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Bass Coast Challenge 12th November

Bass Coast Cycle Challenge images. (27)

Several Club members rode the Bass Coast Cycle Challenge as team Leongatha…
Riders times up Mt.Misery
Harrison 9.09
Oliver 10.46
Leigh 10.55
Thomas Fitz. 11.22
Bernadette 13.38

2016 Junior Road National Championships (U15/17)

IMG_1745Leongatha had three riders competing in the 2016 Cycling Australia Junior Road National Championships held at Bendigo over 2-4th September. Thomas Fitzgerald and Oliver McLean in the U/15 category and Austin Timmins U/17. continued…
event images

VSCC 26th August


The Victorian Schools cycling competition at Casey Fields on Friday. Oliver McLean came first and Thomas Fitzgerald came second in their age group and Harry McLean came third so they are through to the finals in October. Unfortunately Jack Allen and Kaleb Jans didn’t place despite a strong effort.

Victorian Junior Championships Road Race 7th August

Bernadette is the winner of both JW19 ITT& RR titles at the Victorian Junior road championships.

Kerry’s event images

Our junior riders performed well over the weekend at the State Junior Road Championships held at Glenrowan. On Saturday were the Individual Time Trials. Bernadette claimed the win with a solid performance. Will continue with his good form from the club champs to place 4th, again averaging over 40km/h. Austin recovering the bug also rode well to come 5th. Ollie put in a solid effort to come 8th and Tom Fitz had a great ride to come 11th. Sunday saw exceptional weather for the road champs around the 21km Taminick Gap circuit. Bernadette again rode solidly to claim her second championship win. Great effort Bernie. Ollie was keen to do well and found himself in a break of 5 after climbing well up the Taminick Gap Hill. He claimed 3rd in a sprint finish. Tom Fitz had another good day finishing in a bunch of 5 to come 14th. Austin came a close 5th in a 11 rider bunch sprint. The u19 men had mixed fortunes. Harry retiring after a lap when the bug got the better of him. Will rode well for 4 laps before retiring and Tom McFarlane had a good ride to finish 8th. Many thanks to Tony for his support and advice over the weekend – greatly appreciated.

Victorian Junior Championships ITT 6th August

Tom Fitzgerald – Winner of the 2016 Victorian Junior Road Series JM15B.
Austin Timmins 2nd U17A and Ollie McLean 6th U15A

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2016 Victorian Junior Road Series! The category winners are listed below:
JM17A: Jensen Plowright (Hawthorn)
JM17B: Connor McCaig (Bendigo)
JW17: Jemma Eastwood (Blackburn)
JM15A: Patrick Eddy (Echuca-Moama)
JM15B: Thomas Fitzgerald (Leongatha)
JW15: Isla Bradbury (St Kilda)
JB13: Ashley Newnham (Blackburn)
JG13: Lucinda Stewart (Carnegie Caulfield)
JB11: Thomas Butler (Brunswick)
JG11: Hayley Carnes (Ballarat/Sebastopol)

Point Standings:


VRS Eildon 9-10th July

Bernadette crosses the line to win the Women’s C grade Road race.

Kerry’s event images
ITT results
Alex Welsh won the Para event 19.3Km
RR results
Bernadette ‘won’ women’s C grade 60.3Km
Harrison 4th Men’s C grade 85.3Km

Kerry’s event images
ITT results
Alex Welsh won the Para event 19.3Km
RR results
Bernadette ‘won’ women’s C grade 60.3Km
Harrison 4th Men’s C grade 85.3Km

Eildon junior tour 8-9th July

IMG_1402Leongatha riders excel at Eildon over the weekend.
In the Eildon junior tour event held over Friday and Saturday…
Thomas Fitzgerald won stage 2 of the JM15b – 22.7Km Road race and second in the Stage3 road race to finish on top in his grade general classification.
Austin Timmins riding JM17a grade finished second in the overall General classification after a string of 3rd placing’s.
Kerry’s images

