This weekend in NSW Masters Cycling, Craig ventured out to the former Olympic Sydney Regatta Center at Penrith. Every 12 months Auscycling(the National body for cycling) organise State Championships for Masters cyclists in generally 3 different diciplines. Time Trial(race against the clock), Criterium(circuit race) and Road Race.
Craig rides for Northern Sydney Cycling Club and races in the Masters 6 age category. Today Auscycling organised the Criterium Championships on a tight rectangular course right beside the lake.
Just to set the stage, riders converge from all over NSW to take part with former Olympians, National Champions and former professionals rocking up in hope to claim the State title as NSW Criterium Champion! No mean feat you might say but Craig has been closely following a very strict training plan under the watchful eye of a former professional cyclist.
Out of 21 starters in a combined age race Craig finished 1st in his age group and first overall!
Craig goes by the alias 'Craig the Butcher' on his Stava account and on this occassion he literally carved up his opposition.