Peel Junior Tour race report

under 15 men and women in action at the Motorplex

under 15 men and women in action at the Motorplex

UPDATE: Events photos available at PhotoCoffee

The Peel Junior Tour attracted young riders from all over Perth and beyond, including the Wiggins family who travelled from Albany to compete.

There was three age categories under 13, under 15 and under 17 and they all competed in three events, a sprint, a time trial and a road race.

Max Wilson dominated the under 13 men, by winning all three events and taking overall honours. With James Derrick second and Saxon Adams third overall.

Danica Wiggins was equally impressive in the under 13 women, winning all events and overall. Dharlia Haines was second in all events and overall and Charlotte Day third in all events and overall.

With smaller numbers of under 15 and under 17 women, it was decided to combine their road races with the under 15 men. Which lead to a few deflate egos after the under 17 women rode with under 15 men, until the last lap when they just rode away from them.

Julian Krohn, took the overall in the under 15 men, after he winning the sprint and road race. Lachlan Connan winner of the time trial, finished second overall after missing the split in the road race. Luke Howe was third overall after finishing second in the time trial and road race.

Rihana Pezaj won all three events, to win the overall in the under 15 women, from Laura Hodges. Jade Haines won all three events in the under 17 women for the overall.
Jessica Lawler was second in all events and second overall, with Bianca Wiggins third overall.

The largest field of the day, was the under 17 men. With different winners in the sprint and time trial, it was down to the road race. Which was animated by Lewis McCrea who after a lone breakaway of over 3 laps, he was caught and attacked again the next lap. To win an award for most combative rider. The road race ended in a bunch sprint, which was won by
Matthew de Vroet who also won the time trial and the overall. Rounding out a good day for the Wiggins family Craig who won the sprint, finished second overall. Connor Lambert was third overall.

With three laps to go in the A grade Women’s criterium Isabella King attacked into the wind and stayed away for the win. Davina Summers took the bunch sprint for second, with
Rebecca Mackey third.

Conchita Brodalka and Margot Biggs attacked on the short climb on the second lap in the B grade Women’s criterium and stayed away for the rest of the race. With Brodalka winning the sprint from Biggs. Natalie Commons was third.

The Peel District Cycling Club would like to thank it volunteers and sponsors ( Bendigo Bank, Mandurah Murray Mayday, Energy Power Systems Australia and Garden City Booragoon) who without their support this event would of not been possible.

For the full results of the Peel Junior Tour or the next race on 31 May please visit pdcc.asn.au