With plenty of Argonaut Cycle Coaching riders out racing this week it has been very pleasing to see many of them claim some great results.
Earlier in the week, Lisa Keeling joined here Bicycle Super Store teammates for the latest round of the women’s NRS series at the Tour of Murray. Lisa has been very active in the peloton all year and the stage one criterium was no different, with Lisa once again proving she knows how to get in the break race winning break. Using her new found sprint skills Lisa claimed third place from the lead grouping of eight riders. The stage two time trial was always going to be pivotal to the overall GC results and Lisa rode a great race to finish 7th and once again establish her place in the top 10 on GC. However with Lisa’s team mate Flick Wardlaw coming in a close 2nd that set her up for a top GC result and Lisa became the team helper for the remainder of the tour, undertaking some great work to keep the peloton under control. At the end of the tour Lisa successfully assisted Flick retain her 2nd place on GC and along the way she also claimed two ‘most aggressive’ rider jerseys. Congratulations Lisa
On Friday it was time for the masters to dust off their time trial bikes for the NSW Masters Individual Time Trial championships. When Mark Crooned rolled up to the start line the wind was starting to pick up and blow more consistently. From his accounts it was a very tough outward leg and despite his best efforts after the turn he didn't quite get on top of the gear to take advantage of the tail wind. However despite this Mark successfully claimed a podium spot, with silver in the MMAS 4 category, only 12 seconds behind the winner. Well done Mark
Not long after Mark finished his race and Brad Drew was also preparing to start. The wind was definitely more constant now and pacing the outward leg was becoming a lot more crucial. Brad is still building up for the Australian Masters championships so this race was more of a ‘recon’ to see how the legs are coming along. Despite this Brad placed 5th in his category and also bested last years nationals time. A great result that bodes well for better things to come in October
On Sunday it was road race day at the NSW Masters and Kenneth Webster was out to impress in the MMAS 1 race. Kenneth has had a solid build up over the last few months and all his hard work paid off as he claimed the win. Congratulations Kenneth.