Left to Right: Holden team mates Miranda Griffiths (1st), Lucy Coldwell (3rd), Rebecca Heath (4th).

Another Metropolitan Road Championships was run and won last Saturday. Hosted by Castlemaine Cycling Club in the challenging Harcourt hills, the weather was termed as cold, dry and still, unlike the weather in Melbourne weather !

SKCC Elite Women made up 9 of the 11 women racing in the Elite Women’s Category with defending Women’s champion, Miranda Griffiths, taking the line honours from Bridie O’Donnell, followed by Lucy Coldwell.

SKCC Masters Women saw Jodie Batchelor in MAS3 and Tracey Maney in MAS5. Both took their gold medals uncontested, so SKCC Women, let’s make a race of it next year ! We need to see some more entries in these categories, I’m sure these ladies would have appreciated some competition !

SKCC Masters Men were determined to take home silverware with silver medals in four of the 8 masters categories.
Silver medallists were: Cameron Nicholls in MAS1, Andy Naylor in MAS3, Peter Tzimas in MAS4 and Paul James in MAS5.

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Cameron Nicholls riding for Team Hawk & Hunter on his way to a silver medal in MAS1. With 12kms to go Cameron and Adam Versteege (CCCC) initiated a successful break. Cameron advised he’s been watching too much of Cavendish in the Giro, launched his sprint from 350 metres out, lasted 50 metres, and was overtaken by Adam, finishing 2 seconds behind him.

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Left to Right: MAS4 Podium – SKCC’S Peter Tzimas (riding for Team Bicycle Network) 2nd place, winner Phillip Smith (Whittlesea CC), 3rd place Michael Clucas (Southern Masters CC)