Shepparton riders Demi McDonald and Ryan Kilpatrick have gained valuable experience and posted impressive results at the Victorian Junior Track Championships.OLIVER CAFFREY February 4, 2014 4:15am
Two Shepparton riders have gained valuable experience at the Victorian Junior Track Championships at the weekend.
Shepparton Cycling Club members Demi McDonald and Ryan Kilpatrick backed up impressive performances on Saturday, with some encouraging results on Sunday.
McDonald finished fifth in the women’s under-15 time trial and sixth in the individual pursuit on day one, while Kilpatrick came seventh in the men’s under-17 time trial.
In the sprint, McDonald qualified fifth in a time of 15.265, securing a place in the quarter-finals against Ararat’s Alice Culling.
She narrowly went down to Culling, but secured a place in the fifth to eighth final, where she placed second, to finish the event in sixth.
Kilpatrick followed a similar path in the sprint — qualifying seventh in the heats.
But Shepparton Cycling Club president Edward Dalle Nogare said Kilpatrick was unfortunate to come up against one of the top junior riders in the country in the quarter-final.
‘‘Ryan drew the fastest qualifier in the quarter-finals — (Brunswick’s) Ryan Schilt is one of the fastest junior riders going around, so he was up against some pretty stiff competition,’’ Dalle Nogare said.
After losing to Schilt, Kilpatrick was able to claim third spot in the fifth to eighth final, to finish the event in seventh.
Meanwhile, in the keirin, Kilpatrick placed second in his heat, but failed to qualify for the final, which was again won by Schilt.
McDonald also missed out on a place in the keirin final, placing third in her heat.
Dalle Nogare said Shepparton Cycling Club members were extremely proud of McDonald’s and Kilpatrick’s efforts.
‘‘It was absolutely a great weekend for them — they’ve gained some valuable experience by racing there against some of the best riders in the state,’’ Dalle Nogare said.
‘‘That experience there and the more they race against at that level will only help them grow as riders.’’
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