BY admin IN Archived News 2011 On February 7, 2012
This is a selection of old posts from my former website that was changed over early 2012.
Tour of Taihu Lake. UCI 2.2
A five day tour that takes in some of the beautiful lakes just inland from Shanghai. This race features many fast flowing circuit style stages and a large prize list. Sam Davis and I are featured riders for a Chinese Cycling Team along with WA’s Doug Repacholi. Race webpage.
Stage 1, 130km Road Race. Report
Stage 2, 105km Road Race. Report
Stage 3, 136km ROad Race. Report
Stage 4, 100km Road Race. Report
Stage 5, 100km Road Race. Report
Shipwreck Coast Classic
This event is a shorter 130km’s but comes the day after the 280km ‘Warny’ is completed, so many of the riders are already spent. The race runs along the Victorian coastline and is open to heavy crosswinds containing several smaller climbs.
The second Australian one-day ‘Classic’ that the team will contest while here on the Eastern Coast. This long 280km event consists of crosswinds, smaller undulations and a challenging field. Again this event will be a real target for the team to get a result after a second half season that has yielded mixed results for the Australian races. Report
An Australian one day Classic. The Grafton serves up a fantastic one day undulating race with a longer 15km climb mid way through the event. All of the riders are eager for this event as it is a true road stage and an opportunity to exploit (or indeed be exploited) over a longer distanced race. Plan B has 5 riders in attendance in Sam, Chris Beeck, Mike.V, Andrew Martin and myself led by the infallible Matt Davis. Please click on the title link above for a profile of the course! Report
4 – 9th October
This 6 day tour is the Queen tour for the 2011 NRS calender. A super-hilly race by Australian standards, this event will be hotly contested by most of Australia’s continental level teams and nationally registered teams. Please have a look at the elevation profiles for the race listed below, Plan B will be looking for oppertunisim in the form of a stage result as the teams time trial up mount Wellington on the first stage will be a big sledgehammer to the proverbial’s for our GC aspirations considering 2/3’s of the team has been diagnosed with bronchitis and are on anti-biotic’s and instructed not to race by a GP. Living the dream!!!
9th Stage 10. KermesseReport
205km one day race
A cat.1 climb and some massive rollers outline the par course for this gruelling one day race. A respiratory tract infection has left me deminished and on high potency anti-biotics the 4 days prior to this years event. This race is some 2 days out from the start of the tour of Tasmania and is a brilliant yet brutal race. Report
23rd- 25th September
This three-day race includes a criterium and two road stages of 160-180km in length. Plan B will be looking for the win at this one as we have the firepower to force a result with the riders recovering from a cold that decimated the team after the tour of Murray River.
Stage 1. 45km Criterium. Report
Stage 2. 160km Road Race. Report
Stage 3. 180km Road Race. Report
This 8 day tour consists of double stages each day consisting of a criterium then road race. The par course is generally flat and fast and with Plan B not having a pure sprinter the team will be looking to capitalise via breakaways.
28th Stage 1. Criterium. Stage 2 Road Race. Report
29th Stage 3. Criterium. Stage 4 Road Race. Report
30th Stage 5. Criterium. Stage 6 Road Race. Report
31st Stage 7. Criterium. Stage 8 Road Race. Report
1st Stage 9. Criterium. Stage 10 Road Race. Report
2nd Stage 11. Criterium. Stage 12 Road Race. Report
3rd Stage 13. Criterium. Stage 14 Road Race. Report
4th Stage 15. Criterium. Report
Tour of Geelong NRS
This tour consists of several challenging road stages, criteriums and a 30km time trial.
Tour of Gippsland NRS
27th Stage 1. 40km Wonthaggi Criterium.
Stage 2. Wonthaggi 70km Road Race. Report
28th Stage 3. 40km San Remo Criterium.
Stage 4. San Remo 100km Road Race. Report Brad Linfield Wins!!!!!
29th Stage 5. 45km Moe Criterium.
Stage 6. Morewell Road race. Report
30th Stage 7. Bairnsdale Criterium 33km.
Stage 8. Road Race 68km. Report
31st Stage 9. Paynesville Criterium 45km. Report
17th July, Belzele Kermesse, 117km. Report
16th July, Philippine Criterium, 80km. Report
15th July, Ingelmunster Kermesse, 117km. Report
12th July, Wachtbeke Kermesse, 117km. Report
6th July, Knesslare Kermesse, 104km. Report
3rd July, Marelbeke Kermesse 112km. Report A Win at Last!!!
1st June, Melle Kermesse 140km. Report
29th June, Serskamp Kermesse 110km. Report
28th June, Kruishoutem Kermesse, 104km. Report
Tour of Toowoomba NRS.
17th – 19th June
The tour of Toowoomba is the second race for Plan B in the NRS. Toowoomba lyes inland from Brisbane
and rests on a hill that is nestled on another larger hill, thereby making the event somewhat hilly…
The event consists of 3 road stages and a challenging criterium. Start List
Tour of Canberra NRS.
29th April – 1st May
The Canberra tour represents the first race for Plan B Racing Team
at the National Road Series. This three day four-stage event takes in
some of the ACT’s rolling hills and dry terrain.
Tour of Thailand UCI 2.2
1st – 6th April
This tour is held in a region south west of Bangkok and contains small climbs and rapid
The first stage is a prologue time trial followed by a series of longer road stages up to
220km’s in distance!
Plan B Training Camp
Perth Criterium Series
This four raceseries is held around inner city Perth on some very technical circuits.
This event is Perths’ premier cycling race for 2011 and is a major objective for the
team with regard to securing some solid results.
And so begins another year, albeit a very different one to the previous….(hopefully)
This year see’s me returning to Plan B after a year spent abroad with the Marco Polo squad.
A fantastic experience, dulled somewhat by a ‘post-hoc’ diagnosis of Glandular Fever, which explains some of my lack of fitness for the later stages of the year. Still I am now fully recovered from the virus and super keen to get involved with grass-roots cycling in Western Australia, with the Plan B racing team.
Results will be posted as the events expire so PLEASE stay tuned….
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