Junior Cyclist at NSW Club Team Track Championships

Junior Cyclist entered four teams in the NSW Club Team Track Championships under ATTA-NSW.

The club team track championships are the best measure of a club’s depth as only the biggest clubs have enough numbers to contest the Team Sprint and Team Pursuit. I recall feeling very proud this time last year when JC was able to field teams in our first year with a mixed gender demonstration sprint team and a JW15’s sprint team. This year, my neck muscles are struggling under the strain of my head as I realise now that JC entered more teams than any other club. -We did this without the need to mix gender or create composite teams*

Sophie and Victoria managed to snag a bronze in Team Cycleworld in the JW15 Team Sprint. Alexandra and Georgia were not far behind, taking fourth place for Team JK Geotechnics. All four riders came together as Inzone Racing Team to contest the JW15 Team Pursuit. Together they placed third in a mixed gender event as the only female team.

Zac, Kyle and Thomas raced as Team Live Active to take third place in the JM15 Team Sprint. Jono joined in to form Team PKSS in the JM15 Team Pursuit. Team PKSS ended up with a silver medal against a very experienced team of riders who each had around seven years of experience. It was great to see the team take silver even though most of the team having track experience that can be measured in weeks!

All photos courtesy of Andrew Trovas.

The 2017 Teams included:

Team Sprint
Team Cycleworld – Junior Women 15

Sophie Pappas
Victoria Brash

Team JK Geotechnics – Junior Women 15

Alexandra Pappas
Georgia Bonora

Team Live Active – Junior Men 15

Kyle Cavanagh
Thomas O’Callaghan
Zachory Bonham

Team Pursuit
Inzone Racing Team – Junior Women 15

Alexandra Pappas
Georgia Bonora
Sophie Pappas
Victoria Brash

Team PKSS – Junior Men 15

Jonathon Bonora
Kyle Cavanagh
Thomas O’Callaghan
Zac Bonham

*While we didn’t field any composite teams, it wasn’t from lack of trying. We have U17 and U13 year 2 riders who we would have entered if more riders were available. JC would love to hear from riders or clubs who wish to contest the team sprint or pursuit year. Please contact us if you are interested in a composite team next year.

 

 

12

About Stelio Pappas

Commuter, bike enthusiast, racer

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *