Juniors impress at opening round of NJTS in Melbourne

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8 Oct 2017 Cycling Australia

The 2017-18 (NJTS), supported by King & Wood Mallesons is off to an exciting start with the future stars of Australian cycling impressing over two days of racing at Melbourne's DISC Velodrome, October 7-8.

Lucinda Stewart (JW15), Alex Jones (JM15), Katarina Chung-Orr (JW17) and Zakk Patterson (JM17) have taken the lead following the opening round of competition. While Carnegie Caulfield Blue has rocketed to the top of the team classification as their riders lead both under 15 categories.

Round 1  Results Day 1   Results Day 2    Rankings

In the under 15 women's category last seasons runner up Lucinda Stewart (Carnegie Caulfield Blue) has taken the early lead on 64 points after winning four of eight races, ahead of Meg Marker (Northern Territory Combined) on 35.

With five wins from eight races Alex Jones (Carnegie Caulfield Blue) has built up 65 points to lead the under 15 men's. Balmoral Blue's Ryan Elliott sits seconds on 42 points.

Katarina Chung-Orr (SA Red) produced a strong showing in the under 17 women's taking three wins and with it the lead on 57 points, just nine ahead of Liliana McLennan (Balmoral Blue).

The under 17 men's category is shaping up to be a close battle as Zakk Patterson (Regional Queensland) moves in to the lead on 50 points. With Patrick Eddy (Bendigo & Vic Regions Gold) second on 47 and Henry Dietze (Brunswick Orange) third on 45.

Carnegie Caulfield Blue leads the team classification on 199 points with Stewart and Jones leading the under 15 categories. Balmoral Blue sits just behind on 162 points.

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