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Results and Reports for April 13-14, 2002


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

Central Coast CC
Latrobe CC
Balmoral CC

Bundaberg Amateur CC
Central Coast CC

Launceston MBC

ACT BMX Champs

Canberra Off-Road Cyclists Summer Series XC Race 4

Canberra, April 14, 2002

By Russell Baker
Saturday was a typical, glorious Canberra autumn day with 25 degrees, brilliant sunshine and a light breeze to cool the riders as they flew between the pine trees. The new trackwork on the northwest side of Mount Stromlo was very fast and firm, with plenty of opportunity to show off climbing, descending and cornering skills. Unfortunately for 75 soggy mountain bike riders.

The rain set in overnight and with thoughts of "not the 24 hour again" in the back of their minds, the volunteers and race staff arrived at 8 o'clock on Sunday morning to find 10cm of water flowing through the area selected for the start and continuing down the fire trail which made up the last 200m of the race loop. The rain eased off as the start drew near and the Senior Men and Sport A Men got off at 9:30 in a fine drizzle. Brent Miller led out Dylan Cooper in the Senior Men and looked about to repeat his winning form of the previous races until a slow rear puncture gave Dylan the opportunity to pass on the last lap and take the category by 45 seconds. Shane Paton came in third.

It was a similar story for the Senior Women with Nicole Fisher leading out Jackqui Clynes only to see Jackqui overtake in the third lap to finish 52 seconds in front. The Sport A Men and Veteran Men also provided close finishes with Daniel Schlage getting home 19 seconds ahead of Ira Cooke and Mal Bennett holding off Paul Brodie by 13 seconds.

On the positive side of the rain, the new tracks are now bedding in well, and with the incineration of many of the tracks around Dairy Farmers hill in Stromlo Forest over Christmas, they are getting a lot of recreational riding as well. There were few really wet sections and only a short section of single track after the start was made up of the really tyre-sucking mud.

It was great to see several groups of spectators out on the race course, always ready to offer some constructive criticism of riding technique. We also had lots of first time CORC riders and a special thanks to Luis for both running the skills session on the course on Saturday and for having a bag full of CORC membership forms to trap the unwary recreational cyclists - and now CORC members. Thanks to Paul Cole for setting another great course, and to Tony Scott for doing the timing so Russ could get back on the bike.

The final race of the series will be at Majura Pines on 12 May, 2002.


Senior Men
1 Dylan Cooper                               1.51.27 (18.96km/h)
2 Brent Miller                                  0.45
3 Shane Paton                                   6.00
4 Paul Burbidge-Smith                          12.13
5 Martin Mullin                                15.51
Sport A Men
1 Daniel Schlage                             1.40.33 (17.51km/h)
2 Ira Cooke                                     0.19
3 Michael Johnson                               1.06
4 Paul Eccleston                                1.33
5 Mark Brittle                                  4.04
6 Benjamin O'Keeffe                             9.50
7 Andrew Crisp                                  9.51
8 Matt O’Rourke                                11.20
9 Scotty Preston                               12.38
Sport B Men
1 Andrew Remely                              1.04.25 (16.40km/h)
2 Leslie Ridsdale                               1.29
3 Adam McGrath                                  1.41
4 Eric Fisher                                   2.31
5 Shane Dawson                                  3.00
6 Luke Laffan                                   5.01
7 Ian Donlan                                   10.15
8 Mark Eccleston                               10.34
9 Craig Bycroft                                10.40
10 Stephen Rowley                              11.34
11 Ian Robertson                               13.44
12 Chris Kubler                                14.39
13 Cameron Mann                                14.45
Sport C Men
1 Scott Peddle                                 50.00 (14.09km/h)
2 Jonathan Nettle                               2.25
3 Rick Dew                                      2.27
4 Matthew Richards                              3.12
5 Mark Young                                    3.41
6 Craig Lindenmayer                             5.49
7 Damian Woollcombe                             6.40
8 James Andrews                                 7.21
9 David Johnson                                10.24
10 Tim Gibson                                  16.21
Dnf Mark McConnell
Veteran Men
1 Mal Bennett                                1.22.48 (17.01km/h)
2 Paul Brodie                                   0.13
3 Wayde Margetts                                2.42
4 Duncan Watt                                   4.05
Dnf David Thomas
Masters Men
1 John Graydon                               1.03.24 (16.67km/h)
2 Wayne Johnson                                 2.43
3 Pat Pavlich                                   5.57
4 Phil Hopkins                                  7.38
5 Dean Kozlik                                   9.37
6 Russell Baker                                 9.44
7 Brendan Cranney                               9.48
8 David Sutton                                 10.20
9 Darryl Cram                                  22.33
Super Masters Men
1 Paul Cole                                    48.57 (14.39km/h)
2 Des Cannon                                    8.12
Under 19 Men
1 Nick Webb                                  1.22.55 (16.99km/h)
2 Ben Henderson                                24.44
Under 17 Men
1 Joseph Cram                                1.07.03 (15.76km/h)
2 Tim Liston                                    3.40
Under 15 Men
1 Luke Graydon                                 50.07 (14.06km/h)
2 Jackson Roberts                               2.51
3 Zac Lasek                                     3.20
4 John Campbell                                 6.34
5 Robert Dood                                  13.56
Novice Men
1 Beau Lloyd                                   29.24 (13.51km/h)
2 Ben Schroeter                                 1.33
3 Carl Graydon                                 10.07
Senior Women
1 Jackqui Clynes                             1.42.07 (13.80km/h)
2 Nicole Fisher                                 0.52
Sport B Women
1 Gemma McLoughlin                             48.49 (14.43km/h)
2 Gail Sutton                                   4.17
3 Louise Flaherty                               7.05
4 Claire Graydon                                7.19
5 Louise Foulkes                                7.30
Novice Women
1 Annabel Alexander                            29.45 (13.35km/h)
2 Jo Borrman                                    8.26

Australian results from the past week

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

Complete Australian results for 2002