Victoria’s lockdown saw a return to form for Melbourne’s oldest tri club with members new and old leading MTC to the highest participation points total and performance totals of the round.
Whilst the usual suspects of Steve Guy and Vanessa (orange tick) Murray continue to do their thing, valuable bonus points were also collected by Monty Cooper in his age category narrowly finishing ahead of his Mum Juliet as she made her debut for MTC.
The Victorian honours ultimately went to Cam Hill who pushed an almighty average of 329 Watts over his 50 minute ride for a combined performance points total of 11 for his efforts alone.
i4 Coaching continue to be a model of consistency maintaining an almost 30 point lead at the top. All their riders contributed and I’m sure Mitch is grateful to all of Stuart Harsley, Sophie Perry, Nick Coull, Lucas Jinnette, Jack Hill and Nicole Tziavaras for racing. With 2 rounds to go and prizes to play for, can they hang on?
If you want to give your club the best chance of riding high in the table here are some key points:
- Make sure your riders are members of TA and have applied to the Tri Vic Race Team.
- Encourage your club members to renew their memberships as there is a renewal bonus applied this year so even if they do not race they can help your club to score more points.
- All ages and weight categories accrue bonus points in all grades so a wide variety of riders in your team is crucial.
- Make sure you set your Primary ZwiftPower team to Tri Vic Team 21-22 to guarantee your performances are not missed off. Whilst every effort is made to cross check, no amendments will be made after the event if you are missed and have not set your primary team correctly. The scoring is a manual process and the primary team tag is used to identify who is a verified financial member and eligible for points.
Our interstate friends from New South Wales and the Norther Territory continued to show solid form this week. A thrilling interstate competition was won by Pete Arnott of the Northern Territory as he made light work of the punchy hills of the Richmond course. Young gun Cam Hill from Victoria was second with Keith Nicolle taking a fine third place for NSW.
With Victorian Athletes rounding out the rest of the top-10 positions, state points for this round are VIC – 3, NT – 2, NSW – 1 so with VIC continuing their dominance, NT have now edged ahead of NSW in the fight for the minor medals.
A complete change of racing next week with a genuine TT format as we head up the Bologna Time Trial Lap and it’s climb…………twice!