By Shane Miller
Read all about Shane and his races at his blog: http://gplama.blogspot.com.au/
With the push to be 100% for this TT it was a relief to have it over and done… and won! The earlier riders in the day were scoring PBs on the course with a lovely tail wind pushing them up the hill, later in the day we weren’t so lucky with the wind almost at a stand still for us. Huge kudos to Man Mountain John Cain (Giant Celtic, MMAS5) setting time of the day and trimming a few seconds from my course record from last year.
Photo (c) www.tonyreeckmanphotography.com
In MMAS2 there were a few unknowns and a few knowns. Allan Sieper was a DNS. Peter Milostic was there to defend his MMAS2 title from last year. I had a pretty average ride to be honest. I knew I was gaining on Milostic at the turn around, but not by the same amount I put into him at the NSW State Champs a few weeks ago. The push to the line was over before I knew it. I didn’t quite make it to Milostic’s wheel, but wasn’t far off.
5th Australian Masters TT title in a row. Next year it is back in Ballarat and I hope the lead up won’t involve broken bikes and broken bones. Next up, a few days off then back into training, racing, starving, and aiming the Shiv at the Tour of Bright TT. It is going to be FAST!
MMAS2 Time Trial Results:
Place Name Club Speed Time
1 107 Shane MILLER St Kilda Cycling Club INC, VIC 44.42 0:30:23.38
2 108 Peter MILOSTIC Penrith CC, NSW 43.20 0:31:15.10
3 110 Adam SIMONELLI Ipswich CC, QLD 42.28 0:31:56.02
4 114 Adam KISS Goulburn CC, NSW 41.30 0:32:41.40
5 119 Mark KEEFFE Lidcombe Auburn CC , NSW 41.06 0:32:52.60
6 113 ADAM LOCKWOOD Norwood CC, SA 40.34 0:33:28.10
7 116 David RUBIN Manly Warringah CC, NSW 39.90 0:33:49.91
8 118 Alex ARANCIBIA Sutherland Shire CC, NSW 39.55 0:34:07.84
9 112 Nicholas GEORGE Ipswich CC, QLD 39.31 0:34:20.53
10 120 Jason MAHONEY Vikings Cycling Club, ACT 36.25 0:37:14.49