The MWCC Crit season drew to a close on Friday night with the curtain going down on HART. We had success over at Randwick Botany on Saturday and our mountain bikers also scored themselves some James Williamson Enduro Challenge. Here is a brief wrap of some results from the weekend.
On Friday night the sun was setting quickly at St Ives although with the absence of Michael Jaeger from the A Grade peloton along with some of the stronger NRS riders, it meant that other riders actually enjoyed the final round of the year, with the bunch staying together until the end, a rare sight for A Grade at HART.
In B Grade, the early breakaway split the small bunch in half on only the second lap and those four riders would stay away and battle it out amongst themselves , while Michael Bolt may have been the local crowd favourite, his lackof race experience on the course resulted in him being relegated to second place on the podium when he was outsprinted in the final stretch. In C Grade it was the future of cycling on show with all of the podium getters being aged under 17 years, so it is great to have some local junior riders having the opportunity to race.
HART Results 21 March
- Tristan Ward
- Adam Socha
- Phil Gray
- John Dundas-Smith
- Michael Bolt
- Brett Cocks
- Matt Jessip
- Kieran Tall
- Daniel Newman
HART photo gallery by Riding Focus – http://www.ridingfocus.com/blog/2014/3/22/final-crit-at-hart
Randwick Botany Race Results 22 March
After his success the previous week at the Randwick Botany Saturday afternoon Heffron Park races, Chris Miller returned for a second week in B Grade. This time he found himself in a 3 man breakaway with two riders from SuVelo, who managed to be lapping only a few seconds slower than the A Grade bunch – so there must be a promotion in the wings there. Even though he was outnumbered, Miller showed that he has the race tactics to outwit the 2 SuVelo riders and still come home with the cookies. In C Grade up and coming rider Peter Livanes, showed that he isn’t just all good looks. While he was learning under Master Yoda – Roger Shackleton in C Grade, Livanes managed to sit in and learn the race craft before coming out of the blocks in the last lap and taking a well deserved victory and getting the monkey off his back.
Photos from the day – Riding Focus Blog – http://www.ridingfocus.com/blog/2014/3/22/heat-at-heffron-cycling-criterium-with-hefty-clouds
James Williamson Enduro Challenge
The mountain bikers were also tearing up some National Park over the weekend at the James Williamson Enduro Challenge. This Enduro really showed the classy female riders that are currently coming out of the MWCC ranks with Lana Moy finding herself only one step off the top of the podium with a second in the Open Women 75km division only being outclassed by her more fancied rival Jenny Fay. New MWCC member Larri Wallbridge (1st Female Masters 75km) found herself on top of the podium in the long distance event for the Masters division and she was also the 4th female overall, Wendy Stevenson (3rd Female Masters 75km) was 6th overall. Which really shows the results that our MWCC ladies are achieving both on the road and in the dirt. Not to be outdone, Mark Hardy (3rd Super Masters 75km) ensured that we had some male representation on the podium.