August Race Report

By 25 November 2019 News

A beautiful morning at Heffron, no wind, clear skies and warm in the sun.

First off a big thanks to the volunteers who made the race happen today. Without these people there would be no podiums, so they are the real winners… Thanks Rose, Rudy, Richard, Georgia and of course Duggo.

In the racing there were 4 Staminade ladies on the start line and they decided a one lap deficit at the start as a handicap would be a good idea. A few laps in and a B grade bunch that were rolling turns and working solidly together proved it was less of a good idea.

Sue Henry once again showed she is a force to be reckoned with taking out the win, with Georgia Whitehouse finishing as the fastest rider, with the catch never happening.

1st Sue Henry (RBCC)
2nd Victoria McNeill (SUVelo)
3rd Lynda Behan (SXCC)
Fastest: Georgia Whitehouse (Suvelo)

In the mens field there were good size bunches and the A grade race was lively with a few attacks that got a gap, but never.

The racers seem to be getting younger, with some up and comers keeping the old men of the bunch on their toes.

In the sprint at the finale it was Jonno Cridland who looked as though he might have the best of them, making sure Jack Bennett had to work very hard to come around him and win on the line.

1st Jack Bennett (RBCC)
2nd Jonno Cridland (SXCC)
3rd Leo Yip (SUVelo)
Prime – Alex Durrant-White

In B grade there was the customary tough racing but staying together.

At least this appeared to be the case until they rounded the last corner and Rudy Moury was was clear of the bunch behind that were sprinting for second.

1st Rudy Moury (SUVelo)
2nd Andy Matthews (SUVelo)
3rd & Prime – Michael Collings (Peloton Sports)

In C Andrew Lawson showed he was the strongest sprinter, taking out the win with time to

1st Andrew Lawson (Sydney CC)
2nd & Prime – Matt Hale (SUVelo)
3rd Con Karantonis (RBCC)

Racing again next month in the new hands of Baz Doosey. Good luck to Baz taking over the reins and thanks for all the support over the last year. Keep helping out your clubs and keep club racing going. Without it our licences don’t seem to be worth too much at the moment.