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 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.
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!
Round 1 of the Goldstars Junior Road and Crit Series 2014 wrapped up on Sunday, 23 March at Pimpama. With four races in this first round, we witnessed some excellent racing not only from our Goldstars juniors but also very competitive kids from Balmoral and Murwillumbah.
Overall Results from Round 1:
1st: Ryan Saunders
2nd: George Nield
3rd: Etienne Richert
Equal 4th: Josh Shannon and Dylan Hoy
1st girl: Amiel Cassidy
1st: Luke Richert
2nd: Calum de Mezieres
3rd: Jordan McIntosh
4th: Tom Wilkinson
1st girl: Francesca Sewell
The races are open to juniors from all clubs, and we would love to see even more take part in Round 2, which kicks off in June 2014. (Event dates and venues to follow.)
Congratulations to Club Marquee rider, Alex Wohler who took out the Bronze medal at the Australian National Champions U23 Criterium. For a full list of our Marquee Riders click here.
Congratulations to our Goldstars members who were nominated for and received awards at the 2013 CQ Awards Ceremony.
U9 Male Road Cyclist
U11 Male Road Cyclist
U15 Female Road Cyclist
U9 Male Track Cyclist
U17 Female Tack Cyclist
Junior Event of the Year
Goldstars Junior Carnival
Tandem (B) Para-cyclist of the Year
Congratulations to the following Club Award recipients:
CLUB RIDER OF THE YEAR
JUNIOR RIDER OF THE YEAR
MASTER RIDER OF THE YEAR
CLUB PERSON OF THE YEAR
MOST IMPROVED SENIOR RIDER
MOST IMPROVED JUNIOR BOY
MOST IMPROVED JUNIOR GIRL
MOST CONSISTENT JUNIOR
YOUNG STAR ACHIEVEMENT (U11)
Club Rider of the Year, Loren Rowney with fellow nominees Ryan MacAnally and Alex Wohler
Check out this link to catch up on the Club’s success at the Queensland Clubs Road Teams Time Trial
Another great day of racing done and dusted. A big thank you to all the commissaires and volunteers who provided an opportunity for a day of exciting racing for the 120 competitors. Thank you to the families who travelled from far and wide to participate. We hope to see you again next year.
For full results please see our results page