FOCUS, aggression and fitness are the order of the day for competitors in this year?s Mooball Festival of Cycling, which has at
FOCUS, aggression and fitness are the order of the day for competitors in this year?s Mooball Festival of Cycling, which has at

WA cyclists race away in time trial



Cycling

WESTERN Australian Cameron Meyer is the man to catch after day one of under-19 competition in the Mooball Festival of Cycling held at Wooyung yesterday.

Meyer, from the Midlands Club in Perth, virtually booked his spot on this year's Australian under-19 team for the World Championships in Belgium in August, with an impressive performance in the opening time-trial. The Mooball event is the second and final trial before the Australian team is named later this month.

The 18-year-old, who dominated the first team trials in Canberra last month, completed the 24.65km course on the Wooyung-Pottsville Road in 32 minutes and 39 seconds.

He was about a minute ahead of his nearest rival, Matt King (33.36.56) with Queenslander Shem Roger just behind in (33.36.88).

The men now face a 121km road race today from Mooball's Moo Moo cafe over the Burringbar Range to Stokers Siding and Tyalgum and return. The competition culminates in a 117km race tomorrow.

The under-19 women's race was combined with an Open women's event. But despite having many older and stronger riders in the field, it was under-19s competitor Josephine Tomic, also from Midlands in Perth, who was fastest, completing the 16.25km event in 24:30.33.

Brisbane-based Open rider Liz Young was second in 24.42.26. The women travel 85km today and a further 82km tomorrow.



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