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2005 Queensland Elite Track Championships - NE
Rockhampton, Australia, January 14, 2005
Day 5 - Day 1, Rockhampton Cup on Wheels
Queensland State Championships Elite Men's Keirin
In the hot Rockhampton afternoon sun, the U19 and elite men took to the track to contest one of the few remaining Qld State Championship events still left to race, the infamous keirin.
Four heats of Elite Men riders raced with the favourites, all making it through to the semi finals: Ryan Bayley, Shaun Hopkins, Sean Eadie and local favourites Grant Irwin, Damian Harris and Kangaroo Point's Daniel Rynne. With the field narrowed to two quality semi final fields, Bayley and Eadie continued to dominate, winning their semi finals and advancing to the final, along with Hopkins, Rynne, Irwin and CATS Bradley Payne. The final was every bit as exciting as expected and an enthusiastic crowd swarmed to the fence to witness the Olympic Keirin Champion Ryan Bayley do his thing. The race rolled off, without too much tussle early on, culminating in a bolt for the line from the 200m mark. Irwin moved out from second wheel as the pack exited the bend, powering away with Bayley alongside him. Irwin held Bayley to take the win.
Queensland State Championships U19 Men's Keirin
Three strong heats of U19 men took to the track early in the day's proceedings to contest the Keirin Championship of Queensland.
Todd Dawson (CATS), Ben Simonelli (Broncos) and Joel Davis (Kangaroo Point) took out the heats, qualifying comfortably for the semi finals. Local Rockhampton cyclists Tyler Wright, Mostyn Armstrong, Jack Rassie and Neil Teichmann all made the top four in the heats and moved through to the semis. Simonelli continued to show his dominance from the week's racing, taking out Semi Final two, and setting up a semi final showdown with a hint of southern dominance. In a hard fought final, Simonelli came out the victor, ahead of Davis and Bateson in a final 200m time of 11.72 seconds. Simonelli has been the dominant sprinter at this year's State Championships, taking out numerous State medals, including the U19 men's sprint title earlier in the week.
One Lap Dash Invitational
There's nothing more exciting than to watch a cyclist wind up their bike behind a motor pacer and see how fast they can humanly ride one lap of the velodrome. The One Lap Dash Invitational did not disappoint with five of the CQU Rocky Cup's quickest men taking to the velodrome to see who could fly the fastest. Queensland U19 1000m Time Trial Champion Jeremy Hogg was first cab off the rank, and rode a very credible 19.26 seconds. Hoppy rolled off next and came in slightly slower than Hogg with 19.39seconds. Sean "Big Man" Eadie was next, and he flew out from behind the motorbike, powering all the way to the finish line to register 18.70 seconds, the first to break 19 seconds!
Of course, a one lap dash wouldn't be complete without the dual Olympic Gold Medalist and CQU Rocky Cup special guest Ryan Bayley. Bayley wound up his bike behind the motorbike and flew down the bank, showing incredible speed and strength, crossing the line in 18.12 seconds. The weight of the home crowd then fell onto Grant Irwin, Rockhampton Cycling Club's latest hero; Queensland Elite Mens 1000m Time Trial Champion and fresh from his Queensland Keirin Gold Medal, full of confidence after defeating Bayley in the final earlier in the evening.
Irwin gave it everything as he accelerated off the motorbike to the cheers of a strong Rockhampton crowd, crossing the line in 18.66 seconds, 0.54 seconds shy of Flyin' Ryan's mark.
Women's 25km Points Race Championship of Queensland
A small field of elite women took part in the Queensland Women's 25km point race Championship in what turned out to be a gruelling race, requiring great physical and mental fitness to endure the entire event.
