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Month: February 2017

Sam de Riter Wins Tour of East Gippsland Final Stage

The High5 Dream Team finished off the Tour of East Gippsland in style, capping off a strong tour with a 1-2 on the final stage and also securing Lucy Kennedy’s 4th position on the general classification. It had been an active day in the saddle with the peloton wary about letting any riders get too much advantage and the pace was almost always quite a quick one over the undulating course. Riders were shelled off the back in the race of attrition but the High5 Dream Team had their full complement coming into the uphill bunch sprint, launching off...

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Jess Pratt Third On Tour of East Gippsland Stage 2

Jessica Pratt, 19, confirmed her potential today at the Tour of East Gippsland, bursting through the pack past much more experienced riders to take third in Stage 2. A tough stage had seen a number of riders eliminated but Pratt was consistently amongst the strongest, escaping on the toughest climb of the day with teammate Lucy Kennedy and four others before the peloton brought them back. Pratt kept her focus to navigate her way through the reduced bunch sprint to take third behind Shannon Malseed (Holden) and Ruth Corset (Rush). “It’s really good, it’s my first NRS race with...

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High5 Dream Team Ready For NRS Season opener

After an action-packed January, the High5 Dream Team are eager to start racing again as they defend their National Road Series champions crown when the season kicks off at the Tour of East Gippsland on Saturday 18 February. With three stages across two days, the action will be frenetic as several teams look to lay down a marker in the series. The tour starts with an 8km time trial on Saturday morning in Metung, followed by a 71-kilometre road race in the afternoon taking in Metung, Tambo Upper, and Bumberrah. On Sunday, Stage 3 sees the peloton race a 69-kilometre road...

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