FedUni WestVic Academy of Sport athlete and Bacchus Marsh Grammar student, Graeme Frislie, was crowned Men’s U19 Champion of Champion’s at the Australian Track Cycling National Championship at the Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane on the weekend.
Frislie, a current Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) scholarship holder, was simply outstanding across several races, winning two Individual Gold medals in the 1km Time Trial and Scratch Race and a further two Team Gold medals by claiming the Team Pursuit and the Madison. Frislie had already won the Gold medal in the Omnium National Championship in October last year.
Frislie,18, and studying Year 12 at Bacchus Marsh Grammar, won the Men U19 Time Trial 1000m Final by producing a blistering 4 laps, winning in a time of 1:03.582. In the Men U19 Scratch Race 10km Final, Frislie again reigned supreme, completing the race in a time of 11:54.76 defeating opponents from New South Wales and ACT, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia, on his way to claiming another Gold medal.
In the Team Pursuit Final, Frislie and his fellow Victorian riders’ claimed the Gold medal by defeating Queensland in a time of 4:07.679.
Whilst in the Men U19 Madison 30km Final, Frislie combined with fellow Victorian, Bill Simpson, to defeat Western Australia and New South Wales teams over 120 laps, claiming the Gold medal in a time of 35:07.34
FedUni WestVic Academy of Sport Executive Officer, Corey Saitta, said, “We are thrilled for Graeme and his family. Graeme is a committed, disciplined and skilful athlete. Despite his recent outstanding results he remains humble and unassuming and determined to continue to improve ahead of the 2019 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships in August in Frankfurt, Germany”.