125 of the best young talent in New Zealand showed what a hard three stage event of racing and competition is all about at last weekends iconic 44 year old Manawatu Novice Tour. The Novice Tour is fearsome and exciting to watch riders compete in three different disciplines over two days and over the years has produced many Olympic and Professional cyclists to go on and represent New Zealand.
Stage1: Time Trial. Stage 2: The Hiwinui Loop circuit Road race:Stage 3; The Valley Road circuit road race.
Girls and Boys raced in age groups from under 13s through to under 19 year olds in great weather watched by enthusiastic supporters.Manawatu riders produced a number of top 10 finishes to confirm the future looks bright for the next new crop of Manawatu future stars.We congratulate race organisers and volunteers for a well run event and thank all of the riders for being part of The Novice Tour.
Local Bike Manawatu riders success can be checked out on Facebook Novice Tour of Manawatu.
Overall (three stage) general classification top 3 placing by local BM Riders:
Under 13 Girls;1st Georgia Simpson and 2nd Neriah Kaihe-Woolston. Under 19 Boys; Jacob Sievwright 2nd
Other special GC top 10 mentions:
Under 13 Boys: 4th Tyler Mumby 5th Riley Tunnicliffe
Under 15 Boys: 4th Aiden Jones,5th Adam Francis 6th Jack Pronk,7th Ben Irvine
Under 15 Girls: 8th Rosie Obrien. Under 17 Girls; 9th Peita Ranson
Under 17 Boys:8th Angus Clausen
Under 17 Girls:Peita Ranson
Under 19 Men:4th Madi Hartley-Brown.7th Adam Martin 10th Carlos Lopez-Lozano
Points table mentions;Sprints and King of the Mountain.
Under 15 Boys:3rd Aiden Jones.Under 15 Girls 1st Connie Obrien.Under 19 Men;3rd Jacob Sievwright.
To all local riders who competed congratulations and we look forward to you being back next year to improve on your result from this year.
Bike Manawatu Prize Giving
When; Sunday 11 December
Where; Hotel Coachman
Time; Now starts from 5pm onwards due to Track Carnival finishing at 5pm.
A special guest or two will help with the prize giving and maybe share some cycling memories.
This is a great social barbecue and drinks afternoon for all of our cycling friends followed by the Bike Manawatu prize giving to recognise our riders successes over the year. We recognise a wide variety of our talented riders from schools and masters events locally, national and Internationally. At only $15 per head and family discount this will be great afternoon.We,d love to see you join us.
Returning Bike Manawatu Trophies for this years Prize Giving
If all Trophy winners from last year could drop their Trophies back to Trophy Specialists 19/20 Taonui street Palmerston North please in preparation for this years prize giving.Thank you.
Upcoming events not to forget
Manfeild Criteruim;Tuesday from 6pm
Lockwood Road TT; Wednesday from 6pm
Road Sprint Competition: Saturday 10th from 1.30pm
Bike Manawatu Track Cycling Carnival
When;Sunday 11th December
Bike Manawatu Trust House Series team.
To put together a Bike Manawatu team of weekend warriors in the last minute to compete in the 5 Stage North Island Trust House Series held in the Wairarapa takes some commitment.We want to thank and congratulate those six team members and the support people for there effort and results.Most of the team had not experienced team racing before. However the feedback is they loved learning about team racing and strategies and proved to be very competitive.Thanks to John Stewart, Dean Wade,Dan Mckay,Cliff Hughes,Tane Humphries and Lee Yates for a great effort.Apparently a few quiet beers in the Eketahuna Pub on the way home confirmed they all enjoyed the experience.