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Shauna Goes Solo
Quarry Road Handicap, Monday 9th June 2008

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Horsham cyclist Shauna Heard scored a well deserved win in the Grampians Vets 47km Quarry Road Handicap, when she broke away to ride solo for the final 15km of the race.

A dedicated training regime has seen Heard go from strength to strength in recent times.

Although threatening rain and cool conditions kept the field to 13 riders, the rain held off, and the cyclists only had lightish winds to content with, conditions that suited the limit markers Shauna Heard and Meg Parnaby.

Riding off 13 minutes, these two were always going to be a difficult challenge for the chasing bunches. After working well together for the first half of the race, Heard was showing out the stronger of the two, and at the start of the Sandbar Road section forged on ahead, only to be caught again by Parnaby some kilometres down the road.

Heard then broke away again on the tough Sandbar Hill, and headed for home.

Meanwhile, 6 minute riders Sean Prins, Peter Mayo, and Susie Ellis were working hard to pull in the lead riders, but were not making much of an impression. Instead they found they had to worry about the 1 minute 30sec riders Tony Lloyd, Leon Gibson, Peter Parnaby and Danny Monaghan, who were closing fast.

These two groups merged briefly on the first of the Mount Drummond Road hills, before Lloyd, Peter Parnaby, and Gibson broke away in pursuit of the two limit riders, who were still not in sight.

Further back, scratch riders Drew Heard, Alan Barnett, Frank Kean and Gerard O’Brien were doing their best to get into the race, but they too were not making much ground on the rest of the field.

After making good time over the remaining hills, the 3 second scratch riders Lloyd, Gibson, and Peter Parnaby had the limit riders in sight, but it was too late. Shauna Heard had too big a lead, and crossed the line well clear of Meg Parnaby, who took second place. Peter Parnaby won the sprint for third from Tony Lloyd.

Gerard O’Brien took out fastest race time of 1 hour, 28 minutes.


 

 

 

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Combined with Kevin Grellet to keep the field at bay, then took out the 43.5km Xmas Handicap.

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