2014 Tineli Club Team Series a hit!

Well, they may not have won, but our Goldstars certainly did us proud in this inaugural Tineli Club Team Series. Leaving the best til last, they came home strongly to take out the overall 3rd place in convincing style.

With two road races, two criterium and a team time trial for good measure, the series provided some excellent racing. Most importantly, it strengthened the friendships (and rivalries) with our mates at Gold Coast (CATS), Logan and Murwillumbah Cycling Clubs. Congratulations to Logan Cycling Club for taking home the cup, Reuben Donati (Logan) on triumphing in both the series GC and KOM competitions and Brad Soden (Murwillumbah) on his series sprint win. Well done to all  the Goldstars who raced over the course of the series, in particular Michael Gough, Mark Laspina, Bradley Rae and Beej Albany, each of whom featured strongly in the final points tallies. Thanks also to Damien McFarline and Michael Thornton, for their efforts in getting this series off the ground, and Tineli, the series’ naming rights sponsor.

A great foundation has been set for future interclub competition. Bring it on, CATS, Murbah and Logan!

Goldstars preparing for Race 3 of the series - Tour de Valley, Team Time Trial

Goldstars preparing for Race 3 of the series – Tour de Valley, Team Time Trial

Photo courtesy of Michael Thornton

Race 5, Nerang criterium

Race 5, Nerang criterium

Photo courtesy of Christine Anderson

The men behind the inaugural Tineli Club Team Series - Paul Howard (Murwillumbah Cycling Club), Gene Gurling (Logan Cycling Club), Michael Thornton (Gold Coast Goldstars Cycling Club), and Dave Boe (Gold Coast Cycling Club (CATS))

The men behind the inaugural Tineli Club Team Series – Paul Howard (Murwillumbah Cycling Club), Gene Gurling (Logan Cycling Club), Michael Thornton (Gold Coast Goldstars Cycling Club), and Dave Boe (Gold Coast Cycling Club (CATS))

Photo courtesy of Craig Worthington, Logan Cycling Club

Queensland Clubs Road Team Time Trial 2014

The Clubs Team Time Trial is quickly approaching and once again the Club will be entering teams across all age groups. If you would like to be a member of one of the teams please contact one of the Management Committee members.

Entries Close: 14/09/14
Race Date: 21/09/14
Location: Rosevale

CQ Link:

http://www.qld.cycling.org.au/Events-Results/Events-Calendar/Event-Details/ArtMID/3501/ArticleID/4516/QLD-Clubs-Road-Teams-Time-Trial

TTT

Goldstars Junior Road and Crit Series #2

The Goldstars Junior Road and Crit Series #2 wrapped up at Pimpama yesterday, with both divisions seeing some excellent racing. Congratulations to the following overall (series) podium placegetters:

Junior A - Series 2, 2014 1st - Dylan Hoy 2nd - George Nield 3rd - Ryan Saunders

Junior A – Series 2, 2014
1st – Dylan Hoy
2nd – George Nield
3rd – Ryan Saunders

Junior B - Series 2, 2014 1st - James Nield 2nd - Dylan Devine 3rd - Calum de Mezieres 1st girl - Francesca Sewell (absent)

Junior B – Series 2, 2014
1st – James Nield
2nd – Dylan Devine
3rd – Calum de Mezieres
1st girl – Francesca Sewell (absent)

A big thank you goes out to all our wonderful sponsors, without whose support the series would not be possible: Bicycle Centre on Bermuda, H20 Cycles, Hinterland Toyota and In2Cycles.

The third and final series for 2014 will kick off on Sunday, 28 September with a road race in Pimpama. It will be made up of five races and should see some more great racing. Please remember that this series is open to non-graded junior members of all clubs, who hold a valid CA race licence. Registrations cost $5 only, and divisions are graded on ability and not age, so it’s an excellent way for juniors to get into racing.

Goldstars shine at 2014 QLD Junior & Para-cycling Road Championships

The Goldstars management committee would like to congratulate all of the nineteen Goldstars juniors who took part in and gave it their all at the 2014 QLD Junior & Para-cycling Road Championships, held in Toowoomba at the end of June. Many of these juniors were competing at the state level for the first time, and the standard of performances across all junior age groups was very impressive.

In particular, we would like to congratulate the following juniors who medalled at the championships:

U17 Men
Reece Druery: Silver (road race)

U15 Women
Courtney Patterson: Gold (criterium); Silver (individual time trial);

U13 Girls
Francesca Sewell: Bronze (individual time trial)

U13 Boys
Zakk Patterson: Gold (individual time trial); Gold (road race); Gold (criterium)
Ryan Saunders: Bronze (individual time trial); Bronze (criterium)
Etienne Richert: Bronze (road race)

U11 Boys
Dylan Devine: Bronze (individual time trial); Bronze (road race); Bronze (criterium)

U9 Boys
Luke Richert: Gold (individual time trial); Gold (criterium); Silver (road race)

Reece Druery, Courtney Patterson and Mitchell Rae were also selected for the 2014 Queensland Junior Road Team, to compete at the 2014 National U15 and U17 Road Championships, also in Toowoomba, in September. Well done and all the best of luck!

Goldstars juniors doing us proud!

Sunday Morning Junior Road and Crit Series

The Gold Coast Goldstars Cycling Club conducts a series of junior races in conjunction with the club’s normal Sunday morning racing, in order to encourage a larger number of juniors to undertake racing at a club level and hopefully motivate them to take the next step onto the open circuit.

Series 2 is fast approaching, with dates set as follows:

22 June 2014 – Pimpama – road race
13 July 2014 – Arundel – criterium
27 July 2014 – Pimpama – road race

Please note that juniors from any club may enter as the events will be conducted as Restricted Opens in conjunction with the senior racing.

  • The races will be graded on ability and not age and will form a points series, with points being allocated from 1st to 5th places: 5 points for 1st, 4 points for 2nd etc.
  • There will be a Junior A and a Junior B race.
  • There will be a first place for girls.
  • These races are for juniors that are not already in a graded raced, such as C or B grade.
  • Race entry fee is $5.
  • There will also be prizes on the day of racing and more prizes at the end of each series.
  • Please make sure juniors have a valid race licence and bikes are set to the correct roll out distance. (For any enquiries regarding this, please contact Goldstars Senior Coach, Malcolm Rae, on M: 0411 647 592.)
  • There will be a BBQ arranged after each race to help raise funds for junior training camps.
  • Please advise Malcolm Rae of registrations a couple of days out from each race, so that he can sort out race gradings. E: malstunemobile2(at)dodo.com.au or as per the mobile number above.

2014 Goldstars Committee Elected

The Goldstars Annual General Meeting was held on Friday, 21 March 2014 at the Town & Country, Nerang. We’re pleased to announce your new committee for 2014.

President: Damien McFarline
Vice President: Michael Thornton
Treasurer: Andre Bondeson
Secretary: Nanette Richert
Committee Members: Shaun O’Brien; Brad Reardon; Byron Smith

Thanks in particular to outgoing 2013 committee members, Cathy Reardon, Julia Druery and Malcolm Rae.

Contact details for the committee and other key club personnel can be here.

Here’s to a great 2014 for the club!