Hyde battles to victory

Riders battled rising winds and each other in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, White Fox and Jones Lawyers, 45km handicap event around the Dawson’s Road block on Sunday.

Winner Marty Hyde and his co-markers worked well together to ensure they found the front and kept the chasing bunches at bay.

In the push to the line Hyde managed to get a small gap on the sister duo of Amy Ferguson and Nicole Hands, to claim the victor's spoils.

Ferguson, for the second time this season, got the better of her sister, to secure second place, edging Hands into third.

Mark Smitheram produced a gutsy ride to claim fourth place.

Marty Cuttle, Ross Templeton, and Nick Grijns, who have shown good consistent form in the past weeks, rounded out the top half dozen.

Scratch marker Hayden Jefferson rode the course in 66.26 to take fastest time honours.

Co-markers Tony Ward and Nigel Douglas took second and third time.

A great field of juniors went to the line to contest a 15km handicap ride.

Holly Douglas was rewarded for her tough rides over the past weeks, producing a great effort to secure the win.

The next three place getters were having their first start in a Sunday road event.

Tegan Marriott showed plenty of dash in the charge to the line to secure the second place spoils.

Close on her heels was Sarah Gould, producing a great ride to take the final podium position.

Leah Reid put in a super effort to take fourth place, getting up over fifth place getter Penny Marriott, in the sprint to the line.

Mitch Brookland secured sixth place and third fastest time.

Maddi Lowry continued her good form, riding the distance in 26.58 to secure fastest time honours. 

Zoe Spillane claimed second fastest time.

Kenny Johnstone took division 2 honours with Rachel Reid coming in second and in doing so secured fastest time.

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

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