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Results and Reports for June 30 - July 5, 2002

Australia

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Road
Peel CC
Southern Veterans
Balmoral
Mt Baw Baw Classic
Illawarra Cycle Club
Adelaide CC
Southern Vets CC

Central Coast CC
VLCC
Latrobe CC
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RBCC

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Bundaberg Amateur CC
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Launceston MBC
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ACT BMX Champs

Canberra Off-Road Cyclists 2002 Winter Cross Country Series #1

Ingledene Pines, Canberra, April 30, 2002

Riders rug up for Ingledene!

Report courtesy Julia Graczyk

A cold Canberra morning, where the mercury barely climbed into positive temperatures didn't deter 109 riders from venturing out to race the first race in the 2002 CORC Winter XC Series. The fashions at the start line were telling of the climatic conditions with arm warmers, long sleeve jerseys and thermals abound, and with some riders even choosing to race in longs for extra warmth.

As the race got started riders slowly warmed up, and then focused their attention away from the chilly conditions and onto the course and the race at hand. The course was run once again in the now popular "reverse" direction, which while including a little less climbing, remains challenging at race pace due to the many sharp soft corners, and the generally high speeds riders carry through the course. A momentary lack of concentration and a bit of bad luck can mean a very close encounter with a tree beside the single track.

In the Senior Men's race Ben Geier led the race after one lap riding strongly, but he was reeled in by some good consistent riding on the part of Dave Osmond. Osmond finished the race almost a minute ahead of Geier with Luis Severino finishing strongly in third place, in his first race since coming back from an injury. In the Senior Women's race Julia Graczyk finished first ahead of Jacqui Clyne and Rosie Barnes in second and third place respectively.

The slightly flatter nature of the course at Ingledene can make for some close and exciting racing. This was the case in the Sport A Men race where only two seconds separated Paul Eccleston and Steve Peddle, with Dan Smith some minutes back in third place. Veteran Men also enjoyed some close racing with a fast finishing Gary Scheld taking first place, after putting a half minute margin between himself and Simon Tilley in the final lap. David Bush finished third.

In Master's Men Paul Lees showed a clean pair of wheels to Richard Davis and John Graydon, by leading from start to finish, and winning with a comfortable margin of over two minutes. Davis and Graydon had a close battle for second place, with Davis managing to hold a fine margin of 13 seconds for the final lap of the race and take second place.

Other category winners included Nick Webb in Under 19 Men, Angus Harding in Under 17 Men, Janine Ridsdale in Veteran Women, and Wayne Spratford in Sport B Men. Thanks to our race organiser Phil Hopkins and to our time keepers who braved the cold. The next race in the Winter XC Series is scheduled for 28th July at Stromlo Slopes.

Results

Senior Men
 
1 David Osmond             1.42.09
2 Ben Geier                   0.54
3 Luis Severino               1.10
4 Paul Burbidge-Smith         1.28
5 Martin Mullin               2.59
6 Shane Paton                  DNF
 
Senior Women
 
1 Julia Graczyk            1.20.48
2 Jacqui Clynes               7.39
3 Rosie Barnes               12.29
  
Sport A Men
 
1 Paul Eccleston           1.26.16
2 Steve Peddle                0.02
3 Dan Smith                   5.58
2 Mathew Spackman             6.22
3 Scotty Preston              7.09
4 Benjamin O'Keeffe           1.12
3 Adam McGrath                9.00
4 Michael Johnson              DNF
5 Carl Fellows                 DNF
 
Sport A Women
 
1 Belinda Allison          1.05.24
 
Sport B Men
 
1 Wayne Spratford            54.15
2 Chris Geelan                0.26
3 James Newhouse              0.55
4 Leslie Ridsdale             1.47
5 Dean Scott                  2.38
6 Michael Moore               2.56
7 Peter Carter                3.20
8 Allan Bontjer               4.32
9 Nigel McGinty               4.48
10 Martin Benavente          12.28
11 Damen Hills                5.37
12 John Fredericks            5.38
13 Michael Fitzpatrick        0.43
14 John Boxall                6.42
15 Scott Peddle               7.26
16 Ben Young                  8.41
17 Steven Hanley              8.45
18 Andrew Rowe                8.59
19 Tony Frazer                9.17
20 Ian Donlan                10.05
21 Aston Maddock             11.32
22 James Stracey             12.40
23 Stuart Wilkes             13.09
24 Chris Gallimore           13.16
25 Ross Calder                 DNF
26 Tim Liston                  DNF
27 Mark Griffiths              DNF
 
Sport B Women
 
1 Claire Graydon             46.53
2 Michelle Van der Voort      3.52
3 Annabel Alexander           7.47
4 Rebecca Goatley            24.35
 
Sport C Men
 
1 Reece Biddiscombe          40.08
2 Ricky Dew                   2.11
3 Clinton Grohs               2.16
4 Bradley Hearn               6.46
5 Mark Young                  7.26
6 Steve Tattam                8.53
7 Dick Cornish               10.35
8 James Andrews              15.00
9 Jeff Scheetz               15.57
10 Tim Miller                20.31
 
Veteran Men
 
1 Gary Scheld              1.08.54
2 Simon Tilley                0.32
3 David Bush                  1.31
4 John Paul                   1.48
5 Richard Bontjer             3.10
6 Peter Hansen                3.31
7 Mal Bennett                 3.37
8 Rod Higgins                 5.00
9 David Searle                7.36
10 Andrew Remely              8.48
11 Uli Faul                   9.00
12 Shane Dawson              10.16
13 Wayde Margetts              DNF
 
Veteran Women
 
1 Janine Ridsdale          1.00.09
2 Trisha Garrett              2.43
3 Rachel Storey               8.56
 
Masters Men
 
1 Paul Lees                  55.04
2 Richard Davis               2.13
3 John Graydon                2.26
4 Trevor Jacobs               4.07
5 Wayne Johnson               5.43
6 Eric Kyprianou              7.09
2 Andrew Stephenson           7.15
3 Tony Nairn                  8.18
4 Geoff Chappell             10.16
5 David Blair                10.57
6 Paul Cole                  11.41
7 Russell Plaice             13.56
3 Alf Hoop                   15.06
4 Russell Baker              17.10
 
Masters Women
 
1 Adair Ferguson             43.38
2 Bev Anderson-Tranter        2.10
3 Teresa Kunaeva             12.52
 
Super Masters Men
 
1 Gunnar Bursell             45.31
2 Des Cannon                  5.11
 
Under 19 Men
 
1 Nick Webb                1.16.26
2 Matt Lawson                 7.30
 
Under 17 Men
 
1 Ben Henderson              57.43
 
Under 15 Men
 
1 Angus Harding              39.57
2 Zac Lasek                   5.08
3 John Campbell               8.12
4 Kieran Hoop                12.41
 
Novice Men
 
1 Tim Burgess                28.16
2 Brendan Jones               1.52
3 Carl Graydon               16.55
4 Davis Hopkins              22.03
 
Novice Women
 
1 Lisa Charles               34.03
2 Anne Barnett                1.24
3 Annette De La Rue           6.51
 

Australian results from the past week

Road
NSW Southern Division Road Championships
ACT championships
Illawarra CC
Murwillumbah Cycle Club
Randwick Botany Cycling Club
Carnegie Caulfield Criterium
      

Complete Australian results for 2002