Peel District Cycling Club trio picked for World Junior Track Championships


Eddy Holland wins the A grade sprint with a well timed bike throw from Tom Ford.
Eddy Holland wins the A grade sprint with a well timed bike throw from Tom Ford.

THREE members of the Peel District Cycling Club – Conor Leahy, Dharlia Haines and Tyler Lindorff – have been selected for the long team, to represent Australia at the World Junior Track Championships in Shenyang, China, in August.

Another young Peel member performing well is Matthew Connan who last weekend won the under-15 men’s time trial, road race and overall title in the National Junior Mountain Climb Championships in Victoria.

While the Peel District Cycling Club did not run a race last Sunday, there was a lot to keep members busy, with the regular social rides, the three and five dams rides, the State 160km time trial championships in Pinjarra and the West Coast Masters criterium at Smeaton Way in Rockingham.

In E grade, Gerry Allen was first in a bunch sprint, followed by Graham Thornton second and Edward Rose third.

Graham Blyth won another bunch sprint finish in D grade, with Matt Cruickshank second and John Shattock third.

C grade was more animated, with riders attacking, getting off the front, before they were slowly dragged back.

Justin McGoldrick rode away in the finishing straight to claim victory.

Mike Rendell was second and David Ellis took the bunch sprint for third 10 seconds back.

There were a few new faces in A grade, including Holden Racing’s Erin Kinnealy. and a couple of riders stepping up from B grade.

In a sprint finish, Eddy Holland took the win narrowly from Tom Ford while Adam Fielding led the rest of the field home for third.

The last race of the day was B grade, while the racing was aggressive, with riders getting clear, the bunch stayed intact and in control with all the attacks being brought back.

In the bunch sprint Martin Albrecht was the victor, with Matheos Venetis second and Darin Dunstan third.