Hamilton Elite Team - QRTS Report  23/24 July 2022

The Hamilton Wheelers Elite Team (sponsored by Joseph Hughes Accounting) tackled the tough courses near Gympie last weekend in Round 2 of this year’s series.

Many thanks again to Joe Hughes Accounting for assisting the club with generous sponsorship of our HWCC Elite Team.
The team suffered massive withdrawals caused by Covid and illness but were able to put a team of 5 into the 2 days of racing in Round 2 of the QRTS. What a job they did for themselves and Hamilton.

Stage 1 was a 95 km undulating windy course at Imbill where the average speed was 39.79 km/hr.
Ren Bao Tsen was 15 th overall 19 secs down on the winner with Liam Farrell was 21 st , Jordan Mann 22 nd , Ben Wilcox 33 rd and Zack Wilson 34th.
The day finished with a showcase sprint up the main sprint with Ben Wilcox spectacularly destroying his rear mech (and skilfully staying upright) to conclude an interesting day’s racing.

Stage 2 saw the race move to Kandanga with an TTT in the morning and a road race in the afternoon. The team performed well in the TTT coming 7 th overall down 1.55 to a very strong Tandem Co Team.

The afternoon road race was a VERY testing hilly affair of 94 km with the pack being decimated by the nature of the course and the strong front riders. Your team performed magnificently with Ren Bao Tsen being in the lead pack all day and finishing in 11 th place (st) as the eventual winner. Jordan Mann was 21 st Liam Farrell 29 th Ben Wilcox 31 st and Zack Wilson 35 th . This was a TOUGH day but your team performed very well and this experience will stand them in good stead for Round 3 the Battle on the Border.
Currently the team sits in 6 th place in the team’s category and hopefully more riders will have recovered and be able to complete in Round 3.
Full results - AusCycling Event Results