Sunday, 7 October 2012

2012 Australian Masters Road Time Trial Championships - Breadalbane, October 3rd 2012

No tales or race commentary, just a huge thank-you to everyone who helped me on the journey to the 2012 Australian Masters Time Trial Championships in Breadalbane (NSW) last week. Winning my 4th consecutive title and setting the fastest time of the day involved a lot more than riding flat out for 30 minutes.

MMAS1 Results                       
1     Shane MILLER     Coburg CC            30:02.28
2     Stephen LANE     Coburg CC            31:49.57
3     Brad HANNAFORD   Sydney Uni Velo Club 32:37.97
4     Kenneth WEBSTER  Canberra CC          33:12.68
5     Alexander GALE   Sydney Uni Velo Club 33:37.16
6     Bradley DREW     Vikings CC           34:30.92
7     Matthew BROWN    Central Coast CC     35:38.04
8     Glenn HARRIS     Illawarra CC         38:06.82
Full Results - All Grades
Photo set from Tony Reeckman
  • Team Kosdown - Our primary sponsor. Special mention to Chief Smurf, Kos Samaras for supporting our training and racing adventures week in - week out.
  • Bike'n'Bean - The Specialized Shiv TT bike. The fastest chunk of carbon around. It looks pretty nice too.
  • THULE Australia - Racks, luggage, and support to get us to races so far from home.
  • Hydralyte Sports - Taking care of us for all things hydration.
  • Coburg Cycling Club - The online support/promo and their summer TT series.
  • Cycling NSW - For running a great show again for the Masters Nationals. The numbers and support they offer Masters racing is impressive.
  • Cycling Victoria/Cycling Australia - For the online coverage of the Masters Championships via Twitter and Facebook. The CV ITT Series is great prep for championship events.
  • Clubs who run and support TTs throughout the year - 2012 TT Calendar.
  • Stuart Vaughan - Wheel expertise.
  • Raoul Luescher (Luescher Teknik) - All things aero, all things carbon.
  • Stephen Lane (Human Performance Technologies) - Cutting edge expertise, the lab tests, and for keeping me on my toes in TTs!
  • Tony Reeckman - Our generous host at Château de Reeckman. He takes a great photo too! Watch out for his 2013 calendar soon. His 2012 one was was a sell-out.

Warm up - Front wheel selection made at the last minute when the wind dropped.
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Show time!
Go time!
Cranking it at the start.
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Final few hundred meters... chasing a sub 30min!
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Official looking podium shot....
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Aero looking podium shot! :)
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Post race interview #1 - Cycling NSW
Post race interview #2 - Goulburn Post.
Post race interview #3 - Wimmera Mail Times.
My travel buddy, or more officially, my fiancé... who knocked
2mins off her PB on the NSW TT course for 3rd in the WMAS1!

1 comment:

Groover said...

No wonder you won! Most aero looking guy on the podium by far... LOL

Big congrats!