Four of the best after tight finishes
Tinwald Cycling Club competitors contested the Canterbury Tree Topping Ltd, 48km, graded scratch race around the Wakanui Beach block on Sunday.
A good field of “A” graders were lead home by the ever improving Kyle Gray who produced a powerful display of riding to clinch victory in the bunch sprint finish.
Gray recorded a time of 69.22 for the distance.
Tony Ward charged into second place with Larry Neal taking the third place spoils.
“B” grade was also decided in a bunch sprint.
Marty Cuttle recorded his best performance of the season, coming out on top with a hard fought win.
Ross Templeton showed he is coming back into some good form taking second place.
Don Sutton clambered up onto the podium in third place.
Paul Chapman also had to dig deep to record the win in a tight finish to take the “C” grade spoils.
The ever consistent Paul Williams secured second place, with last weeks winner Don Morrison claiming third place.
Liz Wylie was rewarded for a top ride with victory in “D” grade. Helen Bancroft was right on her tail in second place with Nigel Leary third.
The juniors and division 2 contested a 16km handicap event.
Sarah Gould dug deep in the charge to the line to take a well-earned win over a good field of juniors.
Charlotte Neal backed up last week’s top effort claiming the second place spoils.
Ryan Gallagher who continues to impress, rode strongly to take third place.
Honor Bradford and Jack Templeton filled fourth and fifth place respectively.
Scratch marker Flynn Turnbull covered the course in 30.03 to take sixth place and record the fastest time.
Kenny Johnston found the front of the race to secure division 2 bragging rights from Nigel Leary, and Debbie Skinner.
Next week the Club will travel across the river to contest a 50km handicap event at Terrace Downs.