General classification Thomas Fitzgerald heads JM15b table
Austin 2nd JM17
Stage 1 results
Stage 2 results (JM15b – 22.7Km RR – won by Thomas Fitzgerald)
Stage 3 results

Bendigo Junior Tour 25-26th June

The Bendigo Junior tour is on this weekend with three Leongatha riders taking part; Austin Timmins JM17a; Olive McLean JM15a and Thomas Fitzgerald JM15b.     event images (courtesy of Kerry)

General classification
Stage 1 – ITT is over 14Km U/17 and 10Km U/15
Stage 2 – scratch RR – U/17 49Km, U/15 26Km
Stage 3 – scratch RR – U/17 44.45Km, U/15 25.4Km

Winter track series Rd2 21st May

Thomas McFarlane A grade
5th – 20lap scratch
19th – 20lap progressive points
Austin Timmins B grade
4th – 8lap scratch
1st – 15lap progressive points
3rd – 3lap sprint derby

VRS- Tour of the South-West 14-15th May

Leongatha riders entered for this coming weekend are…
Thomas McFarlane – A grade; Will Lumby – C grade; Harrison McLean – C grade; Clem Fries – Master A; Stefan Kirsch – Masters B; Bernadette Fitzgerald – Women’s C (Sally Head is also riding – Women’s C)

Stage1 – ITT 12.1Km
Thomas – 96th Men’s A grade (96/100)
Will – 9th Men’s C grade (9/30)
Harrison – 15th Men’s C grade (15/30)
Clem – 38th Men’s masters A grade (38/44)
Stefan – 14th Men’s masters B grade (14/36)
Bernadette – 7th Women’s C grade (7/27)

Stage2 – Road race
Thomas – 57th Men’s A grade 95Km (57/87)
Will – 6th Men’s C grade 51Km (6/30)
Harrison – 7th Men’s C grade 51Km (7/30)
Clem – 37th Men’s masters A grade 85Km (37/40)
Stefan – 22nd Men’s masters B grade 51Km(22/36)
Bernadette – 8th Women’s C grade 51Km (8/27)

Stage3 – Criterium
Thomas – 76th Men’s A grade 44.4Km (76/80)
Will – 6th Men’s C grade 21.6Km (6/26)
Harrison – 5th Men’s C grade 21.6Km (5/26)
Clem – 37th Men’s masters A grade 85Km (37/40)
Stefan – Men’s masters B grade (abandoned)
Bernadette – 3rd Women’s C grade 18Km (3/10)

General classification
Thomas 65th
Will 4th
Harrison 8th
Bernadette 5th

Ararat Junior tour 7-8th May

Austin, Grace, Oliver and Thomas Fitzgerald are riding the Tour this weekend.

Saturday – ITT
Austin 5th – U/17M
Grace 13th – U/17W
Oliver 7th – U/15aM
Thomas 5th – U/15bM
Stage1 results

Saturday – Road race
Austin 2nd – U/17M
Grace dns – U/17W
Oliver 7th – U/15aM
Thomas 2nd – U/15bM
Stage2 results

Sunday – Road race
Austin 2nd – U/17M
Grace dnf – U/17W
Oliver 9th – U/15aM
Thomas 4th – U/15bM
Stage3 results

Winter track series Rd1  23rd April

Thomas McFarlane
2nd A grade 1.5lap dash
2nd A grade Keirin heat2
1st A grade Keirin final
2nd A grade 16lap scratch race.

