Championship title to Lawler
Frequent Christchurch visitor Quinton Lawler ensured his trip south to contest the Tinwald Tavern Mid-Canterbury Cycling Championships was a fruitful one, when he took victory and lifted the major spoils.
The final race of the season saw a good field of riders contest the 64km event around the Wakanui Beach block on Saturday.
Lawler and his co-markers had found the front in the final lap and settled into their work, but the chasing group had different ideas and hauled them in inside the final 2km.
Lawler had the final say however producing a well-timed sprint to get to the line in first place.
Gareth Lewis who chased strongly all day was rewarded with second place, and also lifted the first local home trophy.
Larry Neal getting back to his peak fitness also put in a solid afternoons work to secure third place.
Mitch Brookland held on bravely for fourth place and take the under 19 title.
Richard Kirwan and Kaylib Gorrie backed up there recent good form to round out the top six.
Fastest time ribbon were also up for grabs.
Steve Hands rode the course in 90.37 to record the overall fastest time.
Craig Domigan was hot on his heels to claim the veteran 2 fastest time ribbon, with fellow co-marker Darryl Kircher securing the veteran 3 title.
Jelle Hendrikson dug deep to take the senior men’s ribbon.
Tony McManus rounded out a good season to claim veteran 4 honours.
Kristine Marriott produced her trade mark tough effort to secure the overall women’s fastest time title riding the course in 95.57.
Zoe Spillane showed she will be one to watch, lifted the u19 women’s spoils.
Emma Waite is another to watch in the coming season recording the senior women’s fastest time.
Kim Marshall took the veteran 1 women’s fastest time ribbon, with Liz Wylie receiving the veteran 4 title.
Junior titles were also up for the taking, raced over 16km.
Charlotte Neal capped off a great season with a victory and lifted the Mid-Canterbury title.
Carter Shepherd who has had a top shelf first season held on strongly to take second place.
Eliza McKenzie charged home to secure the final podium position.
Fourth placegetter Zac Brookland lifted the u15 boys fastest time ribbon.
Jack Gorrie was