Thursday, February 23, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
With gears clicking and wheels spinning, the Mackay Cycling Club's Criterium Series, sponsored by Mackay Cycles, has been a thrilling showcase of talent and endurance.
The second race of the three-event series saw more than 65 riders take to the roads of CQUniversity in Ooralea, pushing themselves to the limit as they sped around the circuit closed to traffic. From the U9 age group all the way up to seniors in A to D grades, the competition has been fierce, with riders vying for the top spot in their categories. With the final race of the series approaching, the riders are gearing up for one last push to the finish line, hoping to secure their place on the podium and claim victory in this thrilling test of skill and determination.
The Criterium Series has seen some fierce competition, with riders vying for the top spot in their respective categories. The in-form Kyle Marwood has been untouchable on the road, leading the A-grade after two events. Ben Sutton and Luke Schatkowski are tied at the top of the B-grade with one win each, while Mark Sheather has taken two from two to top the C grade. Mark Johnston also won both races in a heavily contested D grade to sit in first place.
In the juniors, Angus Wicks leads the U17 with two from two wins, while Peter Schatkowski and John Thomas are tied at the top of the U15 with a win each. Matthew Schatkowski leads the U13 with two from two, while Scott Bennett tops the U11 with two wins. Hamish Brennan rounds out the results, leading the U9 competition with two wins.
The Mackay Cycling Club's Criterium Series has showcased some exceptional cycling talent, and the final race promises to be an exciting event, with riders battling it out for top honours in their categories.
Cyclists took to the streets of the CQUniversity campus in Ooralea last weekend for race two in the Mackay Cycles Criterium Series. Photo credit: Photos By Nell