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Stuart Still King of the Sprint
Fyans Creek Handicap
Monday 13th June 2011

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Stuart King

After several minor placings in recent events, Horsham cyclist Stuart King led the six minute riders to victory last Monday, taking out the final sprint in the Grampians Vets 44 kilometre handicap.

King, along with fellow six minute riders Tom Eldridge, Richard Clarke and Tony Rathgeber, had to work hard to close down their seven minute deficit on the strong group of limit riders Meg Parnaby, Laura White, John McIntyre, Shirley Hetherington and Peter Mayo. Half way through the race, they had reduced their lead to three and a quarter minutes, with the hill section about to come.

Further back, the scratch riders Drew Gray, Frank Kean, Rod Hetherington and Dean Hayward looked to be struggling to close in on the one and three quarter minute riders Gary Brumby, Wayne Klauss, Brian Howlett, Crystal Wemyss, Drew Heard and Daryl Elliott. At the half way mark they had only reduced the gap by about 30 seconds, but over the 10 kilometre hilly Sandbar Road section managed to pull back the best part of a minute, to leave them just 35 seconds behind.

At this same point, with about twelve kilometres to go, the limit riders still led by a minute and thirty seconds to the six minute riders, with the second scratch bunch a further minute behind.

With a head wind on the final leg back towards Halls Gap, the gaps soon started to close, with the stronger riders making up time more quickly. However, the limit riders still held off the six minute riders until two kilometres from home, when the two bunches combined. At the same time, about 400 metres behind, the scratch riders also combined with the second scratch bunch. However, it was too late to bridge the remaining gap to the leading bunch.

In the final sprint, Stuart King was too strong for the tired Tom Eldridge, with Tony Rathgeber third. The rest of the field was close behind, with Drew Gray taking out the fastest time of one hour, nine minutes and seven seconds.

 


 

 

 

 
     

 

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Fank Kean
along with Peter Wemyss, reeled in the limit riders 1km from the line, with Frank taking out the Landsborough West 50km handicap race win.

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