Noosa Results

Noosa Results

Post by David Stanto » Tue, 04 Nov 1997 04:00:00


The full list of yesterdays results can be found on:

http://www.gslc.qld.edu.au/NoosaTri

along with a description of Simon Lessings DQ !

I raced Noosa for the first time yesterday and my overall comment is one
of praise for the organisers, marshalls and helpers for what must be a
logistical nightmare with over 1800 individuals and 1200 teams. I will
say however that the course is fairly narrow both on the bike and the
run. Certainly from the perspective of a middle of the pack Age Grouper
my opinion is that riding in a pack was inevitable with the size of the
field and the width of the roads.

I noticed Craig Walton riding alone with a sizeable lead over the
chasing pack comprising of 20+ riders and my first thoughts were that
they MUST be drafting. Overtaking in a pack of that size on the
'sometimes' narrow roads must have been almost impossible and I imagine
more than a few riders broke the rules by crossing the double lines in
order to overtake. Of course I'm not trying to defend Simon Lessing, he
should have been aware of the rules just as much as the next man.

Does anyone have any more specific details of the Lessing DQ ? What
about Clare Carney's DQ which was revoked ?

Dave

 
 
 

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Post by Gregthmp » Thu, 06 Nov 1997 04:00:00

Craig Walton did it again. . . That  guy is awesome. . . He is going to take
 over the world.  Like in the first half of the 20th century, the time is now
 for America to stop this mad man.  Support your local pro triathlete

 
 
 

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Post by ross » Fri, 07 Nov 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Craig Walton did it again. . . That  guy is awesome. . . He is going to take
>  over the world.  Like in the first half of the 20th century, the time is now
>  for America to stop this mad man.  Support your local pro triathlete

The guy is Awesome ! WHEN it is a non drafting contest , he can ride
away from anyone.

But when a pack forms straight after the swim he is in trouble and will
generally get
dusted towards the end of a run.

But in a non draft race he is probably close to number 1 !!

Ross

 
 
 

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Post by Francois Modav » Fri, 07 Nov 1997 04:00:00

Quote:


> > Craig Walton did it again. . . That  guy is awesome. . . He is going to take
> >  over the world.  Like in the first half of the 20th century, the time is now
> >  for America to stop this mad man.  Support your local pro triathlete

> The Australians have some excellent cyclists in Craig Walton and
> Jonathon Hall.  They have proved weak runners (compared to the
> Simon Lessings of the multisport world) can still win big races
> with a string bike.  Greg, I'd like to help you out, but I'm
> supporting my wife and will keep cheering for those strong cyclists
> who aren't afraid to ride hard off the front of a legal or illegal
> drafting chase group.

> Todd Jensen

Hall is more than an excellent cyclist...in case some of you didn't
notice...he was 8th overall at the world's TT in front of zulle
(who had two flats), in front of berzin, 1'40'' behind jalabert.

I've heard he had signed with a bicycle pro team near san sebastian.

Francois
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