SCRATCH RACES: Kel Hards (PACC) silver, Malcolm Clasohm (Whyalla CC) gold, John Zivanovic (KCC) gold,Patrick Marcucci, (NorwoodCC) gold.
SA's Meriel Custance and Kel Hards yesterday smashed their previous PB's at Cycling Australia's Masters National Track Championships.
Both women faced seasoned competition in their respective Individual Pursuit categories with Meriel securing the silver medal and Kel the bronze.
SA's men were inspired on Monday when they left their mark on day 1 of competition the Individual Pursuits.
Malcolm Clasohm (Whyalla CC)showed why he had won 2 previous Masters World Track Championships when he dominated the MMAS7 to take the Gold medal from Michael Lawson. Kilkeny CC John Zivanovic was a clear winner of the ride off for the bronze medal in MMA6 and David Zdanowicz of the ADCC made a race of the MMAS5 final when he challenged Lewis Marshall of Rockhampton CC. Lewis narrowly got the better of David.
MERIEL CUSTANCE - "2.50 for 2km Individual pursuit. Silver medal. PB by 12seconds :) Thank you Sam Farrell and Patrick M for wheels. For Skinny Lattes and Cibo for their support, John the Super Coach and everyone who said nice things :) Doesn't my Fuji look sweet with her bling? Well done Kel Hards on her PB too — with Kel Hards at Midvale Speed Dome."
KELLIE HARDS - What a day of racing for me! I still can't believe I have a Bronze medal for the IP sitting in front of me. I was hoping for a PB, but I achieved that plus more.
Thanks must go to the following people:
Andrew for lending me his BT.
My dad for taking the time to travel with me (I don't know how I would have managed with all my cycling boxes and bags - needed 2 trolleys to carry all my gear :o )
The awesome support from Meriel, especially with her reminders to eat good food and rehydrate. :)
A very big thank you to John Zivanovic, Pat Marcucci and David Zdanowicz for yelling at me in the Final and indicating I needed to pull my finger out if I wanted to win a medal.
Andy from Cycleworx Woodville Semaphore Unley with ordering of equipment and making sure it was ready before departure date. — in Perth, Western Australia.