Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Australian National Masters Road Time Trial Championships 2013 (MMAS2)

With the push to be 100% for this TT it was a relief to have it over and done... and won! The earlier riders in the day were scoring PBs on the course with a lovely tail wind pushing them up the hill, later in the day we weren't so lucky with the wind almost at a stand still for us. Huge kudos to Man Mountain John Cain (Giant Celtic, MMAS5) setting time of the day and trimming a few seconds from my course record from last year.

Photo (c) www.tonyreeckmanphotography.com
In MMAS2 there were a few unknowns and a few knowns. Allan Sieper was a DNS. Peter Milostic was there to defend his MMAS2 title from last year. I had a pretty average ride to be honest. I knew I was gaining on Milostic at the turn around, but not by the same amount I put into him at the NSW State Champs a few weeks ago. The push to the line was over before I knew it. I didn't quite make it to Milostic's wheel, but wasn't far off.

5th Australian Masters TT title in a row. Next year it is back in Ballarat and I hope the lead up won't involve broken bikes and broken bones. Next up, a few days off then back into training, racing, starving, and aiming the Shiv at the Tour of Bright TT. It is going to be FAST!

MMAS2 Time Trial Results:
Place    Name            Club                           Speed   Time
1   107  Shane MILLER    St Kilda Cycling Club INC, VIC 44.42   0:30:23.38
2   108  Peter MILOSTIC  Penrith CC, NSW                43.20   0:31:15.10
3   110  Adam SIMONELLI  Ipswich CC, QLD                42.28   0:31:56.02
4   114  Adam KISS       Goulburn CC, NSW               41.30   0:32:41.40
5   119  Mark KEEFFE     Lidcombe Auburn CC , NSW       41.06   0:32:52.60
6   113  ADAM LOCKWOOD   Norwood CC, SA                 40.34   0:33:28.10
7   116  David RUBIN     Manly Warringah CC, NSW        39.90   0:33:49.91
8   118  Alex ARANCIBIA  Sutherland Shire CC, NSW       39.55   0:34:07.84
9   112  Nicholas GEORGE Ipswich CC, QLD                39.31   0:34:20.53
10  120  Jason MAHONEY   Vikings Cycling Club, ACT      36.25   0:37:14.49

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