Heard Wins Rifle Butts Short Course
Rifle Butts Short
- Sunday 19th July 2009
Veteran Cyclists tackled Horsham’s Rifle Butts
46km circuit on Sunday, with the new start/finish
line at Walsh’s Rd.
strengthening north west wind provided assistance
to riders on the outward leg, and Tony Rathgeber,
in company with Kieran Schneider as a guide, used
his 9 minute handicap to set up a good lead.
3 and a half minute bunch of Allan Barnett, John McIntyre
and Peter Mayo also maintained a good tempo, but
the hard-riding scratch bunch of Tim Schneider, Gerard
Daryl Elliott and Drew Heard had them in sight across
Rifle Butts Rd, and quickly closed the gap after
turning into the headwind along the Henty Highway.
combined bunch picked up Rathgeber at Bungalally, and
settled into a steady rhythm towards Haven. On turning
into Golf Course Rd, Elliott launched an attack with
on his wheel, and the pair were quickly joined by
Heard, putting a large gap on the chasing field.
Elliott dropped back to the chasers, it was a race
in two, with Heard edging out O’Brien
on the line. Elliott won the bunch sprint