Rockhampton's Alex Bright put in a gutsy effort in the early part of the race, contesting numerous sprints and getting onto the leader board. However, the race began to take its toll on the sprinter, who found herself dropped from the bunch, only to get back on and contest the next sprint, but failing to remain with the bunch for the remainder of the race. Hamilton Pine River's Anna Jones-Perrin began to stamp her authority on the event as did Rockhampton's Anouska Edwards, who fought each other for the points. Bright continued to ride the race, attempting to ride an even tempo to hold onto the points she had accumulated early in the race. However, she couldn't hold on and was lapped by the field, only to lose her points and her place for a medal. The final result saw an exhausted four women finish, with Jones-Perrin taking the gold medal ahead of Edwards and Lifecycle's Wendy Habermann
U/19 Mens Kieren Championship Of Queensland Final 1 Ben Simonelli 2 Joel Davis 3 Kyle Bateson 4 Hayden Joserfski Elite Mens Kieren Championship Of Queensland Final 1 Grant Irwin 2 Ryan Bailey 3 Bradley Payne U/17 Men B Grade 10 Lap Scratch 1 Craig Seage 2 Kai Zanchetta 3 Steele Tucker 4 Damien Philip U/17 Men A Grade 10 Lap Scratch 1 Brian Davis 2 Joshua Edwards 3 Joel Lewis 4 Lachlan Plane U/17 Women 10 Lap Scratch 1 Phillippa Hindmarsh 2 Courtney Le Lay 3 Sarah Edwards 4 Zoe Appel U/19 Men 1000M Handicap 1 Tyler Wright 2 Neil Techmann 3 Scott Cuckson 4 Francis Ransley Mens B/C Grade 1000M Handicap 1 Leo Priest 2 Paul Bathersby 3 Timothy Stockwell 4 Troy Archer Mens A Grade 1000M Handicap 1 Peter Fitzpatrick 2 Mario Mazza 3 Jason Corset 4 Ryan Bailey Masters A Grade Elimination 1 Byron Tucker 2 Gerard O'connell 3 Gavin Hopes 4 Arch Davis Masters B Grade Elimination 1 David Weir 2 Jeff Smith 3 Ronald Hickson 4 Ken Crawford U/11 Combined 2 Lap Handicap 1 Matthew Ross 2 Clayton Plane 3 Shaun Mcgoldrick 4 Emma Louise Teichmann U/13 Combined 2 Lap Handicap 1 Kelly Smith 2 Alexandra O'dea 3 Holly Dellow 4 Melanie Plane Combined Women 1000M Handicap 1 Chloe Macpherson 2 Anna Meares 3 Quinn Cramer 4 Lizzi Clements U/19 Men Kieren Championship Of Queensland Heat 1 1 Todd Dawson 2 Jeremy Hogg 3 Tyler Wright 4 Moston Armstrong Heat 2 1 Ben Simonelli 2 William Draffen 3 Kyle Bateson 4 Francis Ransley Heat 3 1 Joel Davis 2 Hayden Josefski 3 Jack Rassie 4 Neil Teichmann U/19Men Kieren Championship Of Queensland Heat 1 1 Todd Dawson 2 Jeremy Hogg 3 Tyler Wright 4 Moston Armstrong Heat 2 1 Ben Simonelli 2 William Draffen 3 Kyle Bateson 4 Francis Ransley Heat 3 1 Joel Davis 2 Hayden Josefski 3 Jack Rassie 4 Neil Teichmann U/19 Mens Kieren Championship Of Queensland Semi 1 1 Todd Dawson 2 Jeremy Hogg 3 William Draffen 4 Kyle Bateson 5 Moston Armstrong 6 Francis Ransley Semi 2 1 Ben Simonelli 2 Joel Davis 3 Hayden Joserfski 4 Tyler Wright 5 Jack Rassie 6 Neil Teichmann Elite Mens