Young riders race to Bothwell

Trent Derecourt

TODAY’S Launceston to New Norfolk Classic included a 143km women’s and youth event that finished in Bothwell. Tasmanian cyclist Grace Sulzberger took the women’s title. Her older brother Bernard finished 10th in the main event. The Sulzbergers are from Flowery Gully in the Tamar Valley.

Western Australian teenager Trent Derecourt won the Under 23 men’s section after six riders crashed on a bridge 500m from the sprint finish in Bothwell. The 17-year-old impressed the New Norfolk crowd by declaring the local weather to be better than Perth’s at present.

Grace Sulzberger being interviewed

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