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!
Photo courtesy of Michael Thornton
Photo courtesy of Christine Anderson
Photo courtesy of Craig Worthington, Logan Cycling Club
Congratulations Loren Rowney on being selected to represent Australia at the 2014 UCI World Road Championships, to be held in Spain next week! Fabulous achievement! Doing the Goldstars very proud
Club Rider of the Year 2013 winner and Australian Team rider Loren Rowney
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
If you would like to be a part of the Goldstars team please contact one of our Management Committee members.
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:
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.
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:
Reece Druery: Silver (road race)
Courtney Patterson: Gold (criterium); Silver (individual time trial);
Francesca Sewell: Bronze (individual time trial)
Zakk Patterson: Gold (individual time trial); Gold (road race); Gold (criterium)
Ryan Saunders: Bronze (individual time trial); Bronze (criterium)
Etienne Richert: Bronze (road race)
Dylan Devine: Bronze (individual time trial); Bronze (road race); Bronze (criterium)
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!
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.
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!