Valley BMXers star in Jaca meeting
By TOM COLE
Clarence Valley BMX Club
CLARENCE Valley BMX club was well represented at this year's 'Jacaranda Open' at its South Grafton Track.
The meeting on Sunday, October 30, attracted approximately 130 riders from as far afield as Narang and Tamworth.
The weather was perfect for our local Sprockets (up to 8 years with no ranking) to star.
was rewarded with 3rd.
Bryce Marsh was the clubs only rider featured in the 'Furious 14s' main race and took home 4th place.
Matt Beetson and Corey Smith ended the day with 3rd and 4th in 15-year-old boy's class.
Matt Beetson than rode against Michael Daly in 19-to-30-year-old cruiser with the pair finishing 2nd and 3rd.
Veterans to racing, 14-year-olds Shayanne Clarke and Jessie Curtis-Whiteside both rode up in Pro Open Women, finishing with 2nd and 3rd place money.
They than both rode Intermediate Ladies Cruisers ending 1st and 2nd.
In the 30 to 34 Cruisers, Troy Rodger was forced to settle for 4th position in this rough and tough class.
After a 20+ year lay-off, Tania Ditton returned to BMX racing and fought hard to finish with 3rd and was shadowed home by Phillipa Hough in 5th in the 'Flying' Master Ladies Cruisers.
The 40+ men Cruiser were not to be outdone with Perry Wall in 3rd and Tony Rose in 4th.
In the Pro A Men, Ryan Hunter received money in 8th position while Andrew Walter narrowly missing the finals.
Clarence Valley BMX Club would like to thank the many local business that supported the meeting.
There is racing this Saturday at Clarence Valley BMX track with 2.30pm sign-on and racing starting at 3.30pm. Clarence Valley BMX track is in Abbott Street, South Grafton.
nMADRID. ? Four-times Tour of Spain winner Roberto Heras has been suspended for a suspected positive doping test for the banned blood-boosting substance erythropoietin (EPO) during this year's race, his team said yesterday.
A statement by Liberty Seguros, said the team received notice from cycling's governing body the UCI on October 27 that Heras had tested positive for EPO.
Riders George Cole, Brenton Curtis and Joel Polsen in the under 6year Sprockets with Kaleb Daly, Zahn Rodger-Bowles, and Micah Wall in the under 8 years Sprocket showed the visitors how it was done.
Mark Hough rounded out a good day of racing with 5th position in the 8-year boys class while 11 year-old new comer Joshua Polsen finished just out of the top eight with 9th at his first major meeting.
New female riders Shelby Ditton and eight-yearold Kayse Curtis competed well taking second and fourth place trophies home respectively with them in the 10-years girls group.
Jordon Daly rode hard to record 5th in the 9year boy class and 3rd in 8 to 10 years cruiser. Tristen Fowler-Smith ended in 7th position in 9 boys at his first major BMX meeting.
In the 10 boy's class and 8 to 10 year cruisers, Brock Cole peddled nonstop to be rewarded with 2nd's in both classes.
Shayla Rodger-Bowles was another new comer to make her mark in this sport with 3rd spot in the 11-year-old girls.
Jermaine Clarke rode strong to end with 5th in the 12 boys and 2nd in the 11 to 12-year cruisers.
Eleven-11-year old Denna Bowden as well as 12year-old Danielle Cole and Emilie Polsen all rode up in 13-year girls and finish 4th, 5th and 6th respectively against the older riders.
Danielle Cole also rode Junior Ladies Cruiser and