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Black wins JK Lambeth memorial race

JamesBlack_GSC Handicap_july2016_with other winners

Kelly Cycle Coaching cyclist James Black won the 70km JK memorial handicap road race in Geelong last weekend.

James is a masters rider who does most of his training around Williamstown, the You Yangs and the Great Ocean road.

James is currently in training for the Gran Fondo World Championships to be held in Perth over the first 4 days of September.  Riders wanting to compete in this event need to reach a qualifying time or placing at a selection event.  James participated in a NZ road race to achieve his qualification.

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Below is a race report written by Mandy Hoskings:

JK Lambeth Memorial Race 2016

Out and back Forest Rd, Larcombes Rd, out and back Nobles, out and back Forest Rd to Grays, Hendy Main, finish at Larcombes Rd (A) 70kms.

The inaugural running of the JK Lambeth memorial race saw 40 racers brave the elements today. Donning every article of warm clothing in the wardrobe was a good call. Even Juddy wore his arm warmers…yes it was that cold! Now throw in 25 kilometre North Westerly winds with gusts around 35kph and a 70 kilometre undulating course and you have a tough race to contest.

Limit riders Ken Mansfield and Ian Sumner were given a whole 47 minutes head start on Scratch. Gavin Gamble and John Bell (33 mins) had to wait 14 minutes before they could set off. The 26 minute bunch had two of their bunch fail to show on time, so Mandy Hosking, Joe Gulino, Graeme Wilson and new to the club James (watch this space) Black took off with no expectations…track turns was call from the get go.

Tina Stenos and Paul Bubb received their instructions and were given the choice to start with the 14 minute bunch or take off in a bid to catch their bunch…they chose the latter and to their credit stayed away for a considerable time from the large group containing the rugged up Juddy, Vic Mason, Dave Spence, Pete Ladd, Robbie Nicholls, Paul Beasley, Paul Bird and Andrew Booth; whom had been dragged a bunch having won last week’s Rocket Ascent.

The 9 minute bunch took off 38 minutes after limit and reports say they worked well until they were reeled in at the last turn around in Forest Road by scratch, 2nd and 3rd scratch. Visitors from Footscray, Steve Firman and Mark Micallef, (who has just returned to racing after a horror crash that saw him hit by a car and catapulted along the road, sustaining terrible injuries, which also smashed his beloved bike in half; may she rest in peace)…were in the mix until Steve punctured.

Back to the front of the race, John Bell had ridden Gavin Gamble off his wheel racing up Nobles Road and rode solo until catching limit, on the second trip down Forest Road at Gum Flats Road. Ian Sumner jumped on and hung on until the 26min bunch (who’d collected Gavin Gamble) came sweeping by, led by James Black, Graeme Wilson and Joe Gulino, with Mandy Hosking trying to keep up; Ian dropped soon after.

The chasing bunches combined and bearing down on the bunch, James called out to Mandy, John and Gavin to “Have a go, we’ll stay away if we all work.” The three managed a few turns, but Graeme and James were pulling such strong turns, the bunch disintegrated to just three turning into Grays Road…10 kilometres from the finish.

A strong tailwind saw James, Graeme and Mandy hitting 43kph at the end of Grays. A quick check to see if a chase bunch was threatening saw the three breathe a sigh of relief until Graeme discovered he’d punctured. Graeme left James and Mandy to ride away at Jack’s corner and finish off the race for the one, two. Shame, as “Graeme had ridden like a champion and deserved a place.” said Mandy.

The speeds hit by the combined scratch bunches were insane, spitting out riders left right and centre. At the top of the chicane the bunch realised they were racing for the minor placings.

James Black had Mandy riding on the rivet in the strong side headwind up Hendy Main to the Larcombes Road final 700 metres. Mandy sat up leaving James to take out a well deserved first place, by 15 seconds and a good 150 metres. With Scratch giving it a red hot go to the finish, Mandy had to get a wriggle on to the line or be caught. Anthony Seipolt crossed the line a good two bike lengths in front of Josh Williams, who was followed by Noel Taylor, Tony French, Nick Brown, Rich Lyle, Dave Warren and finally Vic Mason.

