Brookland bags the win
Big fields were the order of the day in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, Brad Hudson Flooring, Mathieson Chartered Accountants, 38km handicap event around the Wakanui – Hakatere course on Sunday.
With 60 riders going to the line in the senior race, the result was wide open.
Shane Brookland proved to be the strongest on the day, who along with his break co-markers found the front of the race inside the last 2km.
Brookland jumped clear in the charge to the line to take the hard earned victory.
Kristine Marriott kicked off her season with a solid ride to secure the second place spoils.
Rob Hooper finished out the race strongly to claim the final podium spot.
Paul Chapman, John Uden, and Paul Sinclair were in the thick of the finish to round out the top six.
Scratch marker Oliver Davidson kicked clear in the charge to the line to secure fastest time honours, riding the course in 53.19.
Co-markers Tony Ward and Nigel Douglas took second and third time respectively.
A great field of juniors contested a 16km handicap event.
Lily Davidson dusted off her bike and opened her seasons account in the best possible way with a win.
Hayden Young put in an awesome effort to hang on by the smallest of margins to secure second place.
Jack Templeton pulled out a top shelf effort to claim the third place spoils.
Brodie Young was hot on his tail in fourth place.
James Reid and Ryan Gallagher rounded out the top six.
Joshua Young made it a good day for the Young stable, securing fastest time honours, riding the distance in 32.10.
Zoe Spillane and Flynn Turnbull took second and third time honours.
Rachel Reid secured the division 2 victory.
Next week the Club will contest a 45km handicap event around the Dawson’s Road block.