The junior state selectors are pleased to announce the 17 riders who will represent NSW at the 2019 Cycling Australia Junior Road National Championships on the Gold Coast on 20-22 September.
The team has been selected in accordance with the Junior Road Selection Policy after last weekend's NSW Junior Road Championships. An extra under-17 male rider has been selected due to two riders tying for the final spot.
Congratulations to those selected.
Isabelle Russell (Dubbo CC)
Bronte Stewart (Illawarra CC)
Liliya Tatarinoff (Central Coast CC)
Keira Will (Lidcombe Auburn CC)
Ben Anderson (Orange CTC)
Kai Goltman (Lidcombe Auburn CC)
Hugh Harvey (Randwick Botany CC)
Oliver Ludlam (Southern Cross CC)
Sarah Cliff (Illawarra CC)
Haylee Fuller (Dubbo CC)
Kalinda Robinson (Bathurst CC)
Emily Strumfin (Illawarra CC)
Daniel Barber (Dubbo CC)
Ryan Britten (Illawarra CC)
Harry Denington (Southern Highlands CC)
Dylan Eather (Dubbo CC)
Dylan George (Manly Warringah CC)
StaffManager: Marney Probert (Cycling NSW)
Coach: Graeme Northey (Goulburn CC)
Coach: James Brown (Bankstown Sports CC)
Coach: Tom Dawson (Illawarra CC)
Chaperone: Janette Eather (Dubbo CC)
Mechanic: Simon Britten (Illawarra CC)
Cycling South Australia is excited to be taking a 13-rider team to Junior Road Nationals, to be held on the Gold Coast from September 20-22nd. The team will be a mix of first-timers and experienced riders, with a variety. Team selections are continuing to get harder and harder in South Australia, as the depth of talent increases. Cycling South Australia would like to acknowledge all those who missed out on selection, and we expect many of those riders to push for selection in the future.
Three riders were selected to take on the U17 women’s races. The team truly has no-headline act, with all three riders capable of delivering strong performances over the three days of competition. Eloise Sandow (South Coast Cycling Club) has been knocking on the door for selection over the past 2 years across road and track and has finally broken into the team. Her climbing prowess displayed at both local and interstate races has turned heads, and we look forward to seeing if she can ride away from the field as the gradients push upwards. Joining her will be riders from two regional clubs in Chelsea Symons from Mildura-Coomealla CC and Tess Wight from Mount Gambier CC.
Symons dominated the Victorian Junior Road Series in 2018, and continued to impress in 2019. Leading the South Australian component of the Junior Road Series after strong performances at the Wirtgen Group Central Districts Junior Tour in April and taking out the JW17 State Road and TT Champs in 2019. Tess Wight earns selection for yet another state team with the impressive Mount Gambier CC member continuing her trajectory through the sport after taking out the 2018 U15 Women’s National Criterium title.
A large team for the U17 men has been selected, with the state team honours to be shared between the events. Jai Fielke (NCC) has been the standout rider for much of the season and for that he earns his selection. Zac Marriage has shown consistent improvement over the past 12 months, and with his tactical capabilities continues to impress. Jude Thursby (SCCC) makes his second state team of the year and will provide a capable option for the in any of the three championship events. Aston Freeth is developing significant skills in the race against the clock and earned his selection based on his prowess in this discipline. After making the state team as a newcomer to the sport in 2018 as an U15, Leo Zimmerman (NCC) will make his second appearance in state colours. State team debutants Sam Golding (NCC) and Paul Wentrock (KCC) will look forward to the experience and opportunity to race on the national stage.
The U15 men’s team saw a large number of riders vying for selection, something that we haven’t seen in recent years. The final selections were very difficult with several riders narrowly missing out on nominations. Cycling South Australia would like to Congratulate William Mathwin (SCCC), Joshua Cranage (NCC) and Jack Wisbey (Whyalla CC) for making their first state team. Wisbey’s selection means that three of the four regional clubs are represented in the Junior Road Team for 2019.
He also noted that the new pressures on selection necessitate a need to change to the selection policy moving forward “We noted that the current policy had some deficiencies, particularly for those who were very close to selection not really getting the opportunity to understand why they missed out. With our objective of increasing participation along with performance, we feel like the current policy misses the mark a little, as there is a huge opportunity to provide riders with exposure through extended team lists”.
