The last 10 days or so have been a really busy time for us. Busy and rewarding. Our guys returned from the 2016 Oceania Road Championships which was held in Bendigo, the gold rush city of Victoria, Australia with a swag of really good results.

Nick Miller trying to take the lead at Oceania 2016. Image courtesy of PDitty Images.

Nick Miller trying to take the lead at Oceania 2016. Image courtesy of PDitty Images.

"The attacks kept coming and with only 70km raced it was clear that everyone was already feeling it from the heat and guys were looking tired. A small move including Pat Shaw, Sean Lake (Avanti) and Lachie Norris (Drapac) ended up getting up the road and with that looking dangerous I bridged across with Cyrus Monk(Pats Veg) and a few others sitting on that had team mates up the road. At about 100km in, this put around ten of us at the front of the race but with no one too keen to drive it, eventually a few others came across including some of my team mates."

That's an excerpt from Nathan Elliott's account of his experience of Oceania 2016 told in his inimitable style. And here's the rest of his post.

Here's how we performed.

Individual Time Trial (ITT)

  • Morgan Smith - 6th, +2:30.6
  • Nathan Elliott - 9th, +2:58.1

Road Race

  • Jason Christie - 8th, +3:12
  • Morgan Smith - 10th, +3:15
  • Nick Miller - 13th, +7:22
  • Nathan Elliott - 16th, +9:36

Kenyan Riders Downunder - 7th, 267 points

All the 2016 Oceania Road Championships results.

Congrats, chaps, on a job well done!

Meanwhile back in Melbourne, Suleiman Kangangi took out 2nd spot in a criterium organized by the Coburg Cycling Club last Saturday. And Joseph Gichora Kamau picked up a points prize.

Suleiman Kangangi, runner up at the Coburg Cycling Club's criterium.

Suleiman Kangangi, runner up at the Coburg Cycling Club's criterium.

Last but not least, team manager, Stewart Crowley has been helping our Kenyan riders with the finer points of track cycling at the DISC velodrome in Thornbury (a suburb of Melbourne) most Tuesdays. 

Thanks to PDitty Images for the photo at the top of this post and to Simon Blake for the video. Lovely bookends, don't you think?