Race reports by course commentator extraordinaire Alan Jones

Jonesy Report – Mareeba 5/5/19

THE LONG AWAITED RETURN TO ROAD RACING at MAREEBA the famous  GATEWAY TO THE CAPE, saw 40 RIDERS MAKE THEIR WAY UP THE KURANDA RANGE TO RACE IN NEAR PERFECT CONDITIONS.  A GRADE WAS BOLSTERED BY THE VERY IN FORM LUKE AZZOPARDI returning from a hit run visit...

Jonesy Report – Woree Crit 24/3/19

FOLLOWING A MAGNIFICENT A GRADE PLACING IN THE FAMOUS MELBOURNE TO WARRNABOOL BIKE RACE, A ROCK HARD FIT SIMON HUBBARD PACKED TOO MANY GUNS IN THE LDI CONSTRUCTIONS CRITERIUM OPENER, defeating a brave Kieran Mouldey with SIMON'S CP Racings team mate Gary Haydon in...

Smith Park Track Medal Results

05 DECEMBER 2018   CAIRNS CYCLING CLUB INAUGURAL SMITH PARK TRACK MEDAL   Name Total Votes HUTTON, Brandon 61 AZZOPARDI, Luke 36 REYNOLDS, Greg 33 HUTTON, Greg 18 RAYNER, Josh 17 THOMASZ, Gaby 14 LARCOMBE, Rod 13 REID, Michael 13 RAYNER, Alana 12 BATES, Richie 12...

Jonesy report – Bramston Beach Race 25/11/18

HOT BRUTAL CONDITIONS WERE CONFRONTING ALL GRADES IN THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD AT BRAMSTON BEACH ON SUNDAY. The A Grade had to contend with an extra 30 odd kilometres by going out to Mirriwinni twice making the race a tick under 100 klms, and this took its toll on...

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...