Northern Beaches Cycling Club looks ahead to WA State Criterium Championship


Northern Beaches Cycling Club’s  Harriet Newson and Anne Boyle.
Northern Beaches Cycling Club’s Harriet Newson and Anne Boyle.

THE Ring Criterium Series continues to offer up exciting racing with the Bentley circuit providing opportunities for race tactics.

An incredible race unfolded in women’s A grade.

At the sound of the gun, Kylie Anticich made a break from the peloton with National Road Series rider Sabine Bird.

 

The peloton appeared unable to co-ordinate a consistent response to Bird and Anticich working as a two-person time trial. Not only did they keep the peloton at bay for 40 minutes, they hunted down and lapped the field.

The rest of the field was instructed to sprint for third and was then pulled from the race with two laps to go.

Anticich went on to claim second behind Bird but justifiably celebrated as a personal victory.

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The women’s D grade was also a tactical race, with Anne Boyle and Harriet Newson not showing their cards too early. Boyle attacked hard on the last lap to claim first while Newson displayed great skill to claim third.

In junior racing, a significant improvement in power was observed in U13 rider Curtis Atkinson, who was fourth.

New recruit Jordan Britz was the youngest at nine years old.

Mark Dring continued his E-grade success with another strong win.

This Sunday, open racing returns to Bentley with the running of the WA State Criterium Championship.