The 2019 Cycling Australia Masters Road National Championships wrapped up on Sunday with 20 new criterium national champions receiving green and gold jerseys after conquering the Victoria Park course in wet and cloudy conditions.
The day started with the Men’s Masters 8, 9 and 10 categories where Waratah Masters rider Dennis Fahey picked up his second national title to win the Men’s Masters 10. Dubbo’s Darrell Wheeler also claimed his second gold medal in the Men’s Masters 9 and Martin Refermat (South Coast) picked up his first national championship of 2019 winning the Men’s Masters.
Women’s 9 competitor Rosemary Hastings (Bathurst) was the first rider to complete a clean sweep at this years nationals taking home the green and gold jersey to add to her victories in the time trial and road race.
After a silver in the time trial and bronze in the road race, Hawthorn’s Debra Lindstrom finally cracked the top step of the podium by finishing first in the Women’s Masters 7. She just crossed the line before Eleri Morgan-Thomas (Dulwich Hill) and Jennifer Massey (Griffith) who finished second and third respectively.
Norwood’s Michael Davies was another rider who finally won gold in the Men’s Masters 6 criterium after two silver medal performances in the time trial and road race. He finished ahead of silver medalist and fellow Norwood rider Nick Steel and bronze medalist Russell Newnham (Carnegie Caulfield).
Brisbane’s Nicky Rolls had her first podium finish in the Women’s Masters 4 finishing in first place ahead of Dayna Davidson (SXCC) and time trial champion Jenny Pettenon (Hawthorn) who finished with the silver and bronze medals.
Cradle Coast member Kristy Grubits rode to victory in the Women’s Masters 2 category adding to her wins in the road race and time trial to become the second three time champion of 2019. And Emma Jackson (Castlemaine) won the title in the Women’s Masters 1 narrowly beating time trial and road race winner Bree Playel (Manly Warringah).
Gerald Donnelly (Carnegie Caulfield) was the first male rider to clean sweep the 2019 championships, winning the Men’s Masters 7 criterium. Ross Bowles (Harlequin) and Carmelo Scoleri (FRA PowerOn) rounded out the podium in second and third.
Another Norwood rider climbed to the top step of the podium in the last race of the Masters with Thomas Wright taking home the gold in the Men’s Masters 1 division for his first title of 2019.
Following four long days where hundreds of riders from all over the country competed across 20 different categories, 59 national champions have been awarded gold medals and can now proudly wear their green and gold jerseys for the next twelve months.
FOR FULL MASTERS RESULTS CLICK HERE: http://liveresults.cycling.org.au/2019/MRN/index.html
Photos: Kevin Anderson
Day three of the Cycling Australia Masters Road National Championships in Onkaparinga got underway on Saturday morning with the remainder of the road races taking place with warmer conditions testing the competitors.
Norwood’s Matthew Sparnon was the first rider of the day to collect a green and gold jersey winning the Men’s Masters 3 race in 1h 37:34 while Mackay’s Brendon Brauer claimed second place. Brett Davidson (Sutherland Shire) came in third to pick up his first medal of the 2019 Masters National Championships.
A nail-biting finish in the Men’s Masters 4 division was the highlight of the day with all three riders on the podium separated by less than a second. Steve Crispin (Canberra CC) won the title with a time of 1h 35:55 ahead of Southern Masters rider Darren Lever and Penrith’s Peter Milostic who finished with silver and bronze respectively.
Coburg’s Stephen Lane (2h 09:45) won his second national title of 2019 taking the win in the Men’s Masters 2 championship. Clint Perrett (Melbourne Cycling League) finished 1 minute behind to take home silver with Sydney Uni Velo rider Charl Van Wyk rounding out the podium in third place.
In the final road race for the men, it was another Norwood rider Karl Evans taking top prize with a time of 2h 16:47. Manly Warringah’s Christopher Ball added a silver medal to his bronze finish in the time trial on Thursday, and Mathieu Bremaud (Randwick Botany) finished third.
For the women, Bree Playel added to Manly Warringah’s haul with a victory in the Women’s Masters 1 race, finishing four minutes ahead of Nicole Mitsigeorgis (Norwood) in second.
Kristy Grubits (Cradle Coast) made it two from two with her second title of the week finishing in 2h 06:17 in the Women’s Masters 2 category and Dubbo’s Simone Grounds took home the gold in the Women’s Masters 3 category with a time of 1h 53:39.
The final day of the 2019 Cycling Australia Masters Road Nationals commences on Sunday morning with a full day of criterium racing at Victoria Park to wrap up the championships.
FOR FULL ROAD RACE RESULTS CLICK HERE: http://liveresults.cycling.org.au/2019/MRN/ITT_result.html
Photos: Kevin Anderson
Day two of the Cycling Australia Masters Road National Championships began on Friday morning with great conditions welcoming the riders to Onkaparinga where 12 National Championships were awarded.
