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Schneider Wins Xmas Handicap
Fyans Creek, Sunday 6th December 2009

  Tim Schneider

With almost the entire field contesting the charge to the line, scratch rider Tim Schneider blasted his way to victory to take out the Grampians Vets Christmas Handicap, held last Sunday.

The race was conducted over a 44km circuit near Halls Gap, completing a lap of Lake Lonsdale.

Schneider, along with fellow scratch riders Frank Kean, Peter Wemyss and Danny Monaghan took full advantage of the calm mild conditions, setting a sizzling pace to overhaul the 2 minute riders Gerard O’Brien, Drew Heard, Dean Hayward and Sean Prins soon after the half way mark.

Further ahead, 4 minute riders Tony Lloyd, Peter Parnaby, Geoff Richards and Alan Barnett had reeled in 7 minute riders Peter Mayo, Les Power and Tom Eldridge half way along the Sandbar Road, and had 10 minute riders Meg Parnaby and Damian Rabl in their sights. Only limit rider Larry Bales was still well clear.

The whole field came together soon after McCracken’s Hill, with about 12km to go, and over the last 5 kilometres there were repeated attempts by various riders to break away, but all attempts were quickly chased down.

Half way down the final straight the pace really picked up, with Schneider using his strength and speed to break clear and take the victory by 2 bike lengths from Alan Barnett, with Peter Parnaby third and Drew Heard fourth.

Schneider also recorded the fastest time of the day, of 1 hour 7 minutes, with an average speed of about 40kph.

End of year presentations saw Sean Prins named Most Improved Rider, and Drew Heard earned both Rider of the Year as well as taking out the Aggregate. Gerard O'Brien was runner up in the Aggregate.

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Peter Mayo

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

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