Monaghan Time Trial King
Horsham Time Trial and Graded Scratch Races
Sunday 29th November 2009
riders lined up for the 8km time trial, around the
Three Bridges circuit at Horsham.
started at the Fultons Road/Three Bridges Road intersection,
and headed out along the Three Bridges Road before
turning left into a stiff wind on the Noradjuha Road.
They then turned back towards the start along Carmichael
Monaghan revealed his shiny new time trial bike,
complete with full carbon rear wheel, then went on
to post the fastest time of the day with 13 minutes
flat. Next best was Tim Schneider with 13 minutes
36 sec followed by Gerard O’Brien
with 13 minutes 59 seconds and Drew Heard with 14
minutes 5 seconds.
were Peter Parnaby - 14 min 21 sec, Alan Barnett
- 14 min 25 sec, Tony Lloyd - 14 min 44 sec, Daryl
Elliott - 15 min 3 sec, Peter Mayo - 15 min 12 sec,
Meg Parnaby - 15 min 32 sec, Les Power - 15 min 34
sec, Damian Rabl - 15 min 48 sec, Larry Bales - 18
min 18 sec.
then lined up for a 28 kilometre scratch race. Riders
headed towards Noradjuha, then completed two laps
of the Plush Hannans circuit before returning to
the Walshes Road Bus Shelter.
riders Drew Heard, Tim Schneider, Alan Barnett, Gerard
and Danny Monaghan were first away, with O’Brien
trying to break clear on one of the laps through
the hills. However, he gained a lead of about 60
metres, before Monaghan and Schneider closed the
gap down again. So in the end it came down to the
sprint, with Heard first across the line ahead of
riders Peter Mayo, Peter Parnaby, Tony Lloyd and
Daryl Elliott rode reasonably sedately, leaving the
fight to the final sprint. Lloyd got a flying start,
and was not headed, with Elliott crossing the line
riders Les Power, Meg Parnaby, Damian Rabl, and Tom
Eldridge also rode sedately until the sprint, with
Power crossing the line ahead of Eldridge.
Bales took out the D grade event in fine style.
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