Cycling communities from Ulverstone to the US have united to congratulate Karl Menzies on the end of a lengthy and glittering career on the bike. After two decades in the saddle, the 40-year-oldâ€™s announcement that 2017 would be his last year racing professionally prompted a flood of social media tributes. Teammates, rivals, coaches and supporters heaped praise on Menzies who gained a formidable reputation for strength and endurance which saw him evolve into a lead-out specialist.
Australian great Brad McGee believes Tom Robinson has the weapons to go as far as he wants in cycling. Sport director of the NSWIS team that Robinson represented in this yearâ€™s National Road Series, McGee has been impressed by the Launceston 27-year-old. â€œItâ€™s been an absolute pleasure working with Tom and I can see big things for him in the future,â€?
It is an impressive act of contortionism that just as Australia appears to be turning its back on road cycling, Tasmania is welcoming it with open arms. As the national cycling body minimises its road operation, our state is maxing out on the stuff. Cycling Australia's track-at-all-costs directive – as dissected so eloquently by columnist Brian Roe on Sunday and so flippantly by yours truly a couple of weeks ago – offers about as much road support as a paper bridge.
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