Victorian Country championships – Harcourt 16th April

Grace McLean – 3rd W U/17
Oliver McLean – 3rd M U/15
Austin Timmins – 1st M U/17
Harrison McLean – 10th M U/19
Will Lumby – 11th M U/19
Clem Fries – 8th Masters M5
Rod Cheyne – 2nd Masters M8

Baw Baw classic 10th April

Will Lumby – 6th Elite C
Harrison McLean – 10th Elite C
Leigh Stott – 4th Masters C

VRS Mansfield tour 19-20th March

Harrison McLean C grade – ITT 15th/39 & 11th RR
Bernadette Fitzgerald Women’s C grade – ITT 5th/13 (a broken spoke in the RR has Bernie on the bottom of the list!)
ITT results
RR results
Sunday 20th – stage 3 RR
Harrison 15th
Bernadette 5th
Stage 3 results

Grand Prix Victorian criterium Championships at Albert Park 6th March
Austin leading the field at Albert Park

Austin leading the field at Albert Park

Austin Timmins finished in 13th place – U/17 Men’s criterium

Cycling Victoria – coaching course 5-6th March

Coaching courseA contingent of six LCC members completed a two-day Cycling Victoria coaching course in Melbourne this weekend. This is a club initiative to increase support for new and junior riders right through to high performance cyclists, and was funded by a grant from Sport and Recreation Victoria. It was a fantastic course, and the new coaches are keen to share the knowledge gained with the members. Have a chat with one of the coaches when you run into them next to find out more, and if this may be a course you’d be interested in attending in the future!

Rod Hopcraft

Former Leongatha Club member Rod Hopcraft has passed away on Thursday 3rd March.
Rod was a former top class track cyclist who settled in Mirboo North and joined Leongatha in the 70’s riding Club events, providing valuable help with the running of the Cycling carnivals. He was also competitive and competed in veteran events with great success.
At the Leongatha Friday night track events he would entertain the spectators with his humour and was well liked by all.
A true gentleman!
Sympathies and condolences to Rod’s family from the Leongatha Cycling Club.
Funeral is on Thursday 10th (Dakers centre 11am)

Carnegie-Caulfield Sandown criteriums

The “Helloworld” series of criterium races held over summer at Sandown concluded on Tuesday 1st March with the McLean’s excelling on the finale night.
Harrison – 5th B grade
Grace – 1st in Women’s D grade and was 3rd in the combined D grade
Oliver – 1st D grade
Harrison, Grace and Oliver have ridden through-out the series and Grace is in second place on the aggregate. Harrison and Oliver are also well placed in their respective grades with this round to go. There are valuable travel vouchers for series winners, so we eagerly look forward to the aggregate results when they become available.
Congratulations to all our Helloworld series prize winners
Place Women Men
1 Erin Mitchell Troy Clarke
2 Grace McLean Joshua Presott
3 Georgia Cummings Harrision McLean

2016 CA Para-Cycling Road National Championships 27-28th February

Beau Vernon  1st place ITT H1 handbike
Alex Welsh 1st ITT H3 handbike
Beau Vernon 1st place 12.4km RR H1 handbike
Alex Welsh 1st 49.7km RR H3 handbike

Junior track national championships in Launceston 24-27th

Feb. 25th Austin has finished 6th in the JM17 2000m Individual Pursuit qualifying (first 4 advancing)

Feb 24th Austin riding with the Victorian team has won silver in the U/17 Team Pursuit.

Club survey

The recent Survey results have been released…

VRS Tour of East Gippsland 27-28th February

Sat 27th February – Metung
Bernadette – 14th W C grade ITT / 14th RR
Will – 21st M C grade ITT / 21st RR
Harrison – 25th M C grade ITT / 9th RR
Stephan dns

Victorian Track Masters 13th February

Ben Meadley has won silver in the MMAS3 3000m Pursuit.
results (events 9 & 13)

2016 TrackNats at the Adelaide Super-Drome 3-6th Feb.

Thomas McFarlane picks up silver in the U/19 – 10Km scratch race.

Although Thomas won his heat of the U/19 Keiren; he was relegated in the final for an infringement.

Thomas 5th in 1000m time trial 1:04.736

Thomas McFarlane has won bronze in U/19 Men’s sprint

(Thomas was beaten by Conner Rowley in the semi-finals who went on to win the event.)

Thomas has won his heat in U/19 Men’s sprint quarter finals to go on to the semi-finals with the fastest 200m (11.087)

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