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Friday night winter track racing #10
Dunc Gray velodrome, Sydney - Friday, August 17, 2007
Last Friday was our annual Teams night which saw riders allocated in one of six teams that they would earn points for throughout the night. The teamís point-score after round 4 determined which position they would ride off for in the final round. The final round was the infamous Italian Pursuit where the top two teams rode off to determine the Teams night champions.
The eventual team results were
1. Team Green
The Green team was involved in a four way tussle for the lead throughout the night with Team Red, Team Purple and Team Orange. However it was the Green teamís dedication in the final round that secured the victory. Congratulations to all Team Green members for a fantastic unified effort.
In this race team Blue took the lead on the first lap and they continued to build on their advantage over the ensuing laps. The Blue team had built a massive lead and looked like they would ride this race out to victory however when Keith Oliver of Team Yellow got a sniff of the front the balance of power began to change as the gap began to narrow. By the time Glen Elton hit the front Yellow were in front for the first time of the race and John Deane made sure that Jackson Law (Blue) would see no glory tonight.
In this event Team orange were dominant in the early stages, it seemed they were a well drilled squad of professionals as they opened a huge lead over the opposing team purple. Than suddenly just when I thought the race was over a crack appeared in the orange strategy. The crack got bigger as a midfield rider began to struggle and a few laps later the crack became a gaping hole as the rider pulled out of the pace line. This effectively disqualified the team and they were only left with pride to race for. Team Purple to their credit rode a consistent race and came within a whisker of taking the out right victory. But in the end they were all happy to take the technical victory simply by following the rules.
For Victory Team Red Vís Green:
Red started well and almost caught the Green team after three laps however; the Green team fought back hard and clawed their way back into contention. After 6 laps the teams where level pegging. Green finally hit the front for the first time after 7 laps. From this point Green increased it leads to go into the final four riders with a significant lead. Despite having a dream team anchor of McMaster Gardiner, White and Roberts the Red team could only reduce the lead but not take the victory.
Junior Development Demonstration 1 Team Red 2 Team Green 3 Team Orange 4 Team Blue Junior Development Demonstration 1 Team Orange 2 Team Purple 3 Team Green 4 Team Yellow Round 1 Warm up scratch race Div 5 1 A. Cahir 2 Keiran Hogan 3 Alex Duyckers 4 Jason Baverstock Div 4 1 Wal Mullany 2 Ray Gorrell 3 kieran Heffernan 4 Emma Sprouster Div 3 A 1 Jeff Smith 2 Matt Worley 3 Jim Veal 4 Grahame Heap Div 2 1 Gary Mandy 2 Jim Brough 3 David Shuttleworth 4 Stephan Sanders Div 1 1 Scott Law 2 Grant Law 3 Gavin White 4 Mitchell Stock Round 2 No Race Round 3 Sprints Sprint Div 5 Heat 1 1 Ryan Bernasconi 2 Jason Baverstock 3 Bruce Richards Sprint Div 5 Heat 2 1 A. Cahir 2 Keiran Hogan Sprint Div 4 Heat 1 1 Brian Hopkins 2 Matt Hynes 3 Emma Sprouster 4 Tony Burke Sprint Div 4†heat 2 1 Kieren Heffenan 2 Jeff Vangel Floyd 3 Rob Parbery 4 Wall Mullany Sprint Div 4†heat 3 1 Manny Cachia 2 Alistair McCausland 3 Ray Gorrell 4 Alex Duychers Sprint Div3†heat1 1 Garth McInerny 2 Jeff Smith 3 Graeme Heap 4 Huw Morgan Sprint Div 3 Heat 2 1 Matt Worley 2 Tom Harvey 3 Chris Timson 4 Michael Docker Sprint Div 3†heat 3 1 Matt Guggispere 2 Daniel Moit 3 Grahame Tiereny 4 Simon Walsh Sprint Div 2 Heat 1 1 Tirian Mcmanus 2 Andrew Herlihan 3 Ben Harvey 4 Neil Liefles Sprint Div 2†heat 2 1 Garry Mandy 2 113 3 Adriano Maradini 4 Alex Tomlinson Sprint Div 2†heat 3 4 David Shuttleworth 1 Kieth Oliver 2 David McMaster 3 Stephan Sanders Sprint Div 1 Heat 1 1 Jackson Law 2 Mitchell Stock 3 Simon llewellyn 4 Scott Law Sprint Div 1†heat 2 1 Jason Roberts 2 Geoff Hopkins 3 Glen Elton 4 Stuart Lane Sprint Div 1 heat 3 1 Grant Law 2 David Browne 3 Gavin White 4 John Deane Round 4 Handicap Div 5 1 Ryan Bernasconi 2 Bruce Richards 3 A Cahir 4 Keirin Hogan Winners Race Div 4 1 Alex Duychers 2 David Ruffers 3 Jeff Vaugn-Floyd 4 Emma Sprouster Div3 1 Michael Docker 2 Huw Morgan 3 Matt guggispare 4 Matt Worley Div 2 1 Tirian Macmanus 2 Gary Mandy 3 Kieth Oliver 4 Jim Brough Div 1 1 Scott Law 2 Mitchelle Stock 3 Jason Roberts 4 Grant Law Div 5 1 lap screamer 1 Ryan Bernasconi 2 A Cahir 3 Keirin Hogan Round 5 Italian 1 Team Green 2 Team Red 3 Team Purple 4 Team Orange 5 Team Yellow 6 Team Blue