TRAINING TRACK: Tucker has had to juggle a strict training regime with her final year of school studies.
TRAINING TRACK: Tucker has had to juggle a strict training regime with her final year of school studies. Matti Brooks Rokmcycling

Rocky cyclists honoured in Cycling Queensland's awards

The Cycling Queensland 2015 Awards have been announced and the Rockhampton Cycling Club has featured prominently.

In the senior awards, Brooke Tucker was named under 19 Women's Track Cyclist of the Year, Quinn Cramer was Elite Women's Track Cyclist of the Year and the 2015 Coach of the Year was Ken "Reggie" Tucker.

In the Masters division, the Senior Masters Men's Track Cyclist of the Year was Arch Davis and Ron Hickson was named Grand Masters Men's Track Cyclist of the Year.

Rocky's junior riders were also honoured; Emma Green winning under 15 female cyclist of the year for both road and track, Lachlan Mathers was under 17 male track cyclist and Lara Tucker was under 17 female track cyclist.

There could have been more Rocky juniors honoured, as the club had four more finalists. Bailey Goltz and Reid Newell were under 17 male track finalists, Caden Ruff was under 11 male track finalist and Kayla Brady was under 13 track finalist.

And there are more awards to come, with Brooke Tucker nominated for Cycling Australia's prestigious Junior Women's Track Cyclist of the Year. Brooke is up against Courtney Field from Victoria and Danielle McKinnirey from South Australia.

The winner will be named at Cycling Australia's Awards ceremony in Melbourne on Friday night.

The Queensland cyclist, who swept all before her in round 1 of the National Junior Track Series at the Dunc Grey Velodrome in Sydney last month, will be in Melbourne preparing for round two of the NJTS at the Darebin International Sports Centre Velodrome in Thornbury this weekend.

"I am very honoured," Brooke said.

"To be nominated is very special and I am really delighted."

Brooke admitted training had been hectic recently, juggling her QCS studies in her final year at TCC, while preparing for the NJTS and then the National Omnium in December.

"I will be racing for Queensland at the Omnium, against all the other states," Brooke said.

"It is six events across both sprint and endurance and it determines the best all round rider," she said.

In last year's Omnium Brooke came a close

second, to the World Omnium champion Danielle McKinnirey from South Australia.



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