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Scratch Charges to Victory
Concongella - Campbells Bridge 53km Handicap
Sunday 27th February 2011

  Peter Wemyss

Hard work by the scratch riders early in the race was the key to their victory last Sunday, when they swept through the field to take out the Grampians Vets 53 kilometre handicap.

Due to a forced change of venue due to road works on the Greenhole Road, the race started from Concongella, with the first leg out to Greens Creek, across to Campbells Bridge, then back to Concongella through the outskirts of Stawell.

Scratch riders Dean Hayward, Frank Kean and Peter Wemyss put in the hard yards early in the race, with the intention of catching the 5 minute riders as soon as possible, a task they accomplished after about 38 kilometres. As they passed they picked up Geoff Richards, Brian Howlett, Tony Lloyd and Tony Rathgeber, with Richards and Howlett able to contribute to the chase.

Thus reinforced, they set off after the limit riders Linda Howlett, Meg Parnaby, Peter Mayo and Damian Rabl, who were still 3 and a half minutes in front.

However, the head wind back to Stawell was taking its toll on the limit riders, and the chasing bunch was making big inroads into their lead, eventually catching them on the hill back into Stawell. Towards the end of the long climb the scratch riders broke free again, leaving the rest of the field scattered behind them.

After quickly covering the remaining few kilometres, the 3 scratch riders were still together approaching the line. Frank Kean did the honours and led the other two out, with Peter Wemyss managing to hold off Dean Hayward in a closely fought finish.

Wemyss also recorded the fastest race time of 1 hour and 25 minutes, an average speed of 37.1kph.










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