Results and Reports for December 2-3


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Seven Hills Criterium #2
Western Sydney MTB Club XC
Carnegie-Caulfield Cycling Club Criterium
Marconi CC Criterium
Marconi CC Kermesse
Oxford Falls MTB Poker race
Cycle Instead Criterium Series - Round 1

Seven Hills Criterium - Round 2

Paramatta, NSW, December 3, 2000


A Grade

Matt Smithson
Ryan Toby
Nathan Blackman

B Grade

Kevin Young
Andrew Love
Keith Oliver

Courtesy of Michael Meryment

Western Sydney MTB Club XC

Yellowmundi, NSW, December 3, 2000


B grade
1 Ryan Madden             1:09:13
2 Brett Smith                2:46
3 Andrew Jovaisa             4:46
4 Steve Gibbs                5:41
5 Tim Callaghan              6:28
6 Steve Podmore              8:15
7 Chris Clarke               at 1 lap
8 Steve Nightingale          at 2 laps
C grade
1 Colin McLaughlin          50:23
2 Peter Haywood              0:42
3 Darren Adam                3:59
4 Shane Madden              12:14
5 Sean Warren               18:20
6 Jonathan Roson            18:43
7 Matt Granfield            20:32
1 Shaun Ezzy                15:31
2 David Zeko                 2:34
3 John Gordon                2:51
4 Chris Uebergang            3:04
5 Justin Morris              3:13
6 Raphael Muller             4:05
7 Eden Humphrys              4:23
8 William Pipper             4:28
1 Seaton Humphrys               14:21

Carnegie-Caulfield Cycling Club Criterium

Glenvale Crescent, Mulgrave, Vic, December 2, 2000


Another top field of 187 on a fine Sunday in Melbourne, the presence of national team women adding to the challenges facing the local girls.

A grade seemed to have learned from last weeks lapping, Simon Gerrans (SBR/VIS) at it again up the road with Cameron Carlisle (Fitzroy Cycles) and Graham Carlson (Giramondo). No lap taken this week though, attempts to bridge came from all quarters. It was to be a larger group for the finale as six or eight made it across to the escapees in the latter half of the race. Noted Scapin abuser Robert Wilson (Beasley/Scapin) finished off the race easing up having bolted through the last corner like the big track sprinter he is with James Taylor (Ashburton Cycles) in his wake. Dean Johnstone took third ahead of Gerrans who is looking forward to taking delivery of a new De Rosa when he returns from this week’s VIS camp in Glenmaggie.

Thee away in B grade, they went early and never looked under threat. It seems many in the vast, 76 rider, bunch were unaware of the trio’s escape. A hard core of chasing riders formed around Tokyo Olympian Mick Hollingworth and made an attempt at bridging. The balance of the bunch seemed content to keep the chasers in range thinking that was the front of the race! Many of Australia’s best female riders were present in the B grade race, Tadich, Williams, Scrymegour, DeMarte, Mactier and others including 26yo Canadian MTB racer Anne Yew (Trek/VW) from Alberta who rode both C and the later B grade race contributing to both. The escapees stayed away, finishing first Peter Barnett from Chris Bourke and Matt Coulston with Rod Bilke winning the field sprint for fourth.

Last week’s fourth place Simon Walker took the top placing in C grade today in a tight sprint against track heavyweight Justin Dovaston who put everything he had into the final metres. Katrina Purcell capitalized on her excellent recent track form to take third leading in Brendan Gaffey.

D grade saw Boyd Friis also step up from fourth last week to win the sprint with at least six riders still in contention at ten metres to go. Mark Kinzett got the nod for second ahead of the eternally third peter Calveros and Jonas Lesouef.

The kids in E grade again picked up valuable tips from their supervising riders before getting into the business end of their race. Peter Johnstone winning from Mick Downing, Amy Philips and Sherie Woods.


A grade 41 starters 1 hour + 3 laps
1 Robert Wilson (Beasley/Scapin) 
2 James Taylor (Ashburton Cycles) 
3 Dean Johnstone 
4 Simon Gerrans (SBR/VIS) 
B grade 76 starters 1 hour + 3 laps 
1 Peter Barnett
2 Chris Bourke 
3 Matt Coulston
4 Rod Bilke
C grade 42 starters 45 minutes + 3 laps
1 Simon Walker
2 Justin Dovaston
3 Katrina Purcell
4 Brendan Gaffey
D grade 22 starters 45 minutes + 3 laps
1 Boyd Friis
2 Mark Kinzett
3 Peter Calveros
4 Jonas Lesouef
E grade 7 starters 30 minutes + 3 laps
1 Peter Johnstone
2 Mick Downing
3 Amy Phillips
4 Sherie Woods


