Jefferson lays down mark
Hayden Jefferson laid down the challenge to the back markers that he will be the one to beat for fastest time honours in the Mid-Canterbury Cycling Championships to be held in two week’s time.
Jefferson and his co-scratch markers rode hard to find the front of the race in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, Calder Stewart, 60km handicap event around the Blackbridge block on Sunday.
Jefferson had too much in the charge to the line to secure the win and fastest time honours, riding the distance in 82.39.
The ever consistent Brad Hudson took second place.
Oliver Davidson continued his great form claiming the final podium position.
Tony Ward, Steve Hands, and Dave Knight rounded out the top six, showing that they won’t be without a chance in a fortnight’s time.
The division 2 riders contested a 20km handicap race.
The Skinner duo of Debbie and Andy took the one two placings, with Brian Ellis and Janette Hooper filling the minor places, in a blanket finish.
Next week the Club will contest its penultimate event, a 65km handicap event around the Wakanui – Hakatere course.
Marshall has final say
Glen Marshall proved too strong in the bunch sprint to take victory in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, Hinds Seed Cleaning, 49km handicap event on Sunday.
With a number of riders in contention coming into the final kilometre, it was anyone’s race.
Marshall took the initiative, leading out strongly and holding off all challenges to the line.
His efforts earned him the 97 year old Boomerang Cup, one of the oldest Cups in the trophy cabinet.
Don Sutton was in the thick of the finish to snare second place.
John Uden produced his best performance of the year to take the third place spoils.
Andrew Shepherd, Ronnie Campbell, and Brent Kircher rounded out the top six.
Tony Ward claimed fastest time honours, riding the distance in 79.11
Co-marker Brad Hudson took second time, with Dave Knight securing third time.
The juniors and division 2 contested a 17km handicap event.
Ethan Titheridge had it all his own way, taking line honours and fastest time, riding the course in 29.46.
It was a Titheridge double with his father Drew, securing the division 2 honours and also recording the fastest time.
Brian Ellis, riding his home course took second place with Janette Hooper coming in third.
Next week the Club will contest a 60km handicap event around the Blackbridge block.
Veterans fight out finish
It was a case of the elder statesmen of the Tinwald Cycling Club fighting out the finish in the Davidson Refrigeration and Electrical, 47km handicap event around the Grahams Road block on Sunday.
The young pup of the group, Brent Kircher had the final say in the charge to the line.
Turning back the clock Kircher timed his sprint to perfection to claim the victory and lift the McElhinney Trophy.
Don Morrison produced his trade mark gutsy ride to secure the second place spoils.
The evergreen Dave Shurrock was in the thick of the finish to claim the final podium position.
Lucy Kirwan dug deep, finding the line strongly to secure fourth place.
Brent Cowie and Gary Weston stormed home to round out the top six.
Scratch marker Brad Hudson recorded the fastest time honours, riding the course in 68.49.
Co-markers Oliver Davidson and Tony Ward secured second and third time respectively.
The juniors and division 2 contested a 16km handicap event.
The juniors also saw a tight finish, with Zoe Spillane getting home in the last push of the pedals to take the win.
Penny Marriott was brave in defeat, securing the second place honours.
Jack Templeton showed plenty of zip to take the third place spoils.
Zach Brookland came in fourth.
Older brother Mitch, riding off the back mark, took fifth place and fastest time honours, covering the distance in 29.45.
Division 2 honours went to Janette Hooper, securing back to back wins.
Brian Ellis took second place with Andy Skinner coming in third.
Racheal Reid, fresh from completing the Coast to Coast, secured fastest time honours.
Next week the Club travels to Hinds to contest a 50km handicap event.