Elite vic­tory for Jake

Multisport Mecca - - News - Mal Kee­ble

CY­CLIST Jake van der Vliet claimed over­all vic­tory at the Bat­tle Recharge event held through­out the week­end.

Jake put in a strong per­for­mance in each of the four stages in the Elite Di­vi­sion 1 race to win by more than two min­utes.

Jake headed a small Sun­shine Coast group of cy­clists at Bat­tle Recharge that was held at Tyal­gum in north­ern New South Wales. The event, known as the Bat­tle on the Bor­der, was orig­i­nally planned for the long week­end in May but had to be resched­uled due to the road dam­age caused by ex-Cy­clone Deb­bie.

Jake stamped his au­thor­ity on the race in the stage two cri­terium, tak­ing the win by 11 sec­onds. This re­sult was on the back of a sec­ond place fin­ish in the stage one time trial.

Jake claimed a sec­ond win in the stage three road race to ex­tend his over­all lead to more than two min­utes and 20 sec­onds.

The fi­nal stage was an­other road race with Jake fin­ish­ing 14 sec­onds be­hind the stage win­ner in fourth po­si­tion. This re­sulted in Jake tak­ing the over­all win by two min­utes and eight sec­onds.

Fel­low Sun­shine Coast rider El­liot McKean fin­ished in sixth place over­all. Ryan Ca­vanagh and Dy­lan Newberry fin­ished strongly in the fi­nal stage of the Na­tional Road Series (NRS) that co­in­cided with the Bat­tle Recharge event. Ryan and Dy­lan sprinted across the line in sec­ond and third po­si­tion re­spec­tively.

Dy­lan fin­ished the NRS round in sev­enth po­si­tion with Ryan one sec­ond be­hind in eighth place.

PHOTO: FILE, MEL KEE­BLE

Teenger Jake van der Vliet in ac­tion.

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