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Queensland individual time trial championships
Toowoomba, June 17, 2006
One second the margin as "Sailor Jack" wins Queensland time trial championship by John Flynn
Nineteen year old Queensland University Club cyclist Jack Anderson added yet another page to an already bulging sporting resume today, when he snuck home by the narrowest possible margin to claim the title of Queensland Open Time Trial Champion.
More experienced at catching the breeze, having won State and National Titles in sailing, the emerging Queensland under 23 cyclist showed he was just as adept at cheating the breeze, as he stole the title from the Victor Broncos Club's Brendan O'Connell by the margin of just one second.
The win gave Anderson, the reigning Queensland Junior Road Race Champion, his first victory at State level in the senior ranks, with the promise of more to come.
"Hard , very hard day, the roads were really, really rough, it was really slow," Anderson said of the difficult conditions at Kingsthorpe, near Toowoomba.
"I started a bit fast and struggled a bit coming back in the head wind but I guess it went pretty much to plan. Been aiming for it all year actually."
Whether the skills Anderson learnt reading the breeze as a young sailor were of any advantage today was unclear, but the tricky cross winds / head winds on the undulating course of rough bitumen certainly weren't to the liking of several of his rivals.
When the final out and back times were tallied at the end of 37.2 kilometres, it was Anderson fastest in 47:58, O'Connell second on 47:59.
The gutsy cyclist from Brisbane's Victor-Broncos club, left to consider the if's for the next twelve months.
"Yeah that's pretty cruel isn't it, but I guess he was better on the day wasn't he - well congratulations to jack," a disappointed O'Connell said.
"You can only do what you do on the day; it was bloody hard hey, the wind was just brutal, once it turned around and started smacking you in the head it was pretty hard."
Anderson efforts, meantime, were all more impressive given the nineteen year old, racing as an under 23, was taking on the Elite Men for the first time at the State Titles.
"It's good to come out here with the elite guys here and beat them," Anderson said.
And of his future plans?
"I'd like to go overseas and do a bit of racing I guess."
With several of Queensland's Elite Women's cyclists unavailable due to international commitments, a field of just five riders lined up at the Queensland Championships
Unheralded Sunshine Coast cyclist Shara Gillow made the most of the opportunity to impress, but unlike the men's event the margin was anything but close. Gillow took 1:56 out of her next rival in her gold medal ride over twenty five kilometres, with Queensland University's Stephanie Jackson second and Hamilton Pine Rivers Melissa Anderson third.
Mmas 8/9 1 Anthony Bolter Hamilton Pine River Wheelers) 32.41 2 Ronald Young Hamilton Pine River Wheelers) 34.00 Wmas 3 1 Helen Griffiths C.A.T.S.) 31.05 2 Janine Parkin Gold Coast Goldstars C C) 34.18 3 Andrea Gormley Club Bikeline) 34.45 4 Lisa Drew Gold Coast Goldstars C C) 35.13 Wmas Combined 1 Elizabeth Randall Blackburn Cycling Club Inc) 33.13 2 Rhonda Craigie Grafton Cc) 33.31 3 Desrae Cameron Victor Broncos) 36.28 4 Vivien Brooks Toowoomba Cycling Club Inc.) 37.18 5 PatriciaWoods Club Bikeline) 37.36 DNS Deidre Rutherford Toowoomba Cycling Club Inc.) Mmas 7 1 Chass Matters Victor Broncos) 29.35 2 Mike Griffen C.A.T.S.) 31.03 3 Peter White Lifecycle Cycling Club) 31.57 4 Douglas Graham Club Bikeline) 33.16 5 Alain Potier Balmoral Cycle Club) 39.13 DNS Thomas Mccormick Hamilton Pine River Wheelers) Mmas 6 1 Roy Jelley Victor Broncos) 30.38 2 Jon Brooks Toowoomba Cycling Club Inc.) 33.58 DNS Graham Day Club Bikeline) DNS Arthur Puie Coral Isle Cyclists Inc.) Mmas 5 1 Peter Flynn Ffast Cycle Club) 30.46 2 Ray Davis Balmoral Cycle Club) 31.06 3 Paull Houston Ffast Cycle Club) 33.03 4 Derrick Parkins Hamilton Pine River Wheelers) 35.45 Mmas 4 1 Craig Taylor Ipswich C C) 29.08 2 Alberto Monte Rego Balmoral Cycle Club) 29.53 3 Colin Richards Ipswich C C) 31.13 4 DavidGillow Sunshine Coast Cc) 31.53 5 John Rafter Toowoomba Cycling Club Inc.) 32.04 6 Steven Henderson Balmoral Cycle Club) 32.36 7 Brian Collier Ffast Cycle Club) 33.56 8 JohnHamson Toowoomba Cycling Club Inc.) 34.18 9 Gerard O'brien Hamilton Pine River Wheelers) 34.48 10 Anthony Orton Balmoral Cycle Club) 35.51 11 Douglas Walker Toowoomba Cycling Club Inc.) 39.24 DNS Max Greer Hamilton Pine River Wheelers) Mmas 3 1 Victor Costa Victor Broncos) 27.53 2 Glenn Fordham Logan City Cycling Club) 28.29 3 William Ayres Hamilton Pine River Wheelers) 28.50 4 Daniel Mack Uni Cycle Club) 29.07 5 Steve Greig Uni Cycle Club) 29.48 6 Philip Muller Toowoomba Cycling Club Inc.) 30.07 7 David Costanzo Murwillumbah Cycle Club) 31.18 8 Tony Simonelli Victor Broncos) 31.19 9 Shane Poole Toowoomba Cycling Club Inc.) 32.17 10 GriffDavies (Ffast Cycling Club) 32.30 DNS Paul Bales Ffast Cycle Club) Mmas 2 1 Paul Barton Hamilton Pine River Wheelers) 28.25 2 Andrew Kelk Uni Cycle Club) 31.10 3 Darren Toyne Balmoral Cycle Club) 32.16 4 Scott Robinson Uni Cycle Club) 32.51 5 Michael O'donoghue Uni Cycle Club) 33.22 6 Myles Matthews Logan City Cycling Club) 34.08 7 John Flynn Hamilton Pine River Wheelers) 34.38 DNF Wayne Wilmott Victor Broncos) DNS Peter Gwynne C.A.T.S.) DNS Geoffrey Stieler Ipswich C C) DNS Timothy Goulding Uni Cycle Club) DNS David Alsop Balmoral Cycle Club) Elite Women 1 Shara Gillow Sunshine Coast Cc) 42.18 2 Stephanie Jackson Uni Cycle Club) 44.14 3 Melissa Anderson Hamilton Pine River Wheelers) 45.25 4 MiekeMeyer Ffast Cycle Club) 47.27 5 Danette Mclean Club Bikeline) 50.43 DNS Kate Porteous Rockhampton Cycle Club) DNS Anouska Edwards Rockhampton Cycle Club) DNS Jocelyn Loane Lifecycle Cycling Club) Elite Men 1 Jack Anderson Uni Cycle Club) 47.58 2 Brendan O'connell Victor Broncos) 47.59 3 Gavin Nicholls Ffast Cycle Club) 48.01 4 Kurt Dutton Victor Broncos) 50.16 5 Shem Guthrie Ffast Cycle Club) 50.20 6 Klayten Smith Clarence St Ccc) 50.25 7 Mark Ledgerwood Ipswich C C) 50.36 8 Peter Garrone Uni Cycle Club) 50.46 9 James Meyer Ffast Cycle Club) 53.15 10 Warren Forbes (Hamilton Pine River Wheelers) 53.42 11 Gary Land (Uni Cycle Club) 54.43 12 Sam Beck (Club Bikeline) 57.02 13 Niall Mcdonagh (Carnegie Caulfield Cc) DNS Adam Connelly (Balmoral Cycle Club)
Local results 2006