Marconi CC Criterium

Smithfield, Sydney, NSW, December 2, 2000


A Grade 23 starters
1 Nathan Blackman (Parramatta)
2 Nash Kent (Northern Suburbs)
3 Nelson Duran (Penrith) 
4 Matt Cochrane (Penrith) 
5 Adam Flanagan 
B Grade 19 starters
1 Graeme Dippel (Penrith)
2 Greg Deale (Marconi) 
3 Matthew Hooker (Marconi) 
4 Joe Lettl (Penrith) 
C Grade 10 starters
1 Warren Toombs (Marconi) 
2 Jesse Mathey (Marconi) 
3 Tim Kingston (Marconi) 
D Grade 17 starters
1 Craig Leckie (Parramatta) 
2 Maurice Moro (Hunter Districts)
3 Angelo Cignarella (Marconi) 
4 Alec Lazich

Marconi CC Kermesse

Wetherill Park, Sydney, NSW, November 28, 2000


A Grade 10 starters
1 Fernando Duran (Penrith) 
2 Nelson Duran (Penrith) 
3 Chris Morandin (Marconi) 
B Grade 19 starters
1 Jason Lindsay (Penrith) 
2 Ian Jennings 
3 Walter Machado (Penrith) 
4 Graeme Dippel (Penrith) 
C Grade 17 starters
1 Paul Berkeley (Parramatta) 
2 Bob Hines (Marconi) 
3 Anthony Machado (Marconi) 
4 Phil McManus 
D Grade 21 starters
1 Dominic Caravello (Caravello's)
2 Steve Williams  
3 Angelo Cignarella (Marconi) 
4 Craig Leckie (Parramatta) 
5 Glenn Gorman (Marconi)
Courtesy of Brad Hooker



Oxford Falls MTB Poker race

Sydney, NSW, December 3, 2000

Manly Warringah Cycling Club had 35 riders contesting the Bike Addiction Poker Race.

The format was a mass start then for three hours each completed lap earns a playing card registered against the rider's name. Between laps, chores such as mechanicals, bike swapping, nutrition,and band aids, take place. The Manly MTB Oxford Falls course is normally raced over 7 laps. Today with the poker format most riders completed 10 to 16 laps in hot and humid conditions.


1 A Lejins        14 laps      
2 T Kerle         16  
3 D Williams      16 
1 A Macay         6 laps 
2 A Avila         6 

Courtesy of Peter McNamara

Cycle Instead Criterium Series - Round 1

Armadale, WA, December 2, 2000

Race One of the 2000 Perth Cycle Instead Criterium Series was held in Armadale, a southern suburb of Perth. An elite field of Australian and international riders, headed by Stuart O'Grady were led into line for the Colli Classic Criterium to the sounds of the Rockingham Scottish band.

Eventual winner, Western Australian rider Eddy Hollands, was quietly confident before the race and rightfully so. He established himself in a breakaway group early on that included last year's Colli Classic winner, Scott Suckling. The lead group looked in good form and on each passing lap marginally increasing their lead over the rest of the field.

With fifteen minutes to go, it looked as if this breakaway group, Hollands, McPharland, Suckling, would lap the main peloton. The breakaways were averaging 50km/hr as they raced around the Armadale circuit and had upped their advantage to 50 seconds over the peloton.

Not wanting to be lapped, Hilton McMurdo and Stuart O'Grady put the pressure on, attacking the peloton. McMurdo put in a strong performance to reel in a two man chase group of West Australian Peter Dawson and Victorian Hilton Clarke.

With only minutes to go Chief Commissaire Glen Vigor instructed the main bunch off the circuit to allow for a clean sprint finish by the breakaways and the chase group, 6 riders in all. The bunch sprint was won by Baden Cooke.

Hollands a current Australian Track Champion, was too strong with a lap and a half to go he attacked, finishing first. Victorian rider David McPartland came in second, and Scott Suckling finished in third place.

The second race in the 2000 Perth Cycle Instead Criterium Series will be held in Leederville on Wednesday December 6 at 7:30pm.


1 Eddy Hollands (Glen Parker Cycles)
2 David McPartland (Caravello)
3 Scott Suckling (Bike Force Morley)
4 Hilton McMurdo (Glen Parker Cycles)
5 Hilton Clarke (96FM)
6 Peter Dawson (Old Papas)

Sprint King
1 Eddy Hollands (Glen Parker Cycles)
2 David McPartland (Caravello)
3 Scott Suckling (Bike Force Morley)