Chapman in form

Paul Chapman made every post a winner on Sunday taking out the Tinwald Cycling Clubs, Templeton Motors, Kelly’s Café and Bar, 65km handicap event around the Wakanui – Hakatere course.

In a good hit out leading into next week’s final race of the season, the Mid-Canterbury Championships, it was Chapman who showed plenty of kick in the bunch sprint to the line to take the victory.

Paul Macfie who is coming into some good form was in the thick of the finish to claim the second place spoils.

Neil Wylie is another who has shown he will be one to watch next week with a solid ride being rewarded with the final podium position.

Nick Grijns again found himself in the thick of the finish to claim fourth spot.

Marty Hyde and Michelle Davidson filled out the top six spots.

Scratch marker Steve Hands secured fastest time honours, riding the distance in 97.44.

Co-markers Tony Ward and Kristine Marriott secured second and third time.  

The junior and division 2 contested a 16km handicap event.

Holly Crawford-Douglas and Tim Reid riding off the front marker proved to strong, with a great ride seeing them keep the chasing riders at bay.

It was Holly who powered away on the line to take the win.

Tom was right on her tail to secure the second place spoils.     

Sarah Gould pulled out a top shelf ride to take third place.

Penny Marriott produced her trade mark gutsy ride to take fourth place and was further rewarded with fastest time honours, covering the course in 35.09.

Little sister Tegan Marriott gave nothing away to secure fifth place with James Reid rounding out the top six.

Debbie Skinner secured division 2 bragging rights from Sue Templeton and Hillary Singlewood.  Kenny Johnston took fastest time.

Next week Mid-Canterbury Championships titles will go on the line in a 64km handicap event around the Wakanui Beach block.

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