The Cycling South Australia Board has endorsed a review of the current selection policy, with a revised policy expected to be in place prior to the selection period for Junior State Track nationals.
Cycling South Australia would like to extend our best wishes to the team, along with any other riders travelling to the championships to represent their clubs!
2019 State Junior Road TeamJai Fielke (JM17, NCC)
Congratulations to the following athletes and support team for being selected in the 2019 Queensland Junior Road State Team.
The team will be travelling to the Gold Coast from 20 - 22 September 2019 to attend the 2019 Junior Road National Championships.
Under 15 Women:
Under 15 Men:
Under 17 Men:
In the under 15 category, the Champion of Champions Awards were awarded to Sarah Cliff (Illawarra CC) who claimed a medal in each event, and Alexander Jones (Carnegie Caulfield CC) who won the criterium and the road race.
The under 17 awards went to dual gold medallists Francesca Sewell (Gold Coast CC) and Patrick Eddy (Bendigo & District CC).
The 2018 Cycling Australia Junior Road National Championships - presented by The City of Bunbury has come to a close with an enthralling day of criterium racing. Riders and spectators alike were treated to the stunning coastal course along Ocean Drive, just minutes from the Bunbury CBD.
With the close of the criterium comes the crowning of the Road Nationals Champion of Champions and the National Junior Road Series Champions.
1. Tess Wight - Mount Gambier Cycling Club
2. Lucinda Stuart - Carnegie Caulfield Cycling Club
3. Sarah Cliffe - Illawarra
1. Alexander Jones - Carnegie Caulfield Cycling Club
2. Taurn Cook - Blackburn Cycling Club
3. Ryan Britten - Illawarra Cycling Club
1. Francesca Sewell - Gold Coast
2. Kalinda Robinson - Bathurst Cycling Club
3. Ella Sibley - South Coast Cycling Club
1. Patrick Eddy - Bendigo & District Cycling Club
2. Dylan Eather - Dubbo Cycling Club
3. Henry Dietze - Brunswick Cycling Club
That's a wrap for Stage Two of the 2018 Cycling Australia Junior Road National Championships - presented by the City of Bunbury. Racing moved to Dardanup and the Ferguson Valley for an action-packed Road Race as part of the 2018 Cycling Australia Junior Road National Championships.
Junior Women - Under 15
1. Meg Marker - Darwin Cycling Club
2. Sarah Cliff - Illawara
3. Lucinda Stewart - Carnegie Caulfield Cycling Club
Junior Men - Under 15
1. Alexander Jones - Carnegie Caulfield Cycling Club
2. Ryan Britten - Illawara
3. Luke Tuckwell - Bathurst Cycling Club
Junior Women - Under 17
1. Stephanie Corset - Townsville
2. Francesca Sewell - Gold Coast Cycling Club
3. Alyssa Polites - Carnegie Caulfield Cycling Club
Junior Men - Under 17
1. Max Leiner - Carnegie Caulfield Cycling Club
2. Daniel Barber - Dubbo Cycling Club
3. Lincoln Hey - Central Coast Cycling Club
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Check out the rider standings as we head into the final event of the National Junior Road Series (NJRS) and the final event of the 2018 Cycling Australia Junior Road National Championships with the Coastal Criterium in the stunning City of Busselton.
That's a wrap for Stage One of the 2018 Cycling Australia Junior Road National Championships - presented by the City of Bunbury. What a way to start the Championships, with beautiful Bunbury turning on spectacular weather for the Individual Time Trial.
Junior Men - 17
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More than 220 of the country’s most promising young cyclists from 44 clubs across Australia are set to contest the 2018 Cycling Australia Junior Road National Championships in WA from September 21.
The Junior RoadNats begins on Friday with the Individual Time Trials in Bunbury before the field takes to the Dardanup road course on Saturday. The three-day Championships culminate on Sunday with the Criterium.
Throughout the 2018 Cycling Australia Junior Road National Championships, Bunbury based photographer James Worsfold from "Woosha's Sports Photography" will bring the action and colour of the racing to life through his lens.
Photos will be uploaded to the Cycling Australia Facebook and Instagram channels and also to this website.
If you wish to contact James to purchase images after the event, please check out his website.