Edwards signals strong intention



QUIET-achieving Rockhampton cyclist Anouska Edwards has signalled her intentions this road season.

Edwards dominated the elite women's field at the annual North Queensland Games in Mackay at the weekend.

The QAS (Queensland Academy of Sport) squad member pipped Townsville's Kimberly Wells and Mackay's junior world champion Chloe MacPherson to claim gold in the elite women's criterium.

Edwards went on to pick up three gold medals at the North Queensland Games, winning both the 20.4km time trial and 50km road race titles.

In the 50km event, the women combined with the masters men and Edwards showcased her class, finishing first over the line. After making her debut against international competition in this year's Geelong Tour, Edwards is set for a bumper road season.

Fellow Rockhampton Cycling Club rider Lindsay McMaster also excelled at the three-day carnival.

McMaster took out the elite men's 80km road race in commanding fashion from Cairns' Steven Rankine and Mackay's Greg Hicks.

In the under-19 men's race, Rockhampton's Josh Edwards won the 24.1km time trial ahead of Townsville's Steele Tucker and Mackay's Gareth Nutt.

Edwards again claimed first place in the criterium before winning silver behind Tucker in the road race.

In the masters, Rockhampton's Stefan Smith won bronze in the time trial before placing second in the criterium and road race.



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