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Michael Potter, NSW U23 Road Champion Thanks His Home Club

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By Arch - Posted on 29 April 2017

Former club junior and now NSW U23 road champion, Michael Potter, is a fantastic example and role model of the NSCC club values.

At the recent State Road Championships, Michael outclassed a red hot field to take the gold medal in an eye-catching performance, that has earned him a ride in Europe at the top level. The win followed other recent top results with podium at Blayney to Bathurst, and a win at the Bathurst Hill Climb champs.

Michael is a credit to his family and the club and remains ever-humble about his success, like all true champions. Here's an extract of an email I received from Michael

"I'm going away in Europe from the 1st of May. I would like to give my vote (of thanks) to George to continue running the club. He does an incredible job and I would contribute a lot of my results to the work he has done."

Michael's results are truly down to his natural talent, and also the wonderful support from Ray and Ann his parents, and coaching from Junior Director Helmut Vetisch. Michael learned his road craft in Helmut's junior academy and suddenly started causing us older riders to notice him as a talented novice at Beauie, when he started smacking us at club races.

A young man of few words, Michael lets his legs do the talking and is now well established as a key rider in the NRS series - formerly with GPM Stultz and now Team Ultra Racing - he is now balancing university studies with the opportunity to ride in Europe.

On behalf of the committee we wish Michael all the best in Europe and are proud of the fine young man he has become - always ready to recognise the support of others.

The photos here are from Michael's state champs win plus a couple from the archive of his first A grade win at Beauie in 2013.

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