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Entries can now only be done online. New riders need to have completed 3 club races before you can enter an Open.

Results

Club Races
Stawell - Campbells Bridge 50.5km Handicap
Sunday 23rd August 2015

The Field

  Drew
  Drew Heard

Scratch
Peter Wemyss, Frank Kean, Crystal Wemyss, Edwin Irvine and Geoff Richards.

6:45 Minutes
Tony Lloyd, Dean Hayward and Drew Heard.

16 Minutes
Alan Barnett, Peter Mayo and Meg Parnaby and Kevin Grellet

 

Race Results
1st Drew Heard
2nd Dean Hayward
3rd Tony Lloyd
4th Meg Parnaby

How the Race Unfolded.
Both the limit and middle bunches rode solidly, while the initial scratch and second scratch bunches were combined at the last minute due to cancellations, and proved hard to predict.

The result was the limit and middle bunches battled out the finish. With about 4 kilometers to go, the limit riders still lead by about a minute, and were still just ahead on the outskirts of Stawell at the base of the long climb up into Stawell. At the base of the climb, Meg Parnaby made a solo break and was not caught by the chasing middle bunch until the final turn up towards the finish, with less than a kilometer to go.

Drew Heard was not phased by the long climb, and was too strong for the others in the sprint, taking out the race from Dean Hayward and Tony Lloyd, with Meg Parnaby only about 10 seconds behind in fourth place.

Scratch finished several minutes behind, with Frank Kean sprinting clear up the hill to take fastest time from Edwin Irvine.

Winners Time
Drew Heard - 1 hour 26 minutes 38 seconds
Average speed of 34.97kph

Fastest Time
Frank Kean - 1 hour 23 minutes 02 seconds
Average speed of 36.49kph

Weather Conditions
Very light south east to southerly - almost none at times.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

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Tony Lloyd
Drove the 11 minute riders to victory, then took out the sprint ahead of Meg Parnaby and Les Dunn.

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