Marshall hits form
Matt Marshall has hit a rich vein of form, having taken the chocolates the previous week he has gone back to back, claiming victory in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, 45km handicap event around the roads of Methven on Sunday.
His efforts saw him lift the Peach Cup and the winner’s ribbon.
With several bunches coming together on the bell lap, the charge was on to find the front of the race. This proved to be the case with the winning bunch catching the front markers inside the last 4km.
Marshall made the decisive first move in the sprint to the line with Kristine Marriott jumping out of the pack to secure second place.
Mark Summerfield finished off the race strongly to claim the final podium position.
Paul Sinclair, Ross Templeton, and Rob Hooper rounded out the top half dozen.
Scratch marker Hayden Jefferson continued his good form securing fastest time honours, covering the distance in a slick 64.46.
Co-markers Tony Ward and Brad Hudson secured second and third time.
The juniors and division 2 contested a 15km handicap event.
Zoe Spillane rode a super race to take the win. Zac Brookland keep the pressure on for the entire race to claim second spot, holding out his older brother Mitch, who charged into third place and in doing so took fastest time honours, riding the distance in 29.24.
Harriot Sutton secured division 2 victory in a close finish with Janette Hooper.
Next week the Club will contest a 48km handicap event around the Wakanui block.
Hard Racing Order of the Day
Tinwald Cycling Club took to the roads around the Blackbridge block on Sunday.
The AshburtonOnLine : LL Kirwan and Sons Ltd, graded scratch event saw A and B grade compete over 60km with C and D grade battling it out over 40km.
Hayden Jefferson continued his stellar form securing victory in A grade, riding the distance in 83.46. Brad Hudson and Tony Ward filled the final podium spots.
B grade saw a tight finish with Matt Marshall timing his final kick to the line to perfection, claiming the major spoils.
Mark Summerfield who continues to impress, charged into second place.
The fast finishing Don Sutton took third place.
C grade produced the closest finish of the day with 8 riders in the thick of the finish.
Gene Shurrock had the final say to take a well-deserved win, cycling the course in 64.00.
Craig Roulston continued his good run of form to sneer second place with Paul Summerfield rounding out a good day for the Summerfield stable taking third place.
Nigel Chatterton rode strongly to secure D grade honours, seeing off the challenge of second place getter Dave Shurrock in a tight finish.
Lucy Kirwan stormed into third place.
The juniors and Division 2 contested a 20km handicap event.
Alex Holmes secured his second victory of the season with a solid ride in blustery conditions. Ethan Titheridge who continues to impress, took second place and fastest time honours, riding the distance in 33.17. Brooke Wylie pulled out a top shelf ride to secure third place.
Gary Weston took the division 2 spoils.
Next week the Club with travel to Methven to contest a 45km handicap event.
Paul Chapman had the final say in the charge to the line to claim victory in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, NBS, Niagara Saw Milling, 48km handicap event around the Grahams Road block on Sunday.
The result was wide open with a sizable group of riders coming together in the concluding stages of the race.
Chapman produced a strong sprint to lift the Cavill Shield and secure the major spoils.
Quentin Lawler charged into the second place, with John Uden producing his best ride of the season to date claiming third place.
Nick Grijns, Matt Marshall, and Glen Marshall were in the thick of the finish, to round out the top six.
Scratch marker Hayden Jefferson, led in a good bunch of co-markers in a time of 67.47 to secure fastest time honours. Tony Ward and Brad Hudson lifted second and third time.
The juniors and division 2 contested a 16km handicap event.
Mitch Brookland pulled out a top shelf effort to claim the junior win.
Maddi Lowry continued her good form with a strong second place finish and in doing so claimed second fastest time honours.
Alex Holmes backed up last week’s victory with a solid third place, which was good enough for third time.
Fourth place getter, Caitlin Titheridge, riding off the back mark secured fastest time honours, covering the distance in 27.36.
Bella Roulston, Zac Brookland, and Brooke Wylie rounded out the top six.
Debbie Skinner took division 2 victory with Gary Weston securing second place and fastest time.
Next week the Club will contest a graded scratch event around the Blackbridge block.