Congratulations to the following four PACC juniors who have been awarded with $250 each to assist with their cycling journey.

Despite the disruption to events caused by Covid-19, these riders have shown great perseverance and determination to achieve some fantastic results.

Maxwell Liebeknecht

Four years ago, Maxwell went to the Superodrome for the Friday night 'come and try track cycling' session. Since then, Maxwell has taken a meteor rise up through the u17s to u19s to be selected to represent Australia at the Junior World Track Championships in Israel in August this year.

Mawell is the current Australian and Oceanic Junior Team Sprint Champion.

Tayte Ryan

Tayte started competitive cycling in late 2020 and his rapid development has seen him win three medals at the State Track Championships last year. This resulted in being selected for the State team, winning three silvers at the Junior National Track Championships. Tayte now trains with the state development squad which has enabled him to train harder and continue to make further improvements he never thought possible!

William Brown

William is another regular PACC racer who continues to achieve outstanding results in road, track and cyclo-cross.

Will dominated in all his events at the State Track Championships last year, which lead to his selection on the State team for Junior National Track Championships.

Will is the current SA U15 State cyclo-cross champion.

On the road, William is currently leading the SA State Road Series, with wins at the U15 Centrals/South Coast Junior Tour, Berri criterium, silver at the State Criterium Championships and podium placings in several other events both here in SA and Victoria.

Maddie Wasserbaech

Maddie is 14 years old and has been riding with PACC since 2018. She took part in her first cyclo-cross race on a little steel kids’ bike.

Maddie was first in the State CX Championships for women under 15s last year and recently came second in B grade women and came third overall of the National CX Series last year.

Maddie us a regular participant at the PACC Tuesdays and Thursday training sessions at Hanson Reserve Velodrome.

Recently Maddie took part in the Wirtgen Junior Tour. It was her first experience of high-level racing against girls from South Australia and Western Australia. A fourth place in the time trial stage has sparked her motivation to train hard and one day become a top-class rider.

Photo: Left to Right- Maxwell, Tayte, Will and Maddie.

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