Shipcott Shows his Form
Mount Dryden Time Trial
Sunday 18th March 2012
Cool windy conditions last Sunday did not phase Ararat cyclist Jason Shipcott, who scorched over the Grampians Vets 12 kilometre time trial course to record the fastest time of the day.
Having only recently taken up racing, Jason showed he is already a force to be reckoned with, recording 17 minutes 52 seconds to average 40.3kph over the out and back course. This is even more impressive when you think that he had to slow to near walking pace at the mid point turn, with such a drop in pace making a big difference to an average speed over such a short distance.
Last years winner Crystal Wemyss also put in a great effort to take 15 seconds off her last years time, to record a time of 18 minutes 16 seconds, an average speed of 39.4kph. Danny Monaghan was next with 38.9kph and Geoff Richards with 38.5kph, both also recording better times than last year.
After the time trials the 17 strong field was divided into 3 divisions for graded scratch races. These were held over a 32 kilometre out and back course along the Greenhole and Sandbar Roads near Lake Lonsdale.
Jason Shipcott also made his presence felt in the A grade event, but left too much out along the course and was out sprinted by a more experienced Peter Wemyss, with Danny Monaghan second and Steve Monks third.
Daryl Elliott showed a good turn of speed to take out the B grade event from Wayne Klauss and Drew Heard.
In the C grade event, Laura White tested her legs breaking clear on the first hill, and stayed clear until well into the race. However the effort took its toll and Tony Lloyd took out the sprint from Tom Eldridge with White third.
Download the Time Trial Results HERE ...