Thursday, September 13, 2012

Plentiful QSM racing exploits

Last weekend it was time for Queensland's State ITT and Criterium champs.  Saturday saw Jane W (bronze), Corissa (gold) and Jane Y (gold) all accomplish medals in their respective women's masters ITT categories. 

This was achieved despite some tough competition, and the added bad fortune of an angry local deliberately trying to sabotage the event by throwing a large number of tacks on the road!  Unfortunately for some competitors, this resulted in damaged bodies, damaged equipment, and DNF's.

Sunday was a much windier day, and time for the Criterium champs at the Arundel circuit. 

For some grades, the wind meant that there were many attempts at breakaways, and often the winners were those who persevered the most.  The women's masters criterium race once again saw Jane Y, Corissa and Jane W each get GOLD medals!  They may be setting the bar too high.  :) 

In our particular race (Elite women), a very small field of girls competing meant that the wind actually discouraged any real breakaways...

it was just too tough to stay away by yourself... and this resulted in a bunch sprint. 
Gaining confidence again after her interstate crash earlier in the year, Jemma managed an awesome third place and a bronze medal.
Thanks to Matt Boyd, Jane Walker and Brad Gooda for the photos.

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