The third round of the KOM Financial Advice Queensland Classic Road Series (QCRS) continued over the weekend, with Hamilton Wheelers Road Race hosting 355 riders.
The Women B road race saw a small group of 6 riders vying to be first across the finish line. It was Logan City Cycling Club rider Elise Run (Cyclesport Collective) who crossed the line in first position, with Jessa Francis (Sunshine Coast CC) and Disa Dyson (Redlands Cycling & Multisport Club) finishing in second and third positions.
Dyson collected enough points to maintain her Women B lead on the KOM Financial Advice QCRS Leaderboard, whilst Kylie Adair and Anne Elliott sit on equal points.
A breakaway group formed in the Women C field, resulting in Nicola Day (Lifecycle CC) surging past Tevin Chau (University of Queensland CC) towards the finish line to take the win. Day and Chau were joined on the podium by Sunshine Coast Cycling Club’s Tess Martin-Wallace.
The Women’s C podium was reflected in the series leaderboard with Day taking the lead, Chau remained in the second position, and Martin-Wallace bumped herself into third position.
The large Men Masters C field saw a split in the peloton, with a group of 36 riders split in two with a four second gap. The first group of 10 riders surged for the finish line, with Michael Scully (Hamilton Wheelers CC) being first across the line. Steven Brown (University of Queensland CC / S100 Racing Team), and Scully’s clubmate Michael Dezwart completed the podium in second and third positions.
Luke Southam continues to lead the Men Masters C on the series leaderboard, while Michael Dezwart and Dionne Ferreira collect enough points to place second and third overall.
The Men Masters D peloton mostly held together until the end, with all riders crossing the line within 4 seconds. The Gold Coast Cycling Club were ever present on the podium, with David Nye taking the top step, and clubmate David Vanderpeet taking the third step. Nye and Vanderpeet were joined by Brisbane Cycling Club’s Scott Slade who placed second.
Nye took the top position on the KOM Financial Advice QCRS series leaderboard, whilst Michael Hains and Robert Light collected enough points to be placed second and third overall in the Men Masters D leaderboard.
The Women D field saw Aimee Schouppe from Kangaroo Point Cycling Club off the front, crossing the finish line with a lead of 9 seconds. Monique Utley (Brisbane Cycling Club) and Josie Hooper (Darling Downs CC) crossed the line in second and third positions.
Schouppe, Utley and Hooper maintained their positions of first, second and third respectively on the overall series leaderboard going into the final round.
Men Masters B was highly contended with 26 riders crossing the finish line within 1 second of the leader. Brisbane Cycling Club’s Peter Scott (CCN Australia) took the overall honours, and was joined on the podium by Nathan Boschma (Hamilton Wheelers CC / Wolf Racing), and Adam Clark (Brisbane Cycling Club / Entrago Racing).
Marcus Obrien continues to lead the Men Masters B on the series leaderboard, with Robert Cordle coming in second place. Danny Williams moved up into third position, bumping Nick Miller off of the leaderboard.
University of Queensland Cycling Clubmates Shannon Duggan (Koiled Racing Power by Littles) and Kyle Godson (Taylor Cycles Racing) surged ahead of the chasing bunch to compete against eachother for the top step of the podium. It was Duggan who took the overall honours, while Kyle took the silver step. Peter Oddsson (Hamilton Wheelers CC) lead the chase group across the finish line securing third position.
The huge Elite Men B field of 45 riders saw hot competition, with the majority of riders finishing with in 6 seconds of eachother. The lead group of of 13 riders surged for the finish line, with Balmoral Cycling Club’s Tyler Tomkinson taking the overall win. Balmoral Cycling Club was well represented on the podium, with Justin Palmer taking the bronze step. With University of Queensland Cycling Club’s James Hollonds taking second place.
In the overall series leaderboard, Justin Palmer firmly holds onto his lead, with Kevin Biffiger and Esteban Ochoa moving up into second and third positions.
Brisbane Cycling Club swept the Elite Men C podium with Travis Mearns taking the top step, Carlos Trujillo taking silver, and John Hatfield (QUT CC x Ronde) rounding the podium in third position.
Trujillo’s finish line position in Round 3 provided him enough points to secure his lead in the overall series leaderboard. Whilst Phillip Joebges steps up into second position, and Hatfield in third position.
Early pressure and heavy rain saw of riders in the Elite Men A field abandon the race, with a total of 11 finishes completing the race out of 29 riders. From the 11 riders remaining in the race, the lead bunch had dwindled to 6 riders contesting for podium positions. In a bunch sprint it was Angus Lyons (Ballarat / Sebastopol CC / Olivers Real Food Racing) who crossed the line in first position, whilst Gold Coast Cycling Club’s Kane Richards (Avantias Pro Racing) and Ben Carman (Logan City Cycling Club / Nero Continental) finished in second and third position.
Series competition remains strong between Lyons and Richards, with only 5 points separating the duo on the overall leaderboard. Richards takes the lead with 58 points, Lyons in second position on 53 points, and Carman in third position with 47 points.
Gold Coast Cycling Clubmates Danielle De Francesco and Bree Wilson (Roxsalt Attacquer p/b Liv SRAM) were stand out performances in the Women A grade field. De Francesco and Wilson rode off the front of the group securing a 1:39 minute lead. De Francesco crossed the line ahead of Wilson, with Anya Louw completing the podium in third position.
De Francesco maintained her impressive lead of the overall series with 68 points, whilst Louw remaining in second position. With Wilson bumping teammate Francesca Sewell from her third position on the series leaderboard.
Cycling Queensland wishes to thank the Hamilton Wheelers Cycling Club for hosting a fantastic round of the KOM Financial Advice Queensland Classic Road Series event, the volunteers, riders, officials, and staff involved. We look forward to seeing you in the fourth and final round of the series at the Darren Smith Classic!