Maccie Carter – Oceania Championships

Maccie Oceania Podium

Maccie Carter finished 3rd in the U19 road champs, at Bendigo last weekend. The race was extremely hot with temperatures hovering around 37C.  The course included the ascent of Mt Alexander as well as many of the surrounding hills of Bendigo.

KCC asked Maccie about his race and here is what he told us.

1                     When did the first attack occur?  Km mark?

As soon as we got out of neutral 2.5-3km mark

2                     Did this cause everyone to react or did they just roll away?

I got onto James Fouche’s (eventual winner) wheel and he got brought back and then James attacked again and everyone just looked at Robert Stannard (who came 2nd) to react but nothing happened

3                     Was the first attack successful or lots of attacks til the break formed?

The first attack was successful, with single riders bridging across.

4                     How much did you drink in the race?

I went through 9 bottles, it was HOT

5                     And what did you eat?

I went through 1 bar and 4 gels

6                     Approx how many riders hit Mt Alexander in the peloton? How did you feel at this point?

There would about 35 riders at the base of Mount Alexander, I felt great but I really didn’t know how the others felt with a steep climb looming

7                     Were there many attacks up this climb?  Did you have trouble responding?

When we turned left onto the main road it was high tempo and we had started to drop riders, when we turned right onto Joseph Young Dve, where the gradient was steeper the attacks started coming. The bunch broke up very quickly once the pressure went on, I didn’t have any trouble in staying with the leading chase group, it was an extremely hard and fast tempo and still very hot despite the rain.

8                     How many riders went over the top with you?

There were 6 of us that went over the top together.

9                     Who was in the final break when you went through the feedzone for the final time?

There were 8 riders, with 1 from the original break still up the road, included in our group was Alastair Christie-Johnston (who managed to get back on the descent), Harry Sweeny, Robert Stannard and myself, with 12 km to go, we dropped 4 of the 8 riders on a few steep kickers.

10                 What happened at the finish?

With about 3km to go, we turned right on to Story’s road. Robert was at the front with a bit of foxing going on, but we were still rolling turns. It wasn’t until we could see the finish, about 800m out that my teammate (Alastair) attacked and hit the front. I was in 3rd wheel, Harry came around me to get onto Robert’s wheel who chasing Alastair’s, with about 150m to go I thought “if you want to win the bunch kick you have to go now”, as soon as I said that to myself Robert had already kicked and claimed 2nd I managed to hang on and finish in front of Alastair and Harry claimed 3rd.

Maccie Oceania Podium

 

Maccie and Helen - after podium

Tour of East Gippsland

Bob giving TT commentary

Some great results in Gippsland last week.

Bob giving TT commentary

Bob was asked to provide commentary during the TT event, stage 1.

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Jordyn and Saff warming up for their TT.

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The A grade Pitcher Partners / KCC team women win their first VRS race of the season.

Happy New Year 2016

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Kelly Cycle Coaching wishes all our athletes a Happy New Year.

We have an exciting year ahead of us.  We have migrated to an Australian web-based coaching platform which enbles our athletes to log their data and keep an online diary, in addition to receiving individual coaching to help meet your cycling goals. Click here to find out more.

If you’ve thought about cycle coaching, but not sure if you’re good enough, then please contact us so we can help you get fit and learn to ride better!!!

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Start 2016 with a goal to becoming fitter, stronger and healthier.

KCC December Camp

Zak in action

Ever wanted to train in the mountains, chat with pro cyclists and find out what it is really like at the Tour de France……well, here is your chance.

Kelly Cycle Coaching is inviting you to join them on their December camp.  Euro pro cyclist Zak Dempster has confirmed his attendance.  Bob and Helen will be providing their expertise, along with vehicle support and mentoring from Jim Irvine (Olympic Hockey Player & Coach).

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Details are:

Accommodation:  Bright Chalet (twin share) with daily serviced rooms and private bathroom.

Dates: Sunday 6th December (2pm onwards check in) through til Saturday 12th December. (departure approx 11.30am after a recovery spin).

Cost: $700pp

All meals included from Sunday 6th (dinner) through til Saturday 12th (breakfast).  Secure storage provided for you bike.

Full payment required by Friday 20th November.  Please email us to secure a place.  Limited to 30 riders.

Girls up HothamTawonga Gap

 

Barrow podiums at NRS race

Peta Justine

Kelly Cycle Coaching athlete, Justine Barrow scored a 3rd place last week at the National Capital Tour on stage 3.

Fantastic improvement given Justine was racing C grade 14 months ago.  Justine joined the Anchor Point/ParkTrent women’s team this year and has been making great improvements this year.

Justine post race

Other impressive results for Justine this month include:

Amy’s Gran Fondo – Fastest in 35-39 year age group (just a few seconds behind Peta Mullins), winner of QOM competition.

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Masters Australian Road Champs: Road race 1st, criterium 4th, time trial 5th.

Next up for Justine is the Melbourne to Warrny in a few weeks followed by the Tour of Goldfields. Good luck Jus!!!

Simpson 4th at CX Nationals

Fast Start Josie

Congrats to  Kelly Cycle Coaching athlete, Josie Simpson who finished 4th at the CX nationals on the weekend. 

Josie had a crash midway through and needed a bike change but regrouped quickly and rode strongly to finish.  On the Saturday, Josie and 3 others combined to compete in the teams competition, with each rider doing 1 flat out lap as a team relay competition.  Her team finished 1st, which gave the team national title jersey’s.

Well done.

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State Road Champs

Under the tent

Kelly Cycle Coaching had 3 podium results over the weekend at the State Road Champs and several top 10’s.  A great result and testamont to all the consistent training they’ve been doing.

Time Trial

Maccie Carter finished 3rd in the U19 time trial, whilst Kirsty Deacon finished 2nd in the U19 women.

Maccie TT Kirsty Deacon

Road Race

Nick White and Kirsty Deacon both finished 2nd in their respective U19 road races on the Sunday.

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Well done to all athletes who raced over the weekend.

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Simpson 3rd at CX State Champs

Josie Cornering

Kelly Cycle Coaching athlete Josie Simpson finished 3rd in the CX State Champs last weekend.  The heavens opened up with 10mins to go making the course more challenging than when she’d pre-ridden it that morning.

She had some bad luck with the bunting blowing across her path and wrapping around her cranks.  Unable to tear it free, she had to stop and unwind it, losing valuable time.

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In the end, she finished a strong 3rd and is now preparing for the National CX champs being held in Melbourne over the 8-9 August weekend.

Well done Josie.

 

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