Heard Powers to another Win
Noradjuha 50km Handicap
Sunday 28th February 2010
Grampians cyclists tackled the out-and-back
Horsham/Noradjuha course on Sunday.
gusty southerly winds ensured a tough race, as riders
battled side winds for much of the distance.
usually favour the scratch markers, and so it was to
be, but not without a spirited effort from the 12 minute
limit bunch of Meg Parnaby, John McIntyre and Damian
Rabl, who battled hard and held the lead until the
With Danny Monaghan driving his co-markers
Drew Heard, Gerard O’Brien, Daryl Elliot and
Sean Prins, the scratch bunch maintained high speeds
throughout the race, picking up Peter Mayo, Tony Lloyd
and Alan Barnett, and then the 8 minute markers Tom
Eldridge, Tony Rathgeber and Les Power on the run home.
hard riding bunch then reeled in the limit markers
inside the last kilometre, and settled in to fight
out the finish. O’Brien led out the sprint, but
Heard managed to edge in front to win by centimetres
on the line, with Elliott coming home in third place.