February 20/00 1:47 am - Micallef sets fastest time in TT
Posted by on 02/20/00
Sunday morning provided near perfect conditions for time trialing as the results attested with the majority of riders improving on their times from the previous time trials.
The big surprise on the day came from Jason Micallef, only a member for two weeks he has certainly acclimatised to racing with the Club. He recorded the fastest time of the day over the demanding 18km course of 27:10. Micallef attributed his strong ride to the training he has been doing with Frank Soto. Soto had the third fastest time of the day a 27:46.
Second place went to Hans Batteard in 27:27. Batteard has shown unbelievable consistency over the three race series, his other two times were 27:23 and 27:32.
There have been several stand out improvers over the series. Rebecca Borgo heads the list with an improvement in he time of 2:18, she was closely followed by Adam Hotchkis who had an improvement of 1:59 and Rob Calladine with 1:54.
Other notable improvers were Tom Harrison with 1:11, Phil Jones and Darren Baxter with 1:10, Dave Morris 0:58, Tim Devlin and Joe Perreira 0:54 and Peter Kelly 0:43.
Next weeks race is a 37.5km scratch race, group 3 will be providing the marshals.
The State junior team for the Australian track titles was announced yesterday with Jaclyn Kejda and Rebecca Borgo both being included.
Next weekend is the State Masters track titles, but due to a cracked rib courtesy of a spectacular fall last week Mick Kejda will be unable to ride. Kejda has been in fine form lately and was looking for a big performance. He has swapped his push bike for a derny with good results recording a first and third over the last three weeks.
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