Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sizzling Summer Series

Sizzling Summer Series Round 1
On Sunday 10th February was Round 1 of Logan City Cycling Club’s Sizzling Summer Series held at Crestmead. There were 3 team Dalby crew taking part. Nolesy, Cookie & Brady and they were keen to test the waters as they had not raced since August last year. All the boys were now racing up a grade as well, so there were a few nerves.

Nolesy was first cab off the rank in Masters B, a massive field of 68 riders competed. In his post race interview Nolesy said it was pretty scary at times, travelling at 62kmph in a bunch that big. He held on in the crazy race conditions to ‘Top 10’ or maybe 15....

Cookie was very anxious about his leap to Masters A but showed he has a ticker the size of Texas, taking solid turns at the front and holding on in a bunch sprint finish. Although his prepartation has been less than favourable he was very happy with his result.

This was Brady’s first Elite A Open Race with his new team QSM Racing, the field was HOT. He lined up against some of the best Elite riders Australia has to offer as well as RABOBANK professional Matt Hayman who is home from his european base. It was a hard and fast race with constant attacks and breaks. Half way through the race an 8 man break away formed and looked to stay away until with 3 laps to go Ipswich rider Peter Thompson and Brady bridged the gap. It was an awesome feat pulling in riders of that calibre. On the final lap the bunch came together and flew down the home stretch with the sprinters taking charge. Brady finish in 10th place (just behind Matt Hayman), in a truly awesome race.

Round 2 is on 24th February and we certaianly look forward to seeing how the boys go in that one!


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