Successful return for Hooper

Alex Hooper made a successful return to the bike on Sunday when taking victory in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, Mathieson Chartered Accounts, Brad Hudson Flooring, 38km handicap event on the Wakanui – Hakatere course.

Hooper and his co-markers worked well together before combining with several chasing bunches to see them stay away from the pursuing marks.

In the charge to the line it was Hooper who had the best of the finish to take the  win, with Chris Gilbert showing strength to secure the second place spoils.

The ever present Gary Weston stormed into third place, with Andrew Shepherd hot on his heals in fourth.

Roger Wilson and Paul Brake rounded out the top six.

Solo scratch marker Kyle Gray produced an eye catching ride to secure fastest time honours, riding the course in 50.39.

Gareth Lewis and Mitch Brookland had a good day at the office, recording second and third time.

The juniors and division 2 contested a 16km handicap event.

Charlotte Neal handled the windy conditions like a pro to take a hard earned win.

Zac Brookland claimed second place and fastest time honours, covering the distance in 39.15.

Rachel Shurrock produced a tough effort to secure division 2 honours.

Next week the Club will contest a 45km handicap event around the Dawsons Road block.


Family quinella for the Hoopers  

The husband and wife team of Eamon and Teresa Hooper made every post a winner on Sunday when they filled the top two positions in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, ACL, PURE Sports Nutrition, 32km handicap race around the Wakanui Beach block.

Riding off the front mark, Team Hooper and their co-markers worked well together to keep the charging chasing bunches at bay, with Eamon securing the victory with Teresa in second place.   

Brian Roulston turned the clock back with a strong finish to secure the final podium position.

Dave Shurrock also produced a great ride to take the fourth place spoils.

Nigel Leary and Kerry Clough rounded out the top six.

Scratch marker Kyle Gray rode the distance in a quick 41.38, to take fastest time honours.

Co-markers Craig Domigan and Michael Audeau recorded second the third time.

The juniors and division 2 contested a 16km handicap event.

Louie Audeau backed up last week’s top effort to take the victory in the junior event and also recorded fastest time, riding the course in 27.10.

Zac Brookland pushed the victor all the way to the line and was rewarded with second place.

Not to be out done by his parents, Jack Hooper had a good day claiming third place.

Charlotte Neal and Eliza McKenzie both returning from last weeks junior Tour of Southland rounded out the top five.

Rachel Shurrock secured Division 2 honours.

Next week the Club will contest a 36km handicap event on  the Wakanui – Hakatere course.

Cycling Season Opener
The Tinwald Cycling Club kicked off its one hundredth and first season with a
grade scratch race around the Christy’s Road block on Sunday.
“A” and “B” grade competed over 36km with “C” and “D” grade covering 27km.
Michael Audeau showed good early season form to secure the victory in “A”
grade in a tight finish with second place getter Kyle Gray. Steve Hands was in
the thick of the finish to claim the final podium position.
Audeau and his co-markers covered the distance in 48.50.
Oliver Davidson had the best of the “B” grade sprint to take the win. Monique
Brake backed up her second place in the recent Twizel to Timaru race with a
solid second place. Mitch Brookland secured third place.
Jason Wilson produced his trade mark strong finish to take the major spoils in
“C” grade. Paul Summerfield and Jelle Hendrikson rounded out the top three.
The “D” grade cup was lifted by Paul Williams with a strong effort riding away
from his bunch in the concluding stages. Richard Begg will be happy with his
days work taking second place with Don Morrison securing the third place
The juniors “A” grade rode 18km with the “B” grade racing over 9km.
Louie Audeau carried on last season’s good performances taking victory in
“A” grade, with first time starter Jack Hooper
grabbing second place.
Eden Brake took the victors spoils in “B” grade getting up over Carter
Shepherd in a tight sprint finish.
Racheal Shurrock secured division 2 honours.
Next week the Club will contest a 32km handicap event around the Wakanui
Beach block.

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