CCCC Juniors Vital In Victoria’s Medal Haul at Junior Track Nationals

By Doug Moody & Jeff Stuart

Carnegie Caulfield Cycling Club junior riders were a key element in the Victorian Junior Track Team’s exceptionally strong showing at the 2017 Cycling Australia National Junior Track Championships in Sydney from February 22-25. The team returned with 21 medals, with CCCC riders bringing home 9 medals. A performance which truly underlines the quality development of junior cyclists by CCCC.
Six of our riders made the State Team, Campbell McEwen, Alyssa Polities, Lucinda Stewart, Max Leiner, Bill Simpson, Josh Heather and Ben Foster bringing home many medals. Congratulations to you all on all the hard work you have put in, and it’s great to see you well rewarded. This is the same team of CCCC riders that won the Teams Classification of the NJTS this and it is a testament to the quality training provided at our Wednesday night DISC sessions with Hilton.
Special mention should go to Campbell McEwen who in one season has graduated from the Packer Park group with Rob Koroknai through to our DISC group and most notably been selected for the State Team.
Junior State Team Manager Laurie Norris praised the team.
“It was an absolute pleasure to work with such a great team. Victoria has a lot of talent coming up through the ranks and we saw it on display this week. ”
Our rider’s medal haul included:1 Gold, 7 Silver and 2 Bronze
Gold
Bill Simpson and Josh Heather JM17 Team Pursuit
Silver
Ben Foster JM17 Scratch
Max Leiner JM15 Points Race
JM15 Time Trial
JM15 Individual Pursuit
Bill Simpson JM17 Points
Lucinda Stewart JW15 Keirin
Josh Heather JM17 Team Sprint
Bronze
Lucinda Stewart JW15 Sprint
JW15 Individual Time Trial
Our riders are now having a well earned rest before their preparation for the coming road season.
Hilton Clarke as coach,and Jeff Stewart as team mechanic should also be congratulated on the work they did for the team both in the lead up to and during the event.