Marshall hits form

Matt Marshall has hit a rich vein of form, having taken the chocolates the previous week he has gone back to back, claiming victory in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, 45km handicap event around the roads of Methven on Sunday.

His efforts saw him lift the Peach Cup and the winner’s ribbon.

With several bunches coming together on the bell lap, the charge was on to find the front of the race. This proved to be the case with the winning bunch catching the front markers inside the last 4km.

Marshall made the decisive first move in the sprint to the line with Kristine Marriott jumping out of the pack to secure second place.

Mark Summerfield finished off the race strongly to claim the final podium position.

Paul Sinclair, Ross Templeton, and Rob Hooper rounded out the top half dozen.

Scratch marker Hayden Jefferson continued his good form securing fastest time honours, covering the distance in a slick 64.46.

Co-markers Tony Ward and Brad Hudson secured second and third time.

The juniors and division 2 contested a 15km handicap event.

Zoe Spillane rode a super race to take the win. Zac Brookland keep the pressure on for the entire race to claim second spot, holding out his older brother Mitch, who charged into third place and in doing so took fastest time honours, riding the distance in 29.24.

Harriot Sutton secured division 2 victory in a close finish with Janette Hooper.

Next week the Club will contest a 48km handicap event around the Wakanui block.

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