The Men’s Masters 8, 9 and 10 were the first to tackle the course with University of Queensland rider Peter Jansen claiming the Men’s Masters 8 title finishing the 38.6km course in 1h 17:39. Dubbo’s Darrell Wheeler and (1hr18:07) and Waratah Masters rider Denis Fahey (1hr26:18) took home the Men’s Masters 9 and 10 championships respectively.
There were a few close finishes for the women with Southern Cross Cycling Club member Lynda Behan (1h31:23) winning the Women’s Masters 6 title finishing 6 seconds ahead of Redlands’ Julie Rappo. While Griffith’s Jennifer Massey took top step on the podium in the Women’s Masters 7 category, just two seconds before Dulwich Hill rider Eleri Morgan-Thomas crossed the line.
Carnegie Caulfield’s Gerard Donnelly (1h52:46) won his second title of the Championships taking the win in the Men’s Masters 7 to add to his time trial win on Thursday. Harlequin’s Ross Bowles and Southern Masters rider Brett Lindstrom rounded out the podium.
Norwood’s Michael Davies collected his second silver medal of the Nationals after finishing just five seconds behind Hamilton Wheelers member Phil Kesby (1h47:5) in the Men’s Masters 6 race, with Christopher Joustra (Latrobe City CC) finishing with the bronze.
Malcolm Lynn (Sutherland Shire CC) also took home his second silver medal in the Men’s Masters 9 category coming in behind Darrell Wheeler who added a green and gold jersey to his haul which also includes a time trial bronze medal.
Katie Banerjee (Harlequin) finished the Women’s Masters 4 race in 1h 52:25 to win her first title of the 2019 championships, she finished 44 seconds ahead of Hawthorn’s Jenny Pettenon who takes home the silver after an impressive gold medal ride in the time trial on Thursday l. Jill Seeman (South Coast) finished third.
The Masters National Championships continue tomorrow with the rest of the road races before the Criteriums at Victoria Park close out the event on Sunday..
FULL ROAD RACE RESULTS HERE: http://liveresults.cycling.org.au/2019/MRN/ITT_result.html
Photo credit: Kevin Anderson
The 2019 Cycling Australia Masters Road National Championships got underway in South Australia on Thursday morning. With clear skies and ideal racing conditions the Championships began with the Individual Time Trials where 136 riders took to the road and 20 new national champions were crowned.
Blackburn Cycling Club’s Elizabeth Randall was the first to take on the 17.2km course in Onkaparinga just after 9:00am and claimed the Women’s Masters 10 national championship with a time of 32 minutes 20.35 sec.
The fastest woman of the day was Coburg Cycling Club rider Anna Davis who finished the course with a brilliant time of 25 minutes 38.62 sec finishing with the gold in the Women’s Masters 5 category.
It was an even spread for club representation as each of the ten women’s champions represented a different cycling club, Hawthorn CC had the most riders step up the podium with three.
In the men’s racing, Mt Gambier CC rider Chris O’Donnell was the first to claim gold, winning the Men’s Masters 10 category coming in at a time of 28 minutes 01.20 sec.
A couple of close finishes provided some excitement for the afternoon with Men’s Masters 3 champion and Canberra Cycling Club member Anthony Murfett (23:02.25) finishing 5.8 seconds ahead of Penrith’s Peter Wakefield (23:08.10).
Carnegie-Caulfield’s Joe Spano (23:38.72) also finished 7 seconds ahead of Norwood’s Michael Davies (23:45.66) on his way to the Men’s Masters 6 title in a close finish.
The quickest time of the day went to Coburg Cycling Club’s Stephen Lane with a time of 22 minutes 06.52 secs to earn himself the top step on the Men’s 2 podium. In the last result of the day, St Kilda Cycling Club’s David Ross who won the Men’s 1 championship with a time of 22 minutes 40.13 secs.
The Masters Road Nationals continues tomorrow when the road races kick off, continuing into Saturday before the Victoria Park Criteriums close out the event on Sunday.
Images credit: Kevin Anderson
Australia’s best Masters cyclists are set to descend on the Mclaren Vale region of South Australia for the 2019 Masters Road National Championships, from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 October 2019.
The ‘Masters RoadNats’, the second largest National Championships behind January’s Federation Uni RoadNats, has attracted nearly 300 riders from around Australia and will bring a significant boost to the local economy.
Riders between 30 and 80 years of age are set to battle for the coveted green and gold national champions’ jersey in ten age categories.
Willunga and Adelaide will play host to the three disciplines - time trial, road race and criterium - which will take place across the four days of racing.
Thursday’s individual time trial opens the Championships with an undulating 19km loop with the course predicted to produce some fast times.
Friday and Saturday’s Road Races are located in one of the most beautiful parts of the Mclaren Vale, with the peloton to roll through the region’s iconic hills.
Riders will be challenged with a combination of short steep climbs and undulations, which will encourage breakaway opportunities ahead of a long drag to the finish line.
The Championships wrap up in style on Sunday with the face-paced Victoria Park crit circuit providing great spectator-friendly viewing of fast and furious racing.