Australia Day Madison
A great day's racing
A quick summary :
The aboc boys, Cam Woolcock and Mason Austen, rode very well. They were outclassed but learned a lot and were far from disgraced.
Vanders rode in the support races and did pretty well too.
I rode the scratch race (C grade support) and DNF'd after 8 laps (CF: 0).
I spent most of the day commentating.
Tom Leaper and Ashley Hanson won the madison by miles. The Hawthorn team (featuring the V-Train) came second and the Brunswick boys, Shawn/Sean and Ollie, were so tough and inspiring with their efforts to hold second place. Incredible riding.
The women's madison was a non-event. One team turned up to race (The Velvet Hammer and her Rowing Olympian teammate). Not sure what else to do about this? I promoted the womens madison as much as I could, maybe there's just not enough women interested to do it?
It's going to be a scorcher of a week, high 30's until Sunday ... but that's ok, Sunday can cool down, it's round 4!