McIntyre Leads Limit Riders Charge
Fyans Creek 44km
Monday 8th March 2010
John McIntyre led the limit markers
charge last Monday, taking out a well deserved win
in the Grampians Vets 44 kilometre Fyans Creek Handicap.
the strong winds forecast did not eventuate, and with
the lighter winds favouring the limit riders, they
took full advantage of their 13 minute start.
McIntyre rode strongly, driving
the limit riders along, ably assisted by Frank Stokes
and Meg Parnaby, the trio staying well clear of the
chasing packs until the closing stages of the race.
7 minute riders Les Power, Peter Mayo, Tom Eldridge
and Crystal Wemyss were caught about half way by the
hard working 4 minute bunch of Alan Barnett, Peter
Parnaby and Stuart King. These two bunches then combined
and with 10 kilometres to go had the limit riders in
Further back the 2 minute riders Sean
Prins, Gerard O’Brien and Daryl Elliott were
struggling to make up ground on the riders in front,
but still kept the 4 scratch riders Frank Kean, Drew
Heard, Danny Monaghan and Peter Wemyss at bay.
the last 4 kilometres the combined 7 and 4 minute riders
were putting in some big turns to try to bridge the
gap to the limit riders, but still fell well short,
with McIntyre taking out the win from Stokes, and Meg
Parnaby coming home third.
Danny Monaghan recorded
the fastest time of the day of 1 hour 9 minutes.