ATTA-NSW Junior Team Sprint Debut With JC Kids


Victoria coming up while Jono leads Sophie

Junior Cyclist’s, Jonathan Bonora (JM15), Sophie Pappas (JW15) and Victoria Brash (JG13) represented ATTA-NSW at the Team Sprints held at Dunc Gray Velodrome today. The event marked a significant first step for the kids, and both Junior Cyclist & ATTA-NSW.

All three kids trained hard over a number of weeks to compete at today’s events. They hoped to form a team in the Junior Mens 15 event with one male and two females in the team. A few days before the event, the news came in that females could ride in the JM15 event, however a JG13 girl could not move up.

The girls were determined to ride with their team-mate even if it meant riding an extra exhibition race. Victoria and Jono led out Sohpie to complete three laps of DGV in 70.442 seconds.


Victoria and Sophie – Silver JW15 NSW Team Sprint

Earlier in the day Victoria led out Sophie in a heat and a final to post a time of 46.191 seconds over 2 laps in the JW15 event. The girls took home silver behind a strong Illawarra team for the NSW Club Team Sprint Championship. -Congratulations kids!

The kids raced the event for the first time and with them they brought two more firsts. Junior Cyclist developed our first sprint team in just a few months of coming together. Our work as an organisation has also meant ATTA-NSW has seen their first junior representation at a state event.

It might seem like Junior Cyclist and ATTA-NSW is the new kid on the block, but the reality is these juniors have been riding together for a number of years under their coaches Gay and Ian Watson who each have close to 30 years experience in developing junior cycling. Its little wonder we are growing so quickly.


About Stelio Pappas

Commuter, bike enthusiast, racer

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