Nowra Velo Club news

Back in business: A grade placegetters Michael Troy, Levi Johns and JP Brando Carre after last Sunday's criterium.

Back in business: A grade placegetters Michael Troy, Levi Johns and JP Brando Carre after last Sunday's criterium.

After a short winter break Michael Troy returned to racing at the Nowra Velo Club criteriums on the Albatross Aviation Tech Park on Sunday.

This lazy lay-off was a refresher for Troy and he took the race win in division one from Levi Johns and Jean Paul Brando Carre.

Troy will get a harder race next Sunday in the final round of the Access series 53-kilometre handicap on the open sections on Braidwood Road.

Godfrey Green took the B grade prize in division one from Paul Mackie and Richard Vitiello, Gavin Nethery and Craig Rodgers.

This win for Green has him moving close to a grade promotion towards the end of the season.

Chelsea Oaten took another win in the division two race ahead of her father Brad while Brendon Miller took third.

Chelsea revels in this type of racing while Brad is improving with each race. Miller was also back on deck after a lazy winter and keen for the final races of the year.

Jose Pereira was fourth over the line ahead of Dave Gray, Gary Bryce, Graham Johns, Rob Pickard, Jo Chalain, Michael Thompson, Sarah Oakes and John Oakes.

Other Nowra Velo members were at the three-day National Capital Tour in Canberra where Jade Colligan and Tristan Ward were racing their respective National Road Series events while Aaron Coghlan and Mark Astley raced their grade events.

Scott Thompson was there as manager for the Pheonix Cycling Collective men’s NRS team and Doug Holland had a similar role with the Subaru/NSWIS/NKC women’s NRS development team. Damian Mason had a coaching role for the weekend.

Coghlan finished 8th in the B grade race that included three stages while Astley showed his attacking style in C grade where he enjoyed a prominent role in the rain soaked criterium on the Mount Stromlo crit circuit.

Coghlan was showing some good form and sprinting well but missed a vital break on the Sunday morning road race.

Colligan raced a time trail on Friday, a road race on Saturday and another road race on Sunday morning followed by a wet criterium on Sunday afternoon. 

Jade had a tough day in the Saturday road race but recovered to race with aggression in both the Sunday stages.

The Nowra Velo Club will return to the Braidwood Road course next Sunday for the final round of the 2016 Access Series.

This event will be a 53-kilometre handicap race starting at 9am from Wugan Street in the Albatross Aviation Tech Park. The Bomaderry Vet Hospital/Copffeeliscious team will be the duty officials.  

Jade Colligan on the front.

Jade Colligan on the front.

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