Scratch markers go back to back
The back markers are hitting their straps, taking out the major spoils two weeks running in the Tinwald Cycling Club, Templeton Motors, 65km handicap event around the Wakanui – Haketere course on Sunday.
A dominate display from the four scratch riders saw them charge through the field, finding the front inside the final 10km.
Oliver Davidson produced a solid ride to lead in his co-markers and claim the victory.
Hayden Jefferson backed up last week’s win, securing second place.
Brad Hudson continued his consistent season’s performances, stepping onto the final podium position.
Tony Ward, Kristine Marriott, and Paul Sinclair produced top rides to round out the first six.
Davidson was further rewarded for his efforts, securing fastest time honours riding the distance in 92.16.
The juniors and division 2 tested themselves over 19km.
Penny Marriott showed her potential on the bike taking out a hard win in the junior event.
In a tight finish, Penny saw off the hard charging Jack Templeton, who secured second place and fastest time honours, riding the course in 42.41.
Division 2 honours went to Brain Ellis, securing the victory from Janette Hooper, and Andy Skinner.
Next week all eyes will be on the Mid-Canterbury Championships, raced over 64km around the Wakanui Beach block.
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.