Hard fought win to Davidson
Oliver Davidson’s continued improvement on the bike was evident on Sunday when he secured victory in the “A” grade section of the Tinwald Cycling Club, Paul Wylie Cyclerama, 48km graded scratch event around the Wakanui Beach block.
Davidson had the best of a 4 up sprint, seeing off the challenges of Brad Hudson, Steve Hand, and Tony Ward. The quartet rode the distance in 70.37.
“B” grade spoils went to Ross Templeton in another tight sprint finish.
Templeton timed his final kick to perfection to get over second place getter Richard Kirwan.
Paul Macfie charged into third place, with Craig Roulston continuing his good season form securing fourth spot.
Wayne Whiting put his recent block of training to good use, finding the line the strongest to secure the win in “C” grade.
It was a hard fought win, with Paul Chapman hot on his heels in second place.
Roger Wilson showed plenty of dash to secure third place with Paul Williams in fourth position.
Mark McDonald rode a super race to deservedly secure the major spoils in “D” grade.
Lucy Kirwan matched her husband’s efforts, with a solid ride to take second place.
Kerry Clough was in the thick of the finish securing the final podium position with the ever improving Liz Wylie rounding out the top four.
The juniors and division 2 contested a 16km event.
Jack Templeton rode a super race, to take home the prizes, covering the distance in a good 32.35.
Division 2 was a tight fought affair, with the Skinner stable securing the quinella. Andy took victory, getting the better of his wife Debbie in the charge to the line.
Emma Hudson took third place with fourth place going to Brian Ellis.
Next week the Club travels to the hills to contest a 50km handicap on the Terrace Downs – Coleridge course.