Down under the cross season is well under way, in fact the New South Wales state championships is coming up next Sunday! Speedvagen Family Racing team member and photographer, Jeff Curtes, splits his time between Sydney and Portland giving him the best of both worlds and an extra long cross season, May – January!!
Right now he’s putting his head down and gritting his teeth preparing for a kick ass season in the states. And its working, he took home a top ten in the Elite A’s at the Manly Warringah Cycling Club event last weekend. This is what he had to say;
“Fast and dry and super fun course. Had a great start and rolled top 5 for first half lap and then dropped my chain in traffic at a slow spot…lost 5 guys and the chase was on! Love that. “
Next week he’ll make the 3-hour trip to Newcastle for the state championships. With a podium step in his sites for the masters A race we know Jeff, and the rest of the team, is going to be in top form this season.
It’s tough to get shots of Jeff racing because he’s usually the one taking the photos. Many thanks for Joshua Nicholson at Riding Focus for these shots of our man in Australia taking it to 11!
State Champs Race:
Just back from newcastle…2nd in masters… It was a battle though…super good racing. I got caught in huge crash on start chute on pavement and went down hard…bloodied but machine was still fine and i mounted and chased through the field…caught the leader and took turns for 4 laps on front…was playing it smart and had my move planned in end but blew a tubular and rode the flat in….darn!
Full report from Australian CX Magazine here!