Power Adds Another
Win to List
19th April 2009
autumn morning greeted Grampian cyclists as they
tackled Horsham’s Polkemmet circuit on Sunday
as the race progressed, the light southerly breeze
shifted to the east and strengthened, ensuring the
homeward bound leg would be a true test of stamina.
Monaghan appeared to be well handicapped on 6 minutes
30 seconds, having recently returned from ski-instructing
and mountain bike riding at altitude in Colorado.
set off at a solid pace, in company with Alan Barnett
and Stuart King in an attempt to reel in the 11 minute
30 second markers Meg Parnarby, Tom Eldridge, Les
Power and Peter Mayo, who were working well together
over the undulating circuit.
race progressed, the hard-riding scratch bunch of
Frank Kean, Steve Monks, Tim Schneider, Daryl Elliot
and Drew Heard had claimed second scratch markers
Dean Hayward, Gerard O’Brien,
Leon Gibson and Peter Blair on the approach to Natimuk
Lake, after this bunch had lost Gibson earlier on
due to a puncture.
group maintained a high pace on the homeward leg,
but failed to close within sight of the leaders.
Approaching the finishing line, the limit markers
had to pull out all stops to hold off the flying
Danny Monaghan, with Les Power taking out the sprint
ahead of Mayo and Monaghan.
took fastest time honours in 1 hour 24 minutes and