I competed in the Victorian Track Championships this weekend, in the Kilo and the Sprints. The Kilo was on Saturday. There were 14 entrants. 10 of us were from Victoria. A lot of serious folks weren't there. I did it in 1.14.04, which was about ten seconds off the podium, but still a long way from last. Without looking at the results, I'd say that I ended up being sixth or seventh in the state. That's a bit ridiculous.
The ridiculousness continued in the Sprints this morning. There were 12 entrants. 4 of us were from Victoria. The rest were from the US, New Zealand or the Malaysian national team. We had to qualify by doing a flying 200. I set a PB (12.04) but was a bit pissed off that I didn't break 12 seconds. After qualifying was done we sat down and waited to see who would be riding the Sprints. It was a bit of a surprise to see that at the Victorian Track Championships there were no Victorians riding at all. Not one. In fact, Gideon Massie from the US won the Gold Medal for Victorian Sprint Champion. He must've been confused. I know I was a bit confused when I discovered that I had set the second fastest time by a Victorian.
Cyclesport Victoria, you know my address. I expect my medal in the next few days.