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As always the race could not be conducted without the support of our club officials and marshalls. A big thank you goes to everyone that helped out today. Special thanks to Rob Lambeth and his Stepmum Norma for putting up the awesome trophy. We’ll be looking forward to next year’s race!

Eildon Road Race

Jon and Bob Skyline

Kelly Cycle Coaching had several great results at the Eildon VRS road race last weekend.

The A Grade women won the VRS fastest team award with 3 riders featuring in the top 10. Both Kirsty and Anna featured in breaks before the climb, then Bec and FiMac took over as the team’s climbers.

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The A grade men also rode well with Stefan finishing 11 in a small but strong field.  Paddy and Kyle were both in earlier breaks to help set things up for Stef.

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Our masters riders, Andrew, Paul, Damian, Wayne and Rob all rode strongly with the race featuring the 6km climb of Skyline.

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Paul anna and FiMac

Our C Grade women also raced welll with Ally Rose and Saff finishing in the top 10.  Great riding ladies.

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This race was also an opportunity for KCC to help showcase the new Essendon SKODA Superbe that was decaled up in Tour de France signage. We thank Essendon SKODA for lending us the car for the weekend.

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SKODA's on skyline

Carter comes 4th and 5th at Nationals

Maccie TT

Kelly Cycle Coaching athlete Maccie Carter finished 4th today in the Australian TT championships.

Maccie raced the Australian U19 TT chanpionships held in Canberra today.  In clear sunny skies, he finished 23sec behind the winner, Queensland rider Harry Sweeny, in a time of 32mins 13sec.

A fantastic ride by Maccie.

Maccie backed up the following day with a 5th place in the road race.  He was in a 4 man break that was caught 50m from the line.  His fellow team mate CJ finished 2nd.  A great ride by both.

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Hildred and Michaelides perform at Country & Metro Champs

Bob and Wayne

Kelly Cycle Coaching athletes, Wayne Hildred and Chris Michaelides had a fantastic day out the Country and Metro Road champs.

For Wayne it is a stepping stone towards the World Champs in Perth later this year.  For Chris, it is part of his goal of winning a State Masters title in August.

Well done guys.

 

Bob and Wayne

Wayne Hildred won the Masters 7 Country Road Champs.

Chirs Michaelides

Chris Michaelides finished 2nd in the Masters 4 Metro Road Champs.

Scouller scores some VRS points

Paul Start line

Kelly Cycle Coaching Masters B grade rider, Paul Scouller sprinted strongly to finish 3rd in the Fred Icke VRS road race in Creswick.

A two man break escaped on lap 2 and were never seen again.  The uphill finish suited Paul who burst from the peleton to win the bunch kick.

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Newby to KCC, Andrew Stevens did well in Masters C, finishing 6th in a frantic bunch sprint.

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Paddy on the podium

Paddy finishing

Kelly Cycle Coaching athlete Paddy Burt and Pitcher Partners/KCC team rider, made his first VRS podium fro 2016 at the Fred Icke VRS Raod race at Creswick, Victoria.  Fellow team mate, David Randall also finished in the top 10.

Well done guys.

Paddy Randall

Paddy finishing

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Seda gets third at Fred Icke

Kirsty and Seda

Kelly Cycle Coaching athlete Seda Camgoz takes 3rd place at Fred Icke VRS Road Race.

It was a complete team effort as the Pitcher Partners/KCC women’s team worked together to make this result possible.

Kirsty Deacon headed out on a 50km solo break which helped set up the podium place.

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Well done ladies.

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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.

Jordz on the rollers Saff warming up

Jordyn and Saff warming up for their TT.

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AnnaMacKay_TOEG stage win

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

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.

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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!!!

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