Coles Bay Tasmanian State series race

17/02/2014 13:33
Coles Bay Tasmanian State Series race


After returning home from a successful two weeks of racing in New Zealand it was time to head to the beautiful East Coast of Tasmania to compete in the fourth of the five state series races. As you may have read in my last post I took out the third of the state series races on Australia Day before I left for New Zealand so the pressure was on to pull another good performance out of the bag. As you can see below this was me coming across the line on Australia Day absolutely ecstatic about taking out my first ever Tasmanian state series race and I was taking that confidence and aggression into Coles Bay.


The night before the race I had decided to try out my brand new ultra fast 2XU green and gold tri-suit. The swim had been shortened to just a tad under 600m and with my new tri-suit I thought I would take a risk and not use my wetsuit even though there were only two of us in the top twenty who had made this decision. It paid off, coming out of the water in 5th place but getting onto the bike in 2nd



All of my elite races that I compete in are draft legal (allowing to ride in bunches) however in our Tasmanian state series all of our races are non-drafting. Due to a hilly 20km course that suited my dynamic Look 695 bike and me I was able to stay out front with two other athletes and enter transition in first place. The run was 6km and I knew this suited me, so I decided to go hard out of transition and build an early lead on the other competitors. I had done the hard yards early so all I had to do was hold my form and I came away with another win! If you ever need a new bike as fast as mine, this is where you need to go


After a four week block of racing, two wins, and two pleasing results on the international stage I thought it was time to relax with friends on the beach before I put my head down for two weeks in order to chase the under23 title at Oceania Championships in Devonport.