Rob Shaw - The Examiner - 12 May 2017
(Micheal Wilson, Tim O’Shannessey and John Gregory are looking forward to the Australian Masters Games. Picture: Paul Scambler)
Three icons of Tasmanian cycling are set to return to the saddle to represent their state on home soil at the Australian Masters Games.
Between them, Tim O’Shannessey, Michael Wilson and John Gregory reached the peak of Australian track, road and mountain biking and can’t wait to get the competitive juices flowing again when the 16th edition of the biennial sporting event is hosted in Northern Tasmania in October.
O’Shannessey, who won a bronze medal in the team pursuit at the 1996 Olympic Games, is eyeing the pursuit, points or scratch race when Launceston Silverdome hosts the cycling events of the Games, and is also considering tackling the time trial on the road at Ulverstone.
“It should be a good experience and is great for the state. It will be interesting to see how many people support it,” said the 44-year-old security officer on the Spirit of Tasmania....
Photo by MATHEW FARRELL, The Mercury Tasmanian sailor Ted Moule will make his Games debut at the age of 93.
Tim O’Shannessey knows what it takes to compete at the highest level possible and has encouraged cyclists around the country to get on board for the 2017 Australian Masters Games.
If you love getting out for a spin and want to experience grassroots racing with the beautiful backdrop of Tasmania’s North West scenery then enter yourself in the Australian Masters Games.