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Results

Club Races
Stawell Campbells Bridge 50.5km Handicap
Sunday 22nd September 2019

The Field

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  Peter Parnaby

Scratch
Sean Prins, Edwin Irvine, and Frank Kean.

8.15 minutes
Dean Hayward, Peter Parnaby and Anthony Heyward.

21.30 minutes
Kevin Grellet, John McIntyre and Peter Mayo


How the Race Unfolded.
A shifting north easterly to north westerly wind made for fairly tough conditions for most of the race, with the expected tail wind from Campbells Bridge back to the finish not really manifesting to any degree either.

The limit riders were lifted this week by the addition of John McIntyre, and rode well to average 29.27kph to the turn at Campbells bridge, and were still out of sight at the turn, about 4 minutes in front of the middle bunch. Scratch seem to struggle for form all day, and were well down at the Campbells Bridge turn.

On the last leg from Campbells Bridge to Stawell, the middle bunch made up a lot of ground quickly on the hills, and had the limit riders in sight about half way to Stawell. However it still took them until the final hill to get close, and they finally caught the limit riders just before the Moonlight Street turn, with about 500m to go.

Peter Parnaby had the legs to pull away up the final section of the climb to win from Dean Hayward, with Anthony Heyward third after riding superbly all the way in only his second race.

Scratch finished well behind with Frank Kean sprinting well clear to take fastest time from Sean Prins.


Race Results
1st Peter Parnaby
2nd Dean Hayward
3rd Anthony Heyward
4th John McIntyre


Winners Time
Peter Parnaby - 1 hour 30 minutes 18 seconds
Average speed of 33.55kph

Fastest Time
Frank Kean - 1 hour 25 minutes 35 seconds
Average speed of 35.4kph

Averages at Campbells Bridge 35.5km
Limit - 29.27kph
2nd Limit - 33.9kph
Scratch - 35.8kph

Averages at the finish
Limit - 29.13kph
Mid bunch - 33.55kph
Scratch - 35.4kph

 

Weather Conditions
Medium north easterly to north westerly wind.

 





 

     

 

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John McIntyre
Took out the Fyans Creek Handicap from Kevin Grellet and Terri Clarke.

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