Prins Wins Battle
of the Titans
Noradjuha and return
Sunday 20th June 2010
With the whole field involved in a
closely fought finish, it came down to a battle of
the titans, with powerhouse Sean Prins getting the
better of Drew Heard to take out the Grampians Vets
40km Noradjuha handicap.
Early morning showers kept
some riders away, but the weather had settled to fine
and mild conditions by the time the race started.
off 8 and a half minutes, limit riders Meg Parnaby,
Tom Eldridge and Damian Rabl encountered a light but
steady head wind on the leg from Horsham to Noradjuha,
just enough to make the going more difficult.
turning point at Noradjuha, they still held a 2 minute
advantage over the 2 and a half minute riders Daryl
Elliott, Peter Parnaby, Alan Barnett and Gerard O’Brien.
not far behind, the scratch riders Drew Heard, Sean
Prins and Chris Scott were closing in fast, with all
three bunches coming together over the last of the
hills, with about 8 kilometres to go.
With one kilometre
to go, Chris Scott took the roll of lead out man, lifting
the pace considerably. On his wheel, Peter Parnaby
decided his best chance of beating the stronger riders
was to go slightly early, try and get a break, then
hang on. It almost worked, but he faded just short
of the line, with powerhouses Sean Prins and Drew Heard
blasting past in the final few metres to take out first
and second, closely followed by Gerard O’Brien
in third place.
left to right - Sean Prins, Drew Heard and Gerard
Sean Prins also recorded the fastest
time of the day.