Marriott has last say

The shake down has started 2 weeks out from Tinwald Cycling Club’s end of season blue ribbon event, the Mid Canterbury Championships.

Kristine Marriott’s sprinting prowess came to the fore on Sunday when she took victory in the Calder Stewart, 60km handicap event around the Blackbridge block.

Marriott got up by the barest of margins in a photo finish with Matt Marshall, who is hitting form at the business end of the season.

Rob Hooper found the line strongly in the charge to the line to secure the third place spoils.

Jamie Smitheram who continues to improve every week took fourth place.

Kev Opele and Roger Wilson were in the thick of the finish to round out the top six spots.

Scratch marker Tony Ward secured fastest time honours riding the distance in 90.08.

Steve Hands and Kristine Marriott secured second and third fastest times respectively.

The juniors and division 2 contested a 20km handicap event. 

Leah Reid had a great day securing the win and taking fastest time honours for good measure.

Leah rode the distance in 44.52.

Holly Crawford-Douglas had an awesome race to take the second place spoils.

Hilary Singlewood dug deep to take the victory in division 2, keeping the fast finishing Kenny Johnston at bay. 

Next week the Club will contest the penultimate race of the season, a 65km handicap event around the Wakanui – Hakatere course.

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