Tactical racing for cyclists

Riders line up at the velodrome.

By Rockhampton Cycling Club

Friday night was unusually chilly for the end of September but that did not deter riders from taking to the track at the Kenrick Tucker Velodrome.

A scratch race to warm up the legs. Followed by Derbies splitting classes into smaller groups. With only one U11 rider tonight, Brock Baldwin was treated to a “Special Derby”. Talented A grade U19 rider, Duncan Allen from Bundaberg was in town and was happy to provide a Handicapped Derby race with Brock. Duncan was restricted to the above the blue line making him take a longer line around the track giving Brock free reign in the sprinters lane. Brock made the best of his advantage in this 3 lap tactical race and nosed out Duncan on the line to take the win.

Race Results Saturday Night 24 September – 28 riders

Thank you everyone for a great Friday night racing. We are sure all riders thoroughly enjoyed themselves (after they recovered). Thanks especially to Desley Murray (Commissaire), Peter Buchanan (Score recorder), Steve Jackson (Lap Controller).

Race 1 – Scratch

U11/U13 Juniors combined – 1st Danya B, 2nd Summer H, 3rd Matthew B

D grade/Juniors combined – 1st Emylia S, 2nd Victoria S, 3rd Ellyssa R

C Grade combined – 1st Sebastian B, 2nd Caden R, 3rd Lachlan Mc

B Grade Combined – 1st Duncan A, 2nd Macca W, 3rd Ray S

Race 2 – Derby

U11 Junior/Handicap Senior – 1st Brock B, 2nd Duncan A

U13/U15 Junior Girls – 1st Summer H, 2nd Danya B, 3rd Annalise M

U13/U15 Junior Boys – 1st George T, 2nd Hunter C, 3rd Lachlan Hi

Womens – 1st Victoria S, 2nd Emylia S, 3rd Renay B

C Grade Men DIV 3 – 1st Jared B, 2nd Jamie B, 3rd Ronnie H

C Grade Men DIV 2 – 1st Neville H, 2nd Arch D

C Grade Men DIV 3 – 1st Macca W, 2nd Lachlan Mc, 3rd Sebastian B

B Grade Men DIV 2 – 1st Alex M, 2nd Craig H, 3rd Caden R

B Grade Men DIV 1 – 1st Duncan A, 2nd Ray S, 3rd Lachlan Ha

Race 3 – Handicap

U11/U13 Junior Combined – 1st Annalise M, 2nd Summer H, 3rd Matthew B

Womens – 1st Emylia S, 2nd Ashtyn H, 3rd Ellyssa R

U17/U19 Men – 1st Alex M, 2nd Caden R, 3rd Lachlan Mc

Masters Men – 1st Neville H, 2nd Ronnie H, 3rd Jamie B

Race 4 – Scratch

U11/U13 Juniors combined – 1st Annalise M, 2nd Summer H, 3rd Matthew B

D grade/Juniors combined – 1st Emylia S, 2nd Ellyssa R, 3rd Ashtyn H

C Grade combined – 1st Sebastian B, 2nd Caden R, 3rd Arch D

B Grade Combined – 1st Duncan A, 2nd Ray S, 3rd Macca W

Next week Rockhampton Cycling Club will be racing Friday night at 7pm at the Kenrick Tucker Velodrome, 360 Berserker Street, North Rockhampton during the Track Season. For more information on Track (Velodrome) or Road Cycling and Racing please visit our FB Page or come along to one of our Race night’s and talk to the friendly officials and riders. Our Events, Special events and all cancellation of events are published on our FB Page.