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