Close Standings Set Up an Exciting Finish to the Virtual VJRS
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Close Standings Set Up an Exciting Finish to the Virtual VJRS

02Oct2020

Races three and four of the 2020 Towards Zero Virtual Victorian Junior Road Series concluded a couple of weeks ago with riders heading into the final round of racing this weekend. All age groups will take on the Glenrowan and Melbourne Botanical Gardens circuit across October 3 and 4.

Carnegie Caufield’s Ewan Brown completed the third race of the series in 35:41 and the fourth round in 39:17 in the JB11 category. In JW13, Mikayla Delardes finished the round four Pondage course in 1h 03:46min to take her total points to 75 in the overall standings. 

For the boys in the Under 13 category, Ballarat’s Alistair Forsyth increased his lead in the overall standings with back to back first place finishes in rounds three and four. Blackburn’s Hayden Vimpani sits in second place heading into the final weekend with Maxx Nuspan (Brunswick CC) in third. 

Georgia Gardiner (Jindabyne CC) is leading the JW15 group, 19 points ahead of Haylee Jack (Bendigo & District CC) who sits in second place with an 11 point lead over Bendigo and District’s Lilyth Jones. Gardiner (1h20:06) won the round three race beating Jones (1h26:10) by just over six minutes, however it was Jones (57:04) taking out the round four victory narrowly defeating Jack (57:04) to claim the 25 points. 

In the JM15’s Blackburn’s Hamish Clarkson finished first in the round three battle with a time of 1h 18:05 beating Ballarat/Sebastopol rider Benjamin Meakin (1h18:06) by just one second. The pair flipped the results in another close finish in round four, Meakin finishing in on top in 53:11min less than a second in front of Clarkson. James Forsyth (Ballarat/Sebastopol) claimed third place in both races. In the overall standings, Clarkson (85) holds a 12 point lead on Forsyth (73) with Meakin close behind on 70 points to ensure an exciting end to the series for the Under 15 boys.

Moving to the JW17 category Talia Appleton (Mansfield Mt Buller CC) and Ava Giramondo (Brunswick CC) are tied on 90 points in the overall standings with Carnegie Caulfield’s Mia Williams (64) in third place. Much like the JM15 results, Appleton and Giramondo traded the third and fourth round results with Appleton claiming the win on the Eildon course while Giramondo won the Pondage battle. 

Finally, in the JM17 group, Logan Taplin (Hawthorn CC) took out the 25 points in race three finishing with a time of 1h 11:43 while Geelong’s Cohen Jessen (1h11:44) and Carnegie Caulfield’s Lachie Chamberlain (1h31:42) finished in second and third place respectively. Jessen took out the race 4 win ahead of Taplin with Jack Maxwell-Davis (Hawthorn CC) rounding out the top three. Taplin is leading the overall standings on 95 points, 14 ahead of Jessen (81) with Chamberlain sitting third on 48. 

HERE are the rounds three and four results as well as the overall standings



THIS WEEK 

 

Under 17 - Race 5 - Saturday Oct 3

Victorian State Titles Course – Glenrowan

Start Time - 9am

Distance - U17 M + W 63km (3 laps)

Strava File: https://www.strava.com/routes/2737875317361306850

RGT Race Codes (enter this code under “Search Race” on RGT Mobile App)

  • U17M H5ApExwn7o

  • U17W xq5i4RlMYa


Under 15 - Race 5 - Saturday Oct 3

Victorian State Titles Course – Glenrowan

Start Time - 9am

Distance - U15 M + W 36km (1.5 laps)

Strava File: https://www.strava.com/routes/2732372030289188060

RGT Race Codes (enter this code under “Search Race” on RGT Mobile App)

  • U15M zLdX7IFQPk

  • U15W 78g7pLLTSK


Under 13 - Race 5 - Saturday Oct 3

Victorian State Titles Course – Glenrowan

Start Time - 9am

Distance - U13 M + W 14km out and back 

Strava File: https://www.strava.com/routes/2737875772456379246

RGT Race Codes (enter this code under “Search Race” on RGT Mobile App)

  • U13 B + G Yali8vOGiD


Under 11 - Race 5 - Saturday Oct 3

Victorian State Titles Course – Glenrowan

Start Time - 9am

Distance - U13 M + W 7km out and back 

Strava File: https://www.strava.com/routes/2737876167513971500

RGT Race Codes (enter this code under “Search Race” on RGT Mobile App)

  • U11 B + G kjNApEqOxo

 

All Age Groups - Race 6 -  Sunday Oct 4

Course - Melbourne Botanical Gardens Circuit

Start Time - 9am

Distance:

  • U17 M + W 32km (8 Laps)

  • U15 M + W 24km (6 laps)

  • U13 B + G 16km (4 laps)

  • U11 B + G 8km (2 laps)

Strava File: https://www.strava.com/routes/2737876930291711788

RGT Race Codes (enter this code under “Search Race” on RGT Mobile App)

  • U17M Fya7xBHrTj

  • U17W zvEXKaTSZH

  • U15M V6Srkd5Met

  • U15W j9tormmbsy

  • U13 B + G lGgxaXaDT2

  • U11 B + G K2DQvw8jrx