Nelson all the way
Para cyclist Jono Nelson claimed the major spoils in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, ANZCO Foods, 48km handicap event around the Grahams Road block on Sunday.
Starting of the front mark, Nelson didn’t let off, powering his way to victory to lift the McElhinney Trophy.
The back markers stormed through the field to claim with minor prizes.
Kyle Gray backed up last weeks win with second place and fastest time honours, riding the distance in 64.15.
Michael Audeau was hot on his tail in third place and secured second time.
Little brother Thomas Audeau kept the family flag flying with fourth place and third time.
Cole Harris backed up a successful previous day’s effort on the mountain bike to record fifth place.
Tony Ward dug deep to fill out the top six.
The juniors and division 2 contested a 16km handicap race.
Louie Audeau ensured a good drive home for the Audeau family, produced a strong ride to take the victors spoils in the junior event.
He was pushed to the line by second place getter Jack Hooper.
Oscar Gorrie who was caught in the shadow of the line was rewarded with third place.
Big Brother Jack Gorrie recorded fourth place and also took fastest time honours, riding the course in 26.54.
Brian Ellis had the final say in division 2 to take the win from Graham McDougall, and Alan Johns.
Next week the Club will travel to Hinds to contest a 50km handicap event.
Gray in top form
Backing up from his previous days efforts securing a podium position in the teams longest day section of the Coast to Coast, Kyle Gray found himself on the top of the podium in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, Terrace Downs Resort, Jasama Farm, 50km handicap event on the picturesque Lake Coleridge course on Sunday.
Gray and his fellow back markers stormed through the field on the undulating course to find the front late in the race.
Gray rode the distance in 61.16, to claim fastest time honours as well.
Cole Harris continued his great seasons form with a strong ride to secure second place.
Abe O’Donnell will be pleased with his ride off the back mark to secure third place and second time.
Andrew Shepherd had the ride of the day beating all but the back markers to secure a well-earned fourth place.
Marty Cuttle put home ground advantage to good use claiming fifth place.
Arjan Hulsman rounded out the top six.
The juniors contested a 16km handicap event.
Jack Hooper went back to back securing his second win of the season with a strong ride. Jack was also rewarded for his efforts with fastest time honours, covering the distance in 30.55.
Charlotte Neal was in the thick of the finish to claim second place and time.
Carter Shepherd who was caught in the shadow of the line took the third place spoils.
Next week the Club will contest a 48km handicap event around the Graham’s Road block.
Hooper One, Two, and One
The Hooper stable scooped the major prizes in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, Canterbury Tree Topping, The Sausage Man, 48km handicap event around the Wakanui Beach block on Sunday.
It was a Hooper shoot out in the charge to the line with Terissa Hooper getting the better of her husband Eamon to take the major spoils.
With the chasing groups on the charge the Hooper duo made a dash for glory in the final 5km and held on gamely to secure the quinella.
Thomas Audeau backed up from his victory in the Temuka Pottery Classic the previous day to led the chasing bunch in for third.
Abe O’Donnell produced a top ride to secure fourth place.
Cole Harris and Darryl Kircher rounded out the top six.
Scratch marker Kyle Gray rode the course in 64.44, to claim fastest time honours.
Co-markers Jack Drage and Michael Audeau secured second and third time.
The juniors and division 2 contested an 18km handicap event.
Jack Hooper keep the family flag flying high with a strong ride to take the winners spoils.
Kaidyn Broomhall continues to improve with a solid ride to claim second place.
Louie Audeau charged through from the back mark to secure the final podium position and fastest time honours, riding the distance in 29.07.
Charlotte Neal is another who backed up from a top effort the previous day to take fourth place.
Oscar Gorrie and Carter Shepherd filled out the top half dozen.
Graham McDougall took line honours in Division 2.
Next week the Club will travel to Terrace Downs to contest a 50km handicap race.