Sunshine Coast QRTS Round 4 Report

The fourth and final round of the Queensland Road Team Series was held last weekend on the Sunshine Coast. We had our Hamilton Wheelers Elite Team competing and the boys did well!

Full results are HERE

Most of the boys finished in the front bunch of the crit, and Max Neumann was 8th in the hillclimb and 4th on the very tough Stage 3 Road Race.

The team ended up 4th overall in the road race stage, and 6th out of 16 teams in the overall general classification - well done!

We also had some other Hamilton members competing, Mitch Neumann absolutely destroyed the hill climb beating the time from last year by 20 seconds. In the Crit Elliott Schultz riding for Mipela Geosolutions came third in the crit and 5th in the road race. Calem Wilcox is also riding very well at the moment.

Richard Brownhill, Murray McClymont, Max Neumann, Antonino Calabro, Lachie Sinclair and Alan Jones

HWCC/Uni/Sunshine Coast Interclub Series Report

Round 3 - Skippy Park, Landsborough - Sunday 27th August

Unfortunately the Uni club pipped us by just one point to take out the trophy this year. We’ve won 4 out of the last 5 years, so I suppose it was time for us to be brought back to Earth!

Our D grade men again did us proud with Les Preston, Geoff Prendergast and Hugh Fison picking up maximum points.

The C grade HWCC team were again well organised by captain Mick Cole. Well done to Gary Ernst on his solo early break, which ‘cooked’ a few of the Sunshine Coast and Uni riders who had to work hard to catch. A second pre-organised break saw Jason Churchward, Sam Reed and Jacob Trotter get away from the pack in a 4 man break. Unfortunately a Sunny Coast rider took the win with our riders picking up the placings. Gary also won the sprint for the rest of the pack and picked up an extra  point for the club.

B grade was a bit of a disaster for us. Uni club took all points due to 2 strong riders making a very strong break and their sprinters having a ‘holiday’ in the pack, while HWCC and Sunny Coast tried to reel them in. Good efforts by Matt Smart, Dave Roest, Daniel van Driel and Jack Landsberg.

A grade saw strong performances by Adam Robinson, Murray McClymont, Anthony Sibraa and Andy Patten. Murray and Adam were in an early unsuccessful break, then unfortunately missed the next surge which saw 6 riders away, including Andy and Anthony.  The pace was really hot for these 6 riders with Andy picking up 5th place.

The final score after 3 rounds was:-

University Cycling Club - 106 points
Hamilton Wheelers Cycling Club - 105 points
Sunshine Coast Cycling Club - 73 points

Oh well, there’s always next year!

Kim Flesser (Fless) HWCC Club Captain

Qld MTB XCO Champs in Mackay

Quite a few of our riders travelled up to Mackay for the State MTB XCO championship which ran Sep 30th & Oct 1 and we're proud to say we have some new state champions!

Team Larsson did exceptionally well, Alexander won gold in U11 girls and also beat all the boys as well, adding to her road, crit and cx state championship medals.

Alexander Larsson

Big brother Rory also won gold in the U13 boys division.

Rory Larsson

IN U17 Men Zach Larsson was leading until 1/3 of a lap to go, crashed but got up for second.

Zach Larsson

IN U17 Women Maddison Dillon came hold with Gold.

Maddison Dillon

Olivia Nendick won U19 women, and Dad Simon had major mechanical problems but still managed to finish 5th.

Olivia Nendick

Simon Nendick

Zach Larsson wins Junior Men National CX race

CX racer Zach Larsson won the first of two races at round 6 of the National CX series at the Fields of Joy CX circuit in Melbourne (26/27 Aug) and finished third in the second race. This is a UCI C2 race so Zach has earned some valuable points leading up to Worlds championship events next year. Well done Zach!

Hamilton Wheelers Annual Presentation Evening

Final numbers of guests are required by midnight Friday night 6th Oct. Please contact Willow on  immediately to confirm your place
We have a fantastic night of entertainment ready and see below for the prize winners.
See you all there!

When: Saturday October 14th, 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm start

Where:  144 Dorville Rd Carseldine

Why: To celebrate the 2017 year and congratulate the age champions, Century riders and the major trophy winners (who wins the big ones this year??)
What do you get? Huge buffet meal – salads, cold meats, hot vegetables, roast, deserts, inc. Bambini Ice Cream, tea and coffee + the company of your friends and racing mates!!
How much for this? $45 pp., $25 for HWCC members, Kids 3 – 12 yrs. $25 (The club subsidises each member $20). Drinks via bar service range from $6.50 to $8.00 (beer, wine and spirits, softies $3.50)
How do I sign up?? Just send a reply to Willow on  and you are in. Pay on the night, please indicate if you have special dietary requirements
See you all then!!

Here are our medal winners for 2017. Club Champions and winners of a special jersey are in yellow.
  Criterium – 2017 Time Trial  -  2017 Road Race  -  2017
Category 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd
Elite Men Jack Landsberg Anthony Sibraa Luke Hamilton Dan Wilson Michael Bettany Sam Liddell Anthony Sibraa Luke Hamilton  
Mst 1 James Alexander Murray McClymont Max Jefferies James Alexander Paul Barton   James Alexander Gary Ernst  
Mst 2 Richard Brownhill Mark Creaby Joris Vander Tang Richard Brownhill Mick Cole Adam McCormack Richard Brownhill Shayne King Mick Cole
Mst 3 James Jackson Dave Wadsworth Alan Jones Mick Manson Dave Wadsworth Anthony Zahra Mick Manson Dave Wadsworth Anthony Zahra
Mst 4 Cameron Bailey Scott Ferdinands Michael De Zwart Mark Croonen Andy Patten Cameron Bailey Andy Patten Mark Croonen Cameron Bailey
Mst 5 James Murphy Steve Munro Julian Pettigree James Murphy Chris Marty Matt Smart James Murphy Adam Robinson Paul Willett
Mst 6 Gary Reddacliff Phil Jones   Phil Jones     John Chapman Phil Jones  
Mst 7 Marshall Cusworth Stuart Morrison Tom Rothlisberger Rene Lubbers Marshall Cusworth Stuart Morrison Marshall Cusworth Nick Wright Bill Tape
Mst 8 Pete Gumbley Terry Cocksedge         Hugh Fyson    
Mst 9 Les Preston Pete McDonald Laurie Kelly Les Preston Pete McDonald   Les Preston Phil Gibson  
Mst 10 Ron Young Mick Wilkinson Vince Amos Ron Young     Ron Young Vince Amos  
U23 Daniel Van Driel     Daniel Van Driel     Lochie Sinclair    
U17 Clinton Fraser           Chris Delabbio    
U15 Matt Munro Bennett Boyd Xander Griffiths Matt Munro Xander Griffiths   Xander Griffiths Jordon Wight Matt Munro
U13 Jonothan Munro Marly Harrison   Jonothan Munro Marly Harrison   Jonothan Munro Myles Houghton Marly Harrison
U11 Ethan Lang     Ethan Lang     Ethan Lang    
Elite Women       Ashleigh Elliott Shannon Profitt   Shannon Profitt    
Mst 2 Bronwyn May Emma Perske              
Mst 4 Kris Kersley Suz Davis   Sharon Bolter          
Mst 5 Trish Sutton-Davies                
Mst 6             Andrea Alexander    
U15       Stephanie Leech     Stephanie Leech    
U11 Allyra Phillips Bella Phillips              

We would love to see many of you at the annual presentation evening to see these winners receive their medals.
As well as a lovely meal and conversation with your friends you can also see the other trophy winners for 2017 like:
Century Riders 1/2 Century Riders Soldiers Honour Scott Ferdinands
    Bill Osbourne Dave Wadsworth
Chris Marty Bob McIntyre Frank Papp Memorial Div 1 Ben Pegard (Bal)
Matt Smart James Eckersley    
John Madigan Trish Sutton/Davies    
Rik Taylor Gary Alcorn Volunteer of the Year  Who will it be??
Steve Munro Sharon Bolter Most Improved Rider  Who will it be??
Michael Cole Lindsay Green Aggregate Points Score  Who will it be??
Phil Jones Kris Kersley Most Improved Junior  Who will it be??
Murray Davies Jenni Eason    
Thomas Rothlisberger Bronwyn May Bill Osbourne Div 2 Andrea Alexander
Chris Fraser   Frank Papp Div 2 Helen Chesswas (BCC)
Clinton Fraser   Eric Hawkins Memorial Michael Bettany
Gerry Forde    
Andy Patten    
Derrick Parkins    
Michael Frost    
Ian Murdock    
Glenn McIntosh    
Adam Robinson    

National Cyclo-cross Championship

Two of our juniors travelled to Adelaide for the CX national championship last week. Congratulations to Zach Larsson who won the U19 National Championship and to Olivia Nendick was third in the U23 womens field. 

Full results HERE