Contracts and Transfers- Enrico Zaina will leave Asics-CGA and will join the team of Brescialat-Liquigas as leading-rider.
Some Questions for Australian Cycling Officials
Australia's leading women's rider needs supportAnna Wilson who last week became www.cyclingnews.com's Australian Women's Rider of the Year by a street needs our support. She is going for the Australian Hour Record in Adelaide and has asked me to publicise the event. Here are the details.
Date 6th December 1997 Time 6.30pm Venue Adelaide, Velodrome
Several Victorians (Anna's home state) are trekking across the border to witness the event and give Anna support. I encourage anyone else from around Australia who has an interest in cycling to help support the event. Especially if you happen to be in Adelaide on that night, or if you are rich enough to fly (or have heaps of points!) or can drive to "exciting" Adelaide. Anna has told me that she would greatly appreciate any support you can offer.
As the Hour Record Attempt will be the first event of the night, I would particularly encourage anyone who has already planned to go to the night to get there as early as possible to help cheer her on. You may think that seeing someone going around and around a track is a bore, but just imagine how hard it would be to actually do it!!
A large crowd cheering Australia's premier wonem's rider on to take the Australian Hour record (which she is guarenteed as no record currently exists), the Commonwealth Record, and hopefully to take the World record off the best female cyclist ever, Jeane Longo would be worth being part of.
None of these aims is out of the realm of possibility and your support could just make the difference.
So be there or be .... whatever it is.
Stephen Pate wins the Windermere ClassicStephen Pate won the Windemere classic in a sprint finish with Robbie McEwen finishing third. The race was held in Dandenong and attracted a class field of local elite riders in a hour long criterium on a 2.5 km fast course. The racing was dominated by an early break of four riders headed by Robbie Tighlo and David McKenzie. It was only on the bell lap that the break was caught and the bunch sprint was easily won by the explosive Stephen Pate. Robbie McEwan was very quiet throughout the race.
International Trophy - Adelaide Superdrome, November 22, 1997
Event 1 - Junior u/17 Div 2 Heartstarter 2000m: 1. Judd Walker 3min 4.9sec 2. Katrina Smith 3. Bridget Saint Event 2. Womens Heartstarter 3000m: 1. Symeko Johinke 4min 32.1sec 2. Kerin Bates 3. Chelsey Zucker Event 3 Open Men Heartstarter 3000m: 1. Jobi Dajka 3mins 35.86 secs 2. Ben Lindsay 3. Gene Bates Event 4 International Trophy Round 1 - 5000m Scratch Race: 1. Brett Aitken 9mins 16.28 secs 2. Stuart O'Grady 3. Baden Cooke 4. Jay Sweet Event 5 Juniorr u/17 Div 1 Heartstarter 2500m: 1. Michael Smith 3mins 13.04 secs 2. Nick Graham 3. Glen Matulich Event 6 Open Keirin Round 1 2000m: 1. Shane Kelly last 200m time 12.08s 2. Gary Neiwand 3. Kane Selin Event 7 Womens Scratch Race 3500m: 1. Chelsey Zucker 4mins 42.5secs 2. Rochelle Gilmour 3. Katy Parker Event 8 International Trophy Round 2 - Elimination (Devil) 1. Stuart O'Grady 2. Baden Cooke 3. Michael Rodgers 4. Brett Aitken Event 9 Junior u/17 Div 2 Scratch Race 2500m 1. Judd Walker 2. Bridget Saint 3. Kirby Nugent Event 10 Open Men Scratch Race 3750m: 1. Ben Lindsay 4mins 30.29secs 2. Jobi Dajka 3. Russel VanHout First past the post Gene Bates - disqualified - passing on duckboard during sprint. Event 11 Open Keirin Round 2 2000m: 1. Shane Kelly last 2200m 11.09 2. Kane Selin 3. Ben Kerston Event 12 Junior u/17 Div1 Scratch Race 3500m: 1. Michael Smith 2. Nick Graham 3. Michael Dowling Event 13 International Trophy Round 3 Points Race 7500m (3 sprints) 1. Baden Cooke 11 points 2. Stuart O'Grady 8 points 3. Brett Aitken 7 points 4. Jay Sweet 3 points Event 14 Womens Keirin 2000m: 1. Katy Parker last 200m 13.17 2. Kerin Bates 3. Chelsey Zucker Event 15 Womens Scratch Race 3000m: 1. Joanne Robinson 3mins 56.83 secs 2. Rennae Chadwick 3. Rennae Heinrich Event 16 Opent Derby Heats 1 and 2 to Final, losers eliminated Heat1 1. Shane Kelly 11.03secs 2. Kane Selin eliminated Ben Kerston Heat 2 1. John Katakasi 11.32secs 2. G. White eliminated S. Hosking and M. Benjamin Event 17 Open 5km Scratch Race 5000m: 1. Brent Dawson 5mins 53.5secs 2. Michael Rodgers 3. G Brown Event 18 Open Derny Race 7500m: 1. Stuart O'Grady 5mins 53.5 (hard to believe)*** 2. Tim Lyons 3. Tim O'Shannessy (Only 4 starters) Event 19 Final Open Derby 11.177secs 1. John Katakasi 2. Kane Selin 3. Shane Kelly
*** My source tells me there was disappointment in the crowd with this race. Lap times were in the 18 secs order with O'Grady 1/2 lap down at 15 laps to go. Note Brad McGee rode 18 sec laps during his hour record. Only during the last 5 laps was any sort of pace achieved (14 secs) for the 250m track. The race looked to be fixed and should have advertised as an exhibition race in the program.