The region's track cyclists impress with form in Rockhampton

Rockhampton cyclists impressed in the inter-club meeting at their home velodrome. Photo: Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin.
Rockhampton cyclists impressed in the inter-club meeting at their home velodrome. Photo: Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin. Sharyn O'Neill ROK241112scycle6

CYCLING: Central Queensland track cyclists lived up to their reputation of being pro-active riders when they descended on Rockhampton's Kenrick Tucker Velodrome for one night of thrilling racing.

More than 50 cyclists from clubs in Mackay and Bundaberg journeyed to Rockhampton for Saturday night's inter-club carnival, which now looks set to become an annual fixture.

Vice-president for host club Rockhampton Cycling Club Jay Callaghan said the idea behind the inter-club racing carnival was to nurture the relationships between the clubs in the region, as well as promote track cycling.

"We are trying to make track racing larger and get more riders on the track," Callaghan said.

The carnival fell at an ideal time for cyclists preparing for the Bundaberg Cycling Spectacular in two weeks, giving riders extra time on the track.

Several of the juniors will be missing in action at the Cycling Spectacular, however.

Saturday's C-grade scratch race winner Reid Newell, an under-15 age group rider from Rockhampton is part of small contingent heading to Tasmania for the next round of the National Junior Track Series.

"He has been creating lots of form and there are big expectations for him to do well in Launceston," Callaghan said.

Bailey Goltz, who claimed second place in B-grade's scratch race on Saturday will also compete in Tasmania, along with Sarah Casey and Lachlan Mathers, who were not at the inter-club meet.

In the Keirin, Rockhampton based cycle coach Brett Ruff took out A-grade, and Lew Marshall was third coming into compete on the back of his gold-medal winning campaign at the Pan Pacific Masters games on the Gold Coast. He proved too strong in the five lap handicap, taking out A-grade from a back marker position.

Meanwhile, sisters Brooke and Lara Tucker claimed first and second spot in D-grade ahead of Bundaberg's Melissa Crossman.

Throughout the course of the evening, four events were contested, with A to E-grades racing in each event.

For more results, see Monday's Morning Bulletin.

Topics:  cycling

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