Kieren Championship Of Queensland Heat 1 1 Ryan Bailey 2 Daniel Rynne 3 Damien Harris 4 Mario Mazza Heat 2 1 Shane Hopkins 2 Jay Callaghan 3 Lindsay Mcmaster 4 Steven Rynne Heat 3 1 Sean Eadie 2 Grant Irwin 3 Bradley Payne 4 Matthew Wood U/15 Girls 666M Handicap 1 Penolope Odea 2 Brodie Stewart 3 Haley Grant 4 Tamara Josefski U/15 Boys 666M Handicap 1 Ivan Cook 2 Ben Moore 3 Aaron Ross 4 Mitchell Plane Mens C Grade 3 Lap Derby Final 1 Brad Davis 2 Ben Holmes 3 Timothy Stockwell Mens B Grade 3 Lap Derby Final 1 Chris Simonelli 2 Jason Corset 3 Matthew Wood 4 Leo Priest Mens A Grade 3 Lap Derby Final 1 Peter Fitzpatrick 2 Tobias Boylan 3 Miles Olman 4 Jason Patterson U/11 Combined Lap Dash Handicap 1 Matthew Ross 2 Clayton Plane 3 Emma Louise Teichmann 4 Chloe Hogg U/13 Combined Lap Dash Handicap 1 Sophie Edwards 2 Matthew Willmot 3 Francesca Higgins 4 Kelly Smith U/15 Girls 1000M Handicap 1 Penelope Odea 2 Brodie Stewart 3 Haley Grant 4 Cassandra Stephen U/15 Boys 1000M Handicap 1 Ben Moore 2 Jake Tucker 3 Aaron Ross 4 Ivan Cook U/17 1000M Handicap Final 1 Craig Seage 2 Kai Zanchetta 3 Byron Davis 4 Malcolm Rudolph Heat 3 1 Ben Holmes 2 Luke Seiler 3 Tyler Wright 4 Mostyn Armstrong 5 Leo Priest 6 Francis Ransley 7 Scott Cuckson 8 Stirling Milne U/11 Combined 2 Lap Scratch 1 Matthew Ross 2 Shaun Mcgoldrick 3 Clayton Plane U/13 Combined 5 Lap Scratch 1 Alex Mckay 2 Ian Richards 3 Wesley Barrie 4 Samuel Moore Combined Masters 1600M Handicap Final 1 Bryon Tucker 2 Arch Davis 3 Michael Ross 4 Ron Hickson Combined Women 1600M Handicap Final 1 Anna Meares 2 Julie Barnett 3 Quinn Cramer 4 Phillipa Hindmarsh Combined Men 1600M Handicap Final 1 Peter Fitzpatrick 2 Hayden Josefski 3 Bradley Payne 4 Grant Irwin U/15 Girls 4 Lap Scratch 1 Haley Grant 2 Brodie Stewart 3 Tamara Josefski 4 Jessica Mckay U/15 Boys 5 Lap Scratch 1 Ivan Cook 2 Chris Murphy 3 Grayson Follett 4 Ben Moore Masters B Grade 6 Lap Scratch 1 David Weir 2 Ron Hickson 3 Jeff Smith 4 Bridgit Mohr Masters A Grade 8 Lap Scratch 1 Gerard Oconnell 2 Byron Tucker 3 Geoffrey Willmont 4 Gavin Hopes One Lap Dash Invitational 1 Jeremy Hogg 2 Shaun Hopkins 3 Shaun Eadie 4 Ryan Bailey 5 Grant Irwin Combined Women 12 Lap Point Score 1 Rebecca Ellice 2 Eliz Georgouras 3 Deborah Lovely 4 Julie Barnett Womens 25 Km Points Race Championship Of Queensland 1 Anna Jones-Perrin 2 Anouska Edwards 3 Wendy Habermann U/17 Men B Grade 12 Lap Point Score 1 Craig Seige 2 Kai Zanchetta 3 Damian Philp U/17 Men A Grade 12 Lap Point Score 1 Josh Edwards 2 Joel Lewis 3 Byron Davis U/17 Women 12 Lap Point Score 1 Courtney Le Lay 2 Zoe Appel 3 Sarah Edwards Combined Men C 12 Lap Scratch 1 Leo Priest 2 Brad Davis 3 Tyler Wright 4 Mostyn Armstrong Combined Men B 18 Lap Scratch 1 Jack Rassie 2 Matthew Wood 3 Steven Rynne 4 Jay Callaghan Combined Men A 15 Lap Scratch 1 Grant Irwin 2 Bradley Payne 3 Miles Olman 4 Jason Patterson