Race reports by course commentator extraordinaire Alan Jones

Jonesy Report – Woree Crit 11/11/18

LATE RAIN THROUGH THE LATTER STAGES OF THE CLUB CRITERIUM CHAMPIONSHIPS AT WOREE PLAYED HAVOC WITH THE TWO GRADES ON THE ROAD A and C, and SAW THE CANCELLATION OF B, D and THE WOMENS RACE. The top division had the added interest of holidaying BELGIUM RIDER Gaetan...

Jonesy Report – Woree Crit 28/10/18

DURAJ WRAPS UP THE SERIES, HOWEVER AZZOPARDI TAKES THE LAST LEG IN A STAR STUDDED A GRADE FINAL AT WOREE ON SUNDAY. SIX OF OUR BEST including the very recent National Masters King, Damien Ingram, super consistent riders Kieran Mouldey and Linc Carolan add to that the...

Jonesy Report – Woree Crit 7/10/18

TUNING UP FOR ANOTHER CRACK AT THE FAMOUS CROC TROPHY, BART DURAJ IN SUPERB FORM SPREADEAGLED A HANDY FIELD TO TAKE THE INAUGURAL CAIRNS CUP ON WHEELS CRITERIUM. The form Bart was in, it was questionable if star riders Simon Hubbard, Damien Ingram, Mark Hogan, Bernard...

Jonesy Report – Millaa Millaa 16/9/18

ONCE AGAIN THE ORGANISERS CONJURE UP ANOTHER MAGNIFICENT CYCLING COURSE. THIS TIME THROUGH THE ROLLING HILLS OF MILLAA MILLAA. HOWEVER THE TESTING 16 KLMs PER CIRCUIT had a strong percentage of riders in all grades succumbing to the testing terrain, and just to finish...

Jonesy Report – Woree Crit 9/9/18

SATURDAY’S ABC WITH BLUEY FORSYTH’S CYCLING SEGMENT ALLUDED TO THE FACT THAT THE A GRADE CRITERIUM COULD WELL BE A MATCH BETWEEN THE ASTUTE TEAM AND CP RACING. HOWEVER BOTH COMMENTATORS SUGGESTED THAT DURAJ (ASTUTE) AND HUBBARD (A SNEAKY ADDITION TO CP RACING) would...

Jonesy Report – Bramston Beach 19/8/18

WHILST A PLETHORA OF OTHER EVENTS AFFECTED THE FIELDS FOR THE RESUMPTION OF RACING AT BEAUTIFULBRAMSTON, THE PERFECT WEATHER AND ENTHUSIASM OF THOSE WHO BOTHERED TO MAKE THE TRIP, outweighed any prior disappointments brought on by the lack of numbers. In fact I cannot...

JONESY REPORT – Woree Crit 22/7/18

THE CAIRNS HARDWARE CRITERIUM SERIES CONTINUED ON SUNDAY WITH THE SATURDAY’S ABC CYCLING SEGMENT REFERRING TO THE A GRADE RACE, AS THE BEST LINEUP THUS FAR THIS SEASON featuring the return to the road of top class riders Paul Mashford and Simon Hubbard both ready to...

JONESY REPORT – Green Hill Course 15/7/18

SEVEN RIDERS USING THE GORDONVALE HILL COURSE AS A STEPPING STONE FOR NEXT MONTHS TOUR OF THE TROPICS, WERE JOINED ON THE TRICKY 60 KILOMETRE JOURNEY BY  MUCH HERALDED TEENAGER AND NRS COMPETITOR LIAM EDWARDS (PICTURED IN LIGHT BLUE BEHIND GARY HAYDON IN THE FEATURED...

JONESY REPORT – Cairns Hardware Crit #2

TOBIA KIPPER CAUSES A MAJOR SURPRISE, WHEN THE SOLE MEMBER OF THE MAD DOG TEAM UPSET THE STONGER FANCIES BY TAKING OUT HIS FIRST WIN IN THE TOP GRADE AT THE WOREE RACEWAY ON SUNDAY. A GRADE In the strongest field assembled this year, Tobia held on after a last lap...

JONESY REPORT – Malanda Road Race June 3rd

BEAUTIFUL ONE DAY PERFECT THE NEXT, THAT WAS THE CATCH CRY OF THE QUEENSLAND COMMONWEALTH GAMES. HOWEVER, THE BETTER THAN PERFECT WEATHER, AND THE SUPERB HOSPITALITY OF THE MALANDA STATE SCHOOL (THANKS MARK ALLEN) PAVED THE WAY FOR FABULOUS RACING THROUGH THE ROLLING...