Fyans Creek 43.5km Handicap
Sunday 15th April 2018
Steve Monks, Frank Kean, Peter Wemyss and Sean Prins
5 minnutes 45 sec
Drew Herd, Aidan Leahy and Danny Monaghan
8 minutes 30 sec
Dean Hayward, Tony Lloyd and Peter Parnaby
22 minutes 30 sec
Kevin Grellet and Peter Mayo.
1st Danny Monaghan
2nd Aidan Leahy
3rd Drew Herd
Limit - 29.2kph
2nd scratch -
Scratch - 39.18kph
How the Race Unfolded.
A strong westerly wind pushed the riders out to the turn, and provided a challenge on the return journey. The limit riders managed to average just over 29kph to the turn, but were down on both of the next 2 bunches.
Aidan Leahy, riding second scratch, was on fire, and blew the race apart, aided by Danny Monaghan and Drew Heard. They pick up the second scratch riders just over the Sandbar Hill on the return journey, with about 10km to go, then the limit riders on McKrackens Hill, with about 6km to go.
The second scratch bunch went on to win, with Danny Monaghan just pipping Leahy on the line, to take the win from Leahy and Drew Heard.
Scratch finished 2 minutes later with Frank Kean taking fastest time.
Danny Monaghan - 1 hour 12 minutes 10 seconds
Average speed of 36.16kph
Frank Kean - 1 hour 8 minutes 30 seconds
Average speed of 38.1kph
Strongish west to north westerly wind.