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Representing Australia at the UCI World U19 Champs

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Kelly Cycle Coaching athlete, Maccie Carter has recently been named as part of the 3 male U19 riders selected to represent Australia at the UCI World Road Championships in Qatar in October 2016.

Maccie started with KCC in 2013, with aspirations like any young kid, to get stronger, bigger and faster.

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Maccie has worked hard over the past 3.5 years, consistently doing his training and gradually seeing the improvements.  And like many aspiring young cyclists, his results certainly didn’t happen overnight. He needed to learn to pedal well, develop some core strength and stability and understand positioning and tactics.  All these facets of cycling have taken a few years to develop.

It wasn’t until 12 months ago that some real strength gains began to show and then the results followed. And what is really pleasing is that his scholastic results have improved over these past 3 years also.  A real win-win outcome which shows that sport can be the catalyst for academic endeavours.

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Congratulations on your achievement Maccie.  His fellow team mate and school friend, Alastair Christie-Johnston also made the team.  A great effort.

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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

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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.

 

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Wayne Hildred won the Masters 7 Country Road Champs.

Chirs Michaelides

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

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

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Some great results in Gippsland last week.

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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.

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