Hudson takes the win

Brad Hudson sent a warning out to riders leading up to next weeks Club Championships taking victory in Tinwald Cycling Club's, Davidson's Refrigeration and Electrical Ltd, 50km handicap event around the Swamp Road block on Sunday.

Competitors had to contend with wet roads and rain at the top of the course and fine dry roads at the start-finish.

Hudson and his co-markers rode through the field finding the front inside the last 2km, setting up a large bunch sprint.

It was Hudson who found the line the strongest to hold out a game challenge from Christchurch visitor Jono Gee with Nigel Douglas storming into third place.

Matt Marshall and Ross Templeton rounded out the top five.

Hudson was also rewarded for his efforts riding the course in 75.20 to secure fastest time honours from co-markers Gee and Michael Templeton.

The juniors and Division 2 contested a 16km handicap event.

Connie Davidson rode well off the front to keep all the chasing riders at bay and take the victory. Caitlin Titheridge continued her good form to secure second place. Ben Sutton took the final podium position and in doing so secured fastest time honours riding the distance in 28.43. Ryan Jackson and Cameron Prattley were hot on their heals in fourth and fifth spots.

Drew Titheridge bet all comers to take Div 2 honours.

Next week the Club will hold their Club Championships around the Wakanui Beach block.        

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