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On this page we will keep you up to date on what is happening in the world of DeckedOut Coaching.

It may be the results of the team riders, or one of the coached riders. Check regularly to see what is happening locally or around the world as riders strive to achieve.

Or it could be just general news, updates to coaching programs or changes to shop hours.

Friday, March 5
It has been a while between updates but that doesn't mean that not much has been happening.

This weekend marks the annual Bendigo Madison weekend, one of the highlights of the Australian track calendar. Racing on the unique D-shaped outdoor track, everybody will be checking the weather forecast for the threat of rain. If you have never seen the race, then why not make the trip this weekend and witness some thrilling events.

DeckedOut coached riders this year include:-

Tim Decker - Dale Parker

George Tansley - Alex Edmonson

Brendan Schulz - Trever Griffiths

Leon van Bon - Miles Olman,

Sam Witmitz - Jarrod Moroni

Kyle Marwood - Thomas Robinson

For the full field and further information browse to Bendigo International Criterium and Bendigo International Madison.

Tuesday, March 2
Mark O'Brien has received a boost to his season with a call up to race the Tour of Langkawi. Read the story here and follow his progress as the race progresses.

Sunday, October 25
We congratulate Zak Dempster on securing a contract with the Rapha-Condor cycling team for 2010. Based in the UK, this will give Zak an opportunity to continue his development in Europe. Read more here.

Saturday, October 24
Riding his final Melbourne-Warrnambool, 2007 winner Tim Decker made the right move to get in the break that went from the gun never to be seen again. Suffering mechanical problems from 60km, he sprinted in the one big ring gear left to snatch 3rd from a select group of riders. Other riders participating were Matthew Benson, Jamie Crass, Dave Fairburn, Adrian Hanson, Tim Hucker, James Ibriham, Brendan Schultz and Miles Watson.

Wednesday, October 21
Competing at the UCI Masters World Track Championships in Sydney, Dave Fairburn achieved 12th places in the Time Trial and Pursuit with personal bests, and reached the final of the scratch race with 3rd in the heats, and finsihing 14th overall.

Sunday, October 18
The Victorian Schools Cycling Champs took place in Lygon Street this weekend, with success to two of our local juniors. Our new State Champions are Robert Oakenfull (M15), and Imogen Jelbart (W17)

Sunday, October 4
Next week sees a big change in the life and career of Decked Out coach Tim Decker. His move to South Australia Institute of Sport (SASI) as Head Coach, is recognition of his growing status as a coach. We all wish him every success in hi new venture. Decked Out Coaching will continue to support local and other riders achieve their goals in cycling.

Sunday, September 13
Competing in the Australian Junior Road Championships in Canberra, George Tansley showed his form with a silver in the criterium, following frustrating results in the time trial and road race.

Sunday, August 16
The Australian junior team continued their fine performances finishing with 7 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze on the track in addition to the road medal of Luke. Michael Hepburn's Worldd Record in the pursuit was a dominant performance.

Sunday, August 9
The Australian junior team have made a fantastic start to the World Junior Championships in Moscow, with strong performances in the Time Trial. Supported by coach Tim Decker, Luke Durbridge won the Junior mens title by 2 seconds, and Kendelle Hodges missed out on a medal by just 7/10ths of a second.

The track events commence on Tuesday.

Thursday, July 30
DeckedOut juniors, George Tansley (JM17)and Robert Oakenfull (JM15) have both been named in the Victorian state team announced today. They will both contest the Australian Junior Championships to be held in Canberra on September 11-13. We wish them both good luck.

The selections follow strong performances by both riders this year, with George winning both Road and Time-trial titles in Wangaratta last weekend, and Robert's success in the season long Victorian Junior Aggregate Points Series. Robert won bronze in the time trial, and George came second in the aggregate series.

Saturday, July 4
Fresh from signing for the Drapac-Porsche team, Zak Dempster wasted no time in repaying their faith in him producing a fine second place in his first race for the team. Racing in the 90km Ronde van Wolder criterium in Holland, Zak was second to team-mate Gene Bates, with Mark O’Brien claiming a fifth place as he continues his European racing trip.

Thursday, June 25
Dempster Signs With Drapac Porsche For The Remainder Of 2009
Zak Dempster has signed to race for Drapac Porsche Cycling, the Melbourne based team announced today after receiving final confirmation from cycling’s international governing body the Union Cycliste International (UCI).

Coached by Tim Decker, Zak has been riding in Europe for the past few months. Originally contracted to Cycling Club Bourgas, the past few weeks have been unsettling as the team folded due to financial difficulties. “I am really happy to be back racing in the red colours of the Drapac Porsche Program,” said the 21 year old from Bendigo. “There is real family atmosphere within the team. I believe that this was that best move for me.”

With some major races still to come on this years calendar Dempster has his sights set on The Herald Sun Tour. “The Sun Tour course really suits me this year as there is not too much climbing. A win there would be a great way to repay Drapac Porsche for placing their confidence in me.”

Monday, June 15
The European roads will be a bit busier over the coming weeks with several Bendigo based DeckedOut riders overseas. With Zak Dempster already well established in Belgium, he has now been joined my Mark O'Brien for a few months, with Shaun McCarthy heading over soon. Glenn O'Shea has been in Italy for a while now, having just completed the German Thüringen-Rundfahrt U-23. Riding as part of the AIS team, Glenn helped deliver the win to Jack Bobridge in the U-23 class, as well as stage wins for Jack and Leigh Howard.

Sunday, June 14
Riding from 3rd scratch in the Bendigo Club - Inglewood Classic, Sam Condor got his name on the board with a fine win, following a top ten place in the 3-Day Tour last week. His group held off all the following markers and overhauled the longer markers before the finish.

Sunday, June 14
Riding the Shepparton Junior Tour, DeckedOut riders showed some excellent form thiss weekend.

George Tansley won the A grade, with a win on the 50km road race (Stage 1) followed up with 4th in 15km TT (Stage 2), and 3rd in the 60km road stage (Stage 3).

Liam Harland won B grade winning all 3 stages.

Robert Oakenfull rode well to take out the overall honours in A Grade

Aidan Bowe took honours in the B grade with Thomas Grant in 2nd spot.

Monday, June 8
After 20 years of trying, Tim Decker finally scored his first Bendigo Club 3-Day Tour win. Riding agressively from the start, he secured the win by attacking during the criterium and taking sufficient sprint time bonuses on top of the time gap he maintained over the previous Tour leader. Mark O'Brien also moved up a place by virtue of his criterium attack, which provided him with a confidence builder before he jets off to Europe this week.

Sunday, June 7
DeckedOut riders were in fine form during the Bendigo Club 2-Day Junior Tour. Winning 4 of the 5 stages, George Tansley dominated the 15-17 grade. Equally impressive were Liam Harland with 4 stage wins in the 15-17 B grade, and Aiden Bowe with 3 stage wins in the 15-17 C grade.

Sunday, May 31
Kyle Marwood made the trip from Melbourne to score a well deserved win in the Bendigo Club Marong-Wedderburn race. Riding off scratch, his group demolished the field, and with a final attack leading into Wedderburn, Kyle sealed the win. Shaun McCarthy also got a top 6 place.

Sunday, May 24
James Ibrahim did the ride of his life to win the Bendigo Club RR Championships today. Taking place on the tough Somerset Park circuit with 16 climbs of Bennetts Hill, he maintained his place in the small group that remained to contest the last lap. With just a few kilometres to go, he seized the moment and maintained a painful gap to the chequered flag. Shaun McCarthy, Tim Hucker and Tim Decker were the other survivors of the race, with just 7 finishing.

Sunday, Mar 22
It was a DeckedOut 1-2 at the Tony McCaig memorial criterium in Eaglehwak today. Jamie Crass continued his return to form, outsprinting Tim Decker from the 4 man break to take the win.

Tuesday, Mar 17
Sad news for Glenn O'Shea to learn that he has chicken pox and has been forced to withdraw from the Australian team heading to the World Track Championships in Poland.

On a brighter note we wish success to the riders heading to Adelaide to contest the Australian Junior Track Championships this weekend. We will bring you details of results as soon as we have them.

Thursday, Mar 12
Tim Decker and Sam Crome were the very worthy winners of the Bendigo Cycling Club madison championships tonight. With David Pell/Brad MacCallum in 2nd spot and David Maltby/George Tansley in 3rd place, it was a successful night for the Under-17 coached riders.

Sunday, Mar 08
DeckedOut Coaching had a very successful weekend at the Bendigo Madison Carnival, with consistent performances. Top of these was the win by Glen O'Shea and Leigh Howard in the Bendigo Madison repeating their performance of last year. Both riders came close in the Golden Mile Wheelrace, just being edged out by the winner Brendan Schulz. Such is the success of Decked Out Coaching that 10 of the riders that competed are coached in some way by Tim Decker who also rode his 15th event.

Tuesday, Feb 24
DeckedOut Coaching riders Tim Ralton and George Tansley are congratulated for tonight winning the Senior and U-17 Track Championships respectively for 2008/09. Both riders won the final round of the Championship with excellent rides in the time trial in testing conditions.

Sunday, Feb 22
Riding his first professional 6-day race Glen O'Shea achieved a terrific 4th place overall riding with Leigh Howard. Riding the Lotto 6 - Daagse Hasselt in Belgium, they were just one lap behind the winners Kenny de Ketele and Bruno Risi, winning some of the individual events allong the way. Final day results.

Sunday, Feb 22
At the Ararat Carnival yesterday DeckedOut Coaching riders were again in the mix. Adrian Hansen won the Keirin and Wheelrace finals and scored a 2nd in the 50 lap scratch. Jackson McCallum rode well to finish 2nd in the wheelrace just behind Adrian, and added the C grade scratch race for good measure. George Tansley gained 2nd in the junior scratch race.

Sunday, Feb 15
DeckedOut Coaching and local Bendigo riders enjoyed great success in the Austral Track Carnival yesterday.

George Tansley got so close to winning the Junior Austral with his 2nd place, after easily winning his heat, and added a win in the Future Stars Points race.

Imogen Jelbart scored a win in the Womens Future stars scratch race and also narrowly missed taking the U-17 Flying 200m record from Kerrie Meares.

Toni Abbisogni scored a 2nd in the Womens Future Stars Points race and followed up with a 3rd in the scratch race.

Tim Decker rode well in the elimination race to grab 3rd place against some tough opposition.

For a full list of the results go here for Junior or here for Senior.

Friday, Feb 13
Kyle Marwood was in hot form last night in the CCCC 50km Points Classic at Packer Park. He lapped the field a total of 4 times with another DeckerOut rider Mark O'Brien. Together they made it a two-horse race. With Adrian Hansen in 3rd spot, two laps down, it was a clean sweep by DeckedOut Coached riders.

Saturday, Feb 7
Glen O'Shea again showed what a class rider he is with two medals at the Australian Track Championships in Adelaide. Tonight he clinched the 15km Scratch race beating Jack Bobridge and Richard Lang after the three of them had lapped the field by halfway. Last night he won a closely fought 40km Points race, beating Jack Bobridge by 4 points.

Tim Decker was the Victorian coach and proudly accepted the Robina Joy award on behalf of the Best State Team of the week.

Sunday, Jan 18
Imogen Jelbart showed that she is on form with a Gold medal in the Victorian Junior Track Championships today.

Robert Oakenfull also rode well winning a silver in the U-15 pursuit.

George Tansley won Bronze in the U-17 pursuit.

In the U-17 points race George Tansley scored himself a Gold, as did Toni Abbisogni in the U-17 Womens event.

Robert Oakenfull added another Silver in the U-15 race.

Saturday, Jan 17
Imogen Jelbart started the weekend at the Victorian Junior Track Championships with a Gold in the U-17 Sprint today, winning in two straight rides, plus a Gold in the 500m timetrial.

Friday, Jan 2 - Tues, Jan 6
Shaun McCarthy got the season off to a great start riding very strongly in the Bay Series Mens Support race. With 3 rides in the top 3 and 2 5th places, he dominated the series to take the overall classification. He also featured prominantly in the sprints, demonstrating how aggressivley he rode the series.

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