Wemyss Leads Scratch
Armstrong 49km Handicap
Sunday 30th January 2011
Grampians Vets cyclist Peter Wemyss
took the hills in his stride, leading the scratch riders
to victory in the 49 kilometre handicap last Sunday.
over 7 laps of the short Armstrong course, Wemyss was
the main powerhouse behind the bunch, and with the
assistance of Rod Hetherington and Peter Parnaby, had
the 3 minute riders Tony Lloyd, Stuart King, Tom Eldridge
and Glenn Ford in their sights half way through the
the limit riders Meg Parnaby, Shirley Hetherington,
Peter Mayo and Les Power were still well clear.
it was on the hills that the real differences between
the bunches became apparent. With Peter Wemyss doing
some massive turns at the front up the hills, the scratch
riders managed to reel in the 3 minute riders soon
after the middle of the race, picking up King and Ford
as they passed.
Charging on, they caught the limit
riders on the turn for the final lap, with Wemyss going
on to take out the sprint for a well earned victory,
ahead of Glenn Ford and Rod Hetherington.
recorded the fasted race time of 1 hour and 22 minutes,
averaging about 35.9kph for the hilly course.