and Dan Wilson finished in the pack 50 secs down.

It was a really solid day out for the team placing 8th on GC out of the 16 teams starting.

Creabs # 66 looking for a pen before the crit:



With the breakfast temperature at – 1C!! the team headed out to Yangan for the start of the of the 121 km Road race. An undulating 3 lap course awaited, with our boys planning to keep F/T in the Masters Leaders jersey by the end of the day.

The day featured a series of attacks and counter attacks with the Hamilton Team staying together until almost the end of Lap 2 when Dan Wilson went with a group to chase down the break at 2.00 mins down the road. The peleton slowly disintegrated on Lap 3 with the lead group of 20 + riders finishing within a minute of the winner. Dan finished 18th 36 seconds down with Pickles, F/T, and Muz finishing within 5 mins of the winner.

So Hamilton finished 8th on GC 10 mins 42 secs down. Ashleigh Elliott riding for Galibier finished 3rd in the crit and 9th in the RR to become 3rd placed on GC going into Rd 3, well done Ash. Other Hamilton Riders – Mitch Neumann and Elliot Schultz performed well for their teams though Mitch was ill by Sunday afternoon.

Our boys did really well in a high quality series of races with the RR the highlight. Unfortunately F/T could not hold the Masters Leaders jersey, but the next round in September in Gympie will give him another chance.

Who's rippin' it up?!

Apart from our local club racing, some of our members have been racing overseas and interstate.

Neil Hamey and Andy Patten travelled to Auckland for the World Masters Game where they competed in a host of track cycling events. Phil Kesby has been racing well in NZ and NSW, and Dan Wilson just won the Ironman 70.3 in Busselton!

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Silver medal for Elliot at U19 Road Nats

Congratulations to Elliot Schultz on his silver medal at the U19 road championships held in Geelong.

From CA:
Thomas Jones (VIC-Carnegie Caulfield CC) collected gold in the men's time trial, in 29 minutes and 44.9 seconds. Narrowly edging out Elliot Schultz (QLD-Hamilton Wheelers CC) by nine seconds with 2016 under 17 champion Mitchell Wright (NSW-Illawarra CC) completing the podium 12 seconds back.

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Jordan Kerby - World Champion!

Jordan Kerby has won Gold in the Individual Pursuit at the World Track Championships in Hong Kong! In qualifying Jordan set the 3rd fastest time in history of 4:12:172!!!!

In a drama-filled finale, Kerby’s battle with reigning world champion Filippo Ganna (ITA) was stopped by commissaires after four laps due to a timing malfunction. 

Kerby however was not distracted by the commotion, and in the restarted final, he powered to his maiden world title (4:17.068) by more than four seconds.

Jordan is now back in Brisbane and when interviewed jokingly said “I'll have a good kit to roll to the brew shop in now!” 


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QRTS Round 1 Report 10/11 June 2017

14 male teams lined up for the first round of the QRTS four round race series at Elimbah on the weekend just passed. The Hamilton Wheelers Elite Team contested the testing course on Saturday June 10 – Road Race and Sunday June 11 – Team Time Trial.
 

Hamilton Riders doing well!

There's been a lot of Hamilton riders doing well in all sorts of races lately. If we've missed someone out, or if you have some news you'd like to share please let us know!

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