AusCycling | Tasmania's success at the Virtual National Track Challenge

Tasmania's success at the Virtual National Track Challenge

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The Virtual Track National Challenge was an innovative event, which saw riders from across Australia battle each other in a series of challenges taking place in each state.

Challenges were open to Para-cyclists, J15, J17, J19, and Elite categories. Race events were held in the Flying 200M, Individual Pursuit, Time Trial, Team Sprint and Team Pursuit, with times recorded at each velodrome across Australia and was then standardised using an approach developed by the Australian Cycling Team.

Tasmania was the final state to compete in this event and we saw some outstanding performances from our members.

We congratulate all riders for their effort and would like to recognise the performances of the following riders who received podium finishes in this national event.

Individual Pursuit:

U15M: Alex Eaves - Bronze

U17M: Hamish McKenzie - Gold & William Eaves - Silver

Elite Women: Lauren Perry - Gold

Time Trial:

U17M: William Eaves - Bronze

Flying 200m:

U17M: Hayden Van Der Ploeg - Bronze

Para C: Patrick Best - Silver

Team Pursuit:

U15M: Alex Eaves, Lachlan Oliver, Dylan Rogers, Nicholas Broxam - Gold

U17MA: Campbell Palmer, William Eaves, Hamish McKenzie, Hayden Van Der Ploeg - Gold

U17W: Ebony Rainbow, Mia Brown, Eugenie O'Rourke, Meika Derrico - Silver

Team Sprint:

U15M: Alex Eaves, Lachlan Oliver, Dylan Rogers - Gold

U17M: William Eaves, Hamish McKenzie, Hayden Van Der Ploeg - Gold

U17W: Ebony Rainbow, Mia Brown, Eugenie O'Rourke - Gold

Cycling Tasmania will look forward to presenting their medals at a presentation in the near future.

We thank the Race Director Greg O'Rourke, Matthew Gilmore and Belinda Goss from the Tasmanian Institute of Sport, and our Commissaires Michael Bailey, Jenny Bailey and Adrian Wright for their assistance.

We extend our appreciation to our volunteers and the riders who continue to do Tassie proud.

Click on the link to view the offical results. http://www.myvirtualtrack.com/results/

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