Results and Reports for January 20-21, 2001


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Interflora Cape Classic
Gold Coast CATS CC Criterium
Carnegie-Caulfield CC Criterium
Ulladulla Games Cycle Classic
Randwick Botany CC Criterium
Manly Warringah Cycling Club
Seven Hills Criteriums
St Kilda CC Weekly Summer Criterium

Interflora Cape Classic

Dunsborough, WA, January 20-21, 2001

Furious racing in classic

Outstanding young Perth rider Chris Fury continued his fine form from the Sydney Youth Olympic Festival, to win the inaugural $7500 Interflora Cape Classic at Dunsborough.

After breaking away from the bunch with three laps remaining, Interflora WA team rider, Fury held on in a punishing sprint finish to win by a length from Australian representative Brodie Cullen (WAIS). Third was Daniel Trinne (Glen Parker), with Australian Criterium Championship silver medallist Eddie Hollands (Glenn Parker) winning the bunch sprint to finish fourth after being a prime mover throughout.

Fury was set up for a win by strong tactical riding by his Interflora WA team mates, Michael Coolican, Chris Teede and Mitch Evans in their first start back in WA after competing in the Sydney Olympics Youth Festival during the week.

Furious racing throughout saw Matt Togilini (Cyclemania) come to grief, when he misjudged his speed at the Caltex roundabout. Matt showed tremendous courage to rejoin the field for a further 5 laps before withdrawing in agony and was taken by ambulance to Busselton Hospital where x-rays confirmed that he had shattered the bones in his wrist.

First to finish of the locals was Chris Thompson from the Bunbury club, while the winner of the Gallery Hanna Ladies Plate was Annabelle Drew (Vellobelles). International riders Tim de Jong (Belgium) and Oliver Hall (New Zealand) rding without a team, found the pace too hot and finished in the middle of the bunch.

The Professionals Dunsborough Sprint King award was shared by Tyson Lawrence (WAIS), who attacked from the start, and Daniel Mackey (Bicycle Entrepreneur)

A large crowd were treated to an outstanding display of aggressive riding by all grades and the unique abilities of dual world champion Nicky Armstrong who blew the field apart to win the Radisson Resort State Penny Farthing Championship, after leading from go to whoa.

The Busselton Toyota lead car was kept busy in Sunday's 55kms road race, assisting many riders on the punishing hills course. Sponsored by Caves House, the main race was won by Daniel Trinne (Glenn Parker) in a driving finish from former Australian Road Champion Daniel Mackey (Bicycle Entrepreneur) and Rhys Sherbourne (Bikeforce Morley)

After months of negotiations with the Busselton Shire Council, WA Cycling Federation representative, Phil Hopkins, was thrilled by the success of the event and said that he was extremely pleased by the response of the 63 cyclists who travelled to the town to support the Classic.

"A late flurry of sponsorship by the local business community boosted cash and prizes to over the $7500 mark, making this event one of biggest on the local cycling calendar" said local resident Hopkins, "if we can continue to build the Classic, then we will no doubt attract the European riders who travel to Australia in their off season. The success of the Tour Down Under in South Australia, and the Perth Criterium Series has proven this."


Interflora Cape Classic

1 Chris Fury (Interflora WA)
2 Brodie Cullen (WAIS)
3 Daniel Trinne (Glen Parker)
4 Eddie Hollands (Glenn Parker) 

Sprint King 

1 Tyson Lawrence (WAIS)
1 Daniel Mackey (Bicycle Entrepreneur) 


1 Annabelle Drew (Vellobelles)

State Penny Farthing Championship

1 Nicky Armstrong

Road Race - 55 km

1 Daniel Trinne (Glenn Parker)
2 Daniel Mackey (Bicycle Entrepreneur) 
3 Rhys Sherbourne (Bikeforce Morley)

Courtesy of Phill Hopkins

Gold Coast CATS CC Criterium

Burleigh, Qld, January 21, 2001

It was back to normal on the Gold Coast this week, with our European based riders and the European visitors back in the chilly northern hemisphere, and the fields made up of a sprinkling of riders from Brisbane and the rest from the Coast. Only 10 months before McEwen, Phillips, Gates and Co. are back to provide us with some more inspiration!

All grades were relatively sedate this week with very few breaks, and those that did establish themselves lasted for no more than a couple of laps. Thus bunch sprints were the order of the day, with Mark Laspina taking out A Grade from regular placegetters Jon Cantwell, Stuart Monk and Riki Lanyon. Up and coming Under 17 rider Brad Payne was too smart and fast in B Grade, Anthony Johnson took out C Grade, while the cagey veteran Stan James beat the field in the D Grade sprint.


A Grade - 60 minutes + 3 laps
1 Mark Laspina
2 Jon Cantwell
3 Stuart Monk
4 Riki Lanyon

B Grade - 50 minutes + 3 laps
1 Brad Payne
2 Dean McMahon
3 Shane Seip
4 John Schaab

C Grade -  40 minutes + 3 laps
1 Anthony Johnson
2 David Sheppard
3 Stuart Smith
4 Peter Spencer

D Grade - 30 minutes + 3 laps
1 Stan James
2 Archie Davis
3 Len Hering
4 Greg Aroney

1st lady: Carrie Smith

Courtesy of Geoff Frost

Carnegie-Caulfield CC Criterium

Glenvale Crescent, Mulgrave, Vic, January 21, 2001

A cool day with early overcast met the 184 riders that assembled at Mulgrave for the Sunday crit. As the cloud burnt off the temperature rose into the mid-twenties and the action was hot.

A grade took to each other with a vengeance, repeated attacks coming to nothing until a solid group of seven formed late in the race. The sprint came from the break, some 60 metres ahead of the bunch, with noted local sprint star Hilton Clarke jnr (Look) crossing ahead of Michael Gill (Terry Hammond Cycles), Warren Knevitt (O'Mara Cycles) and James Taylor (Ashburton Cycles). Clarke has signed a deal with US team "Net Zero" and is off to the United States March 1st.

The vast, 75 strong B grade bunch allowed a group to dangle for a large part of their race, gobbling them up in the second last lap. Geoff Whiter took the resulting field sprint from Colin Barnard, Luke French and Damon DeAngelos. The race was marred by a fall some five minutes before the finish, involving superstar triathlete Emma Carney. In her first criterium, Carney fell over the top of a spill ahead of her, landing heavily on her lower back. After a quick check by Melbourne's Ambulance Service she set of to recover ahead of two big triathlon events in the next week or two.

Justin Davies won the C Grade race in a field sprint involving most of the 38 starters. High tempo kept the attacks short-lived with Davies too quick in the end for Chris Byrne, Ben Jones and Chris Garrard.

D grade's pace was also fairly high, the 25 participants rapidly reduced to about 15-18 once the attacking started. Lined out for much of the time, the bunch finished well with Bryn Coults holding off Mahie Perera's best efforts on the line. Young Keiren Murphy put his new Giant ONCE replica to good use taking third on tiny gears with Rob McLellan fourth.

7 in E grade's nursery, eager kids learning the ropes under the care of Mick Hollingworth. The day went to Sean Burke with Mitch Peart second from Amy Philips and Brendan Groenendyk.


A Grade 39 Starters - 1 hour + 3 laps
1 Hilton Clarke jnr (Look) 
2 Michael Gill (Terry Hammond Cycles) 
3 Warren Knevitt (O'Mara Cycles) 
4 James Taylor (Ashburton Cycles) 

B Grade 75 Starters - 1 hour + 3 laps 
1 Geoff Whiter
2 Colin Barnard
3 Luke French
4 Damon DeAngelos

C Grade 38 Starters - 45 minutes + 3 laps
1 Justin Davies
2 Chris Byrne
3 Ben Jones
4 Chris Garrard

D Grade 25 Starters - 45 minutes + 3 laps
1 Bryn Coults
2 Mahie Perera
3 Keiren Murphy
4 Rob McLellan

E Grade 7 Starters - 30 minutes + 3 laps
1 Sean Burke
2 Mitch Peart
3 Amy Philips
4 Brendan Groenendyk

Courtesy of Mark Chadwick

Ulladulla Games Cycle Classic

Ulladulla, NSW, January 20-21, 2000

State Champion wins at the Cycle Classic at Ulladulla

This years Ulladulla Summer Games began on Sunday with two cycle classic races. Local cyclist joined with cyclists from Eurobodalla region, Wollongong and the Central Coast. Both the Ulladulla and the Milton 37km road race A grade division was won by the current State Road champion Phillip Thaux from the Central Coast.

Over 60 cyclists took part in the races on Sunday some from the Illawarra Institute of Sport at Wollongong. The morning started with a timed raced and sprint to the finish at Rotary Park and Crescent Street Ulladulla, watched by many spectators and interested residents. In the afternoon the cyclists raced along Croobyar and Woodstock roads for 37kms some reaching speeds of 75km per hour on the return route.

Other place getters included local residents Luke Dale, Brett Townsend, Nick Smee and Alan Townsend. Plans will be placed this year for a State open Cycling Classic to be held as part of the 2002 Ulladulla Summer Games. The Summer Games would like to thank Alan Dale and Nick Smee for organising this year's Cycle Classic


Rotary Park Race - 45 mins

A Grade
1 Phillip Thuaux (Central Coast)
2 Chris Brown (Wollongong)
3 Luke Dale (Ulladulla)

B Grade
1 Brett Townsend (Ulladulla)
2 Gary Paerson (Moruya)
3 Nick Smee (Ulladulla)

C Grade
1 Alan Townsend (Ulladulla)
2 Gail Johnson (Moruya)
3 Daryl Smith (Moruya)

Milton Road Race - 37 km

A Grade
1 Phillip Thuaux (Central Coast)
2 Guy Mathiske (Illawarra)
3 Chris Brown (Wollongong)

B Grade
1 Graham Marsh (Eurobodalla)
2 Malcolm Brown (Huskisson)
3 Daryl Smith (Moruya)

Courtesy of South Coast Promotions

Randwick Botany CC Criterium

Heffron Park, Maroubra, NSW, January 20, 2001

A Grade 36km
1 R. Mackay
2 A. Seales
3 D. Gowty

B Grade 36km
1 K. Johnson
2 P. Lynch
3 C. Hammerson

C Grade 30km
1 J. Brenton
2 F. Conceicao
3 P. Kauter

D Grade 20km
1 P. Green
2 P. Malzard
3 P. Craig

E Grade 16km
1 I. Potente
2 K. Aitchison
3 A. Aitchison


U13 - 8km
1 L. Davison
2 M. Ballesty
3 M. Gueniev

U11 - 6km
1 E. Daughty
2 A. Maradini

2km Time Trial
1 R. Cater		3.09
2 C. Jenkins		3.14
3 K. Aitchison		3.44

Courtesy of Tony Horneman

Manly Warringah Cycling Club

Brookvale, January 21, 2001.


A Grade
Garry Chapman
Duncan Crosby
Todd Sinclair
B Grade
Michael Moait
Mark Stoneham
David Pegley
C Grade
Nick Kirshner
Ross Chaffer
John Yeomans
D Grade
Suzy Jackson
Jade Kiang
Chris Dawe

Seven Hills Criteriums

Seven Hills, NSW, January 20, 2000


A Grade

1 Tom Brook
2 Kevin Berkley
3 Ryan Toby

B Grade
1 D Williams
2 Arthur Driver
3 D Arenas

C Grade
1 Trevor Wait
2 T Loprete
3 Russell McKinnon

1 Natalie Bates
2 Jen Manefield
3 Caroline Smale

Courtesy of Michael Meryment

St Kilda CC Weekly Summer Criterium

St Kilda, Melbourne, January 20, 2000


A Grade
1 Steve Dew
2 Mark Howard
3 Tomasz Pietkiewicz

B Grade
1 Dean Langenberg
2 Tim Metherall
3 Steve Powers