Crystal Too Sharp
12km Time Trial
Sunday 10th April 2011
Crystal Wemyss put the men back in
their place last Sunday, clocking the fastest time
in the Grampians Vets 12 kilometre time trial, held
near Mount Dryden.
A good turnout of 19 riders showed
up to test themselves against the clock, with the weather
holding up quite well considering the
With the day serving as a trial
run for those riders competing in the South Pacific
Championships at Easter, Wemyss showed she is in great
shape, averaging 39 kph over the out and back course,
despite having to battle a side to head wind on the
It was her first hit out on a new
dedicated time trial bike, bettering her best time
over the same course on a road bike by 2.5 kph. Next
best, with an average of 38.3 kph, was Danny Monaghan,
also on a time trial bike. In fact, all the first five
riders either used time trial bikes or time trial bars
added to their road bikes.
Geoff Richards produced the next
best time with an average of 38.1 kph, followed by
Steve James with 38 kph, and Peter Weymss with 37.7
The time trial was followed by graded
scratch races over a 30km loop around Lake Lonsdale.
field of five A grade riders left it to the finish
to do battle, with Dean Hayward getting the better
of Peter Weymss and Sean Prins.
With seven riders contesting
the B grade race, Daryl Elliott put the field under
pressure up the Sandbar Hill, about half way through
the race, breaking it into two. Elliott along with
Wayne Klauss, Peter Parnaby and Drew Heard broke clear,
and soon opened out a lead of 200 metres.
put in a heroic solo effort to try to get across, but
ran out of legs half way. In the sprint to the line,
Elliott took out the win from Drew Heard and Wayne
The C grade event went to Damian Rabl,
who took the sprint from Meg Parnaby, with Les Power
coming home third.
for the Time Trial can
be downloaded HERE.