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Results

Club Races
Parnaby Breaks Away for Win
Noradjuha 50km Handicap
Sunday 14th November 2010

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  Peter Parnaby

A very small field of dedicated racers turned out for the Horsham event, with the course being reduced from the 60km Noradjuha/Nurrabiel course to the shorter course out to Noradjuha and back, with one lap of the Carmichael’s Road circuit to start with to help make up the distance.

Lone limit rider John McIntyre missed the company of Meg Parnaby, who is away at the National titles in Canberra, but put in a superb effort to battle his way against a moderate head wind out to Noradjuha, turning well clear of the the chasing 3 minute riders Tony Lloyd, Peter Parnaby and Damian Rabl.

It looked at this stage as if McIntyre’s lead would not be enough, and he would be caught half way home, but even though the 3 minute riders were maintaining a good speed, McIntyre was still nowhere in sight on the long flat stretch after the last of the hills on the return journey.

At this point the scratch riders Dean Hayward, Danny Monaghan and Alan Barnett were steadily gaining ground on the 3 minute riders, and at the bridge turn with 5 kilometres to go, were about 250 metres behind. It looked like it would be touch and go as to who would get to the line first.

Coming around a bend about 1 kilometre after the bridge, the 3 minute riders suddenly spotted McIntyre a short distance ahead, and with about 2 kilometres to go, finally overtook him.

At this point, Parnaby was putting everything he had into trying to keep the scratch riders at bay, but Lloyd and Rabl were not able to hold his wheel, so with encouragement from Lloyd, Parnaby made a break for home.

Not normally a strong solo rider, Parnaby kept looking over his shoulder, but the news was good and he crossed the line still well clear of the chasing bunches, with scratch just catching the remaining 3 minute riders right on the line.

Dean Hayward took out second place and fastest time, with Danny Monaghan third.

 

 

 

 

 
     

 

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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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