Jackson wins junior Tassie Tour title

Matt Jackson wins the under-17 men’s road race at the Mersey Valley Junior Tour in Tasmania.
Matt Jackson wins the under-17 men’s road race at the Mersey Valley Junior Tour in Tasmania.

Jackson is part of WA’s newly established under-17 cycling team, Apollo Racing, which is made up of six of the State’s best male and female riders.

Junior cyclists from around the country raced for two days over 220km in a peloton-style event, which had the Apollo Racing team ride in a group to help Jackson take the win.

‘The team worked together allowing Matt to get wins in the last two stages,’ team manager Eugene Lambert said.

‘Overall, Matt won by just 12 seconds which was a testament to the work of the team, especially in the last stage with bonus seconds every lap.

‘I’m really proud of everyone ” they did a great job and showed why they are at the top of their game in the junior racing scene.’

This recent success marked the team’s 10th win for the year.

Jackson and fellow team member Shannon Sherwin, of Padbury, also finished in the top 10 of the time trial.