Image: Mark Gunter

Melbourne hosted the inaugural Cyclo-Cross (CX) National Championships at Cranwell Park last weekend. SKCC were well represented across all age-groups in both male and female categories with some outstanding performances.
Allan Iacuone added another Green and Gold jersey to his collection, winning the Senior Men title with a fantastic final ten minutes of racing from the 1994 Australian road champion.
Jenny Macpherson added to her SKCC Woman’s Club Champion title, taking out the Masters Women National Title. A fantastic effort by Maartje Munsterman who finished second in the same category.

The following is an excerpt from Jenny’s write up on the day. You can view the whole post here.

“The course definitely lived up to its difficult expectations, and appeared to restrict the MTB’ers with less opportunities to take advantage in any technical, dirt, rocky or log sections. With the course favouring my abilities and the sun shining brightly, my confidence levels grew and before I knew it, my Giant TCX and I were out in front leading the way in the masters 30+ category…
The next 40 mins consisted of zig-zagging up and down the side of the hill in front of a growing crowd and trying to keep my heart rate from going through the roof every time I approached a particularly muddy section, barrier or set of stairs. I continued with this form for the entire race, and soaked up the cheers and support during the last lap as I crossed the line to win my first national title in cycling (only took 15 years!).”

There were a host of other great results by SKCC members. See all the results here.

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Image: Kirsty Baxter Photography