St George teams up for second in Grafton to Inverell

Podium finish: Cam Scott had a fighting third place finish in the 228km Grafton to Inverell. Picture: Veloshotz/Bruce Wilson
Podium finish: Cam Scott had a fighting third place finish in the 228km Grafton to Inverell. Picture: Veloshotz/Bruce Wilson

The St George Cycling Club had a great start to the 2018 Cycling Australia National Road Series when rider Cam Scott took third place in the 228 km Grafton to Inverell race on Saturday and Scotts clubmates,the St George Continental team  finished second in the teams classification.

 Scott the St George 20 yr old World Junior Championship medallist and current Under 23 National Criterium champion, defied the odds to be a podium winner in his inaugural attempt on the big classic event finishing 4 seconds behind the winner Nathan Elliott.

The young St George star has done the full cycle after twice representing at World Junior titles in 2016 and 2017 and winning world title medals to racing in one of the hardest one day events in the country.

Grafton to Inverell: A St George Continental rider leads the chasing peloton on the winding Grafton to Inverell race route. Picture: Veloshotz/Bruce Wilson

Grafton to Inverell: A St George Continental rider leads the chasing peloton on the winding Grafton to Inverell race route. Picture: Veloshotz/Bruce Wilson

It was also a welcome return to home racing for the St George Continental team under the guidance of for Olympic star Brett Dutton . 

The team off Tim Cameron,Ryan Cavanagh,Marcus Culey,Jay Dutton,Ben Dyball,Kaden Groves and Morgan Smith added to their very impressive major achievements over the past month with a 2nd in the teams classification.

The St George Continental team recently won the Tour of Thailand after a sensational performance at the Tour of Langkawi, the biggest Asian race which is contested by the best teams in the World and have now made the top ten teams in the world rankings.

The team has produced some outstanding results but few better than Ben Dyball in finishing on the podium in the Tour of Langkawi,then backing up to win the Tour of Thailand with the team gaining top three placings in both events. 

It has also just been announced that some of St George's outstanding talent have gained NSWIS Scholarships lead by Ben Harvey, Daniel Gandy,Rohan Haydon-Smith, Selina Ho, Zac Marshall and John Trovas.  All of this on top of club members claiming three gold medals silver and bronze at the Commonwealth Games.

The 2018 Cycling Australia National Road Series (NRS) will take in nine events across four states from July through to November and  continues with the Battle Recharge on the NSW/Qld  border on July 27.

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