Chapman brothers – One, Two
It was a Chapman brothers quinella in Tinwald Cycling Club’s penultimate event of the season on Sunday, the Templeton Motors , 65km handicap event raced around the Wakanui – Hakatere 7 rises course.
The brothers settled into their work early ensuring that the chasing bunches weren’t going to catch them.
Simon Chapman pulled clear in the final 12km to take the victory and lift the trophy.
Paul Chapman battled bravely in a solo bid to keep the charging field at bay, getting to the line in second with time to spare.
Wayne Clement put in another top shelf performance to claim third place and secure fastest time honours riding the course in 98.10.
Tony Ward and Steve Hands followed Clement in to take fourth and fifth along with second and third time respectively.
Brad Hudson took six place with seventh place getter Kristine Marriott securing the fastest women spoils.
Gary Weston found himself at the busy end of the race and lifted a race bonus prize, being the first over 55 years of age rider home.
The juniors and division 2 contested at 18km handicap event.
Ethan Stainger rounded out a great summer of racing taking the win and also third fastest time honours.
Chloe Kiesanowski showed plenty of heart getting pipped on the line but was rewarded with the second place spoils.
Jake Marshall stormed into third place and in doing so took second fastest time.
Fourth place getter Ashton Stainger lifted fastest time honours covering the distance in 36.19.
Paige Kiesanowski and Lily Davidson rounded out the top six.
Sue Templeton held out the chasing group to take division 2 spoils, with Liz Wylie and Andy Skinner taking the final two podium positions.
Next Saturday Mid Canterbury titles will be up for grabs in the final race of the season, a 60km handicap event around the Wakanui Beach block.