By Geoff Cuckson
Crack Warragul schoolboy cyclist Wayne Kestle has again created exciting news with his selection in the Victorian team to compete in the upcoming national track titles. Wayne has been selected to ride in the junior 3000 metres individual, and 4000 metre team pursuit events to be held in Launceston commencing next Saturday, March 14. Wayne competed in Perth last year in the juvenile (under 16) events and this year is his first in the 16-18 years group. All at the club wish him all the best and trust that he has an enjoyable and satisfying trip.
The Warragul velodrome is in full use at the moment with the month of March being almost booked out for activities. In addition to the regular Wednesday club events, there have been combines with other clubs and on Sunday (22nd) we will see the staging of the Gippsland track titles to be followed on Saturday (28th) by the Warragul Open. The Gippsland titles will commence at 2 pm following the staging of another 40 kilometres fun ride, entry fees from which will be donated to the Red Cross Appeal.
A barbecue is to be held after the ride and lead into the championship events. The open will be held as a day/night competition commencing at 3.30 pm and has already drawn some big names from the cycling world to take part. Last Friday night saw a small turnout of riders from each of several clubs for the Show Eve Cycling Carnival Kestle put in the best performance of the senior Warragul boys and Travis Fromholtz, Brett Williams and Aaron Nobelius acquitted themselves well in the juvenile events-Fromholtz again getting away with a strong handicap win