Jefferson sets early season mark
The back markers proved too strong, riding through the field to claim the major spoils in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, Ashburton Contracting Limited, Small Business Accounting, 32km handicap event around the Wakanui Beach block on Sunday.
Hayden Jefferson continues to impress, seeing off the challenges of his co-markers to secure the victory and fastest time honours, riding the distance in 45.50.
Tony Ward was hard on his heels, taking second place, with Nigel Douglas showing good early season form in third.
Larry Neal produced an eye catching ride from the middle marks to take fourth place.
Nick Grijns and Marty Cuttle should be happy with their afternoons work, rounding out the top six.
The juniors and division 2 contested a 16km handicap event.
Cooper Spillane had a day to remember, holding on gamely to take the win.
Zac Brookland charged into second place with a strong ride.
Ryan Gallagher, having his first taste of Sunday road cycling, showed he will be amongst the prizes this season, securing third place honours.
Christchurch visitor Caitlin Murray had a great ride to take fourth place.
Maddi Lowry covered the course in 27.56 to lift fastest time honours and fifth place.
Andy Skinner found the finish line first, to take division 2 honours.
Next week the Club will contest a 38km handicap event on the Wakanui-Hakatere course.