Ward has final say
Tony Ward scooped the major spoils in Tinwald Cycling Clubs, 45km handicap event around the Methven block on Sunday.
In doing so he lifted the Dean Cooksley Memorial trophy along with the fastest time ribbon.
With lifting winds it was made for the back markers to make their way through the field and this proved to be the case.
Ward and his co-markers found the front inside the final 5km, with the result hinging on who had enough sting in their legs to finish off the sprint.
Ward found the line strongly to take victory, recording a time of 70.46. Oliver Davidson charged into second place and lifted second fastest time honours. Steve Hands secured the final podium position and third time.
Wayne Clement produced a solid ride to take fourth spot.
Steve Caldwell and Dave Knight tamed the conditions to round out the top six.
Caitlin Titheridge showed her growing potential in the sport, securing the women’s fastest time ribbon in her first season in the senior ranks.
Janette Hooper took division 2 honours.
Next week the Club travels to Rakaia to contest a 50km handicap event.