Costin Roe Consulting Country Road Racing Series 2016
Don’t forget the next round: Orange NSW Masters….30 APR-02 MAY
Let’s have a look at the last round: The B2B weekend:
Randwick Botany has a Strong Presence in Bathurst.
Following from the Orange Challenge Randwick Botany was well represented at the Blayney 2 Bathurst Cycling Festival. 28 club members attended the B2B weekend, which is the second event in the Country Road Racing Series. All RBCC members who attend these events, earn points towards the CRRS and also the club championship.
The weather compared to previous years was very warm, perfectly ideal for a cycling festival and road race. The RBCC tent was up for our club members at the hill climb, (after cleaning out a few spiders and vermin) and good coffee was found after. Cycling paradise, what more could we ask for?
Saturday morning started perfectly for our club with 3 gold medals in the NSW Hill Climb Championships. Pedro Gomez surprised everybody including himself with the gold medal in MMAS2 with a time of 10:13.65. Anna Murray won gold in WMAS5 by a very slim margin, with a time of 11:55.39. Anna, a multiple winner of this event was heard to murmur after her triumph, “They’re getting closer”. Next year WMAS5 will be a great contest it seems. The 3rd gold medal was won by the quiet achiever, Kevin Charman in MMAS6, slaughtering the opposition with a very impressive time of 9:56.33. Daniele Vanolini put in a fine effort in MMAS5 getting to the top of the mountain in 10:28.50. Randolph Baral, Shane Mattiske and Allan Smith all had great times around 11 minutes in MMAS4 – it must have been the skin suits!
Danielle followed up the hill climb finishing thirteenth in the Men’s Division 3 criterium with Allan putting in a strong effort and skin in the same race. Both managed to avoid the little excursion of the course made by a few riders near the end of the race.
Sunday was the big day with Randwick riders entering both the 70km and 110km events. All riders put in great efforts with time the quickest times at 2:48 in the 110km and 1:43 in the 70km races.
As always the cycling at these events is fantastic, although the greatest part of the weekend is catching up with mates, talking strategies, reliving past rides, relaxing together and most importantly, carbo loading, (Eating and drinking).
The next event on the Country Road Racing Series is the State Masters in Orange. This promises to be a great weekend with new challenging courses all located within three and one half hours drive from Sydney. In Orange there is plenty to do for cyclists and non-cyclists alike, so get your entries in, or come along and support your club mates giving a red hot go.
Saturday 30 April 2016 through Monday 2 May 2016. Sat; Road race, Sun; Criteriums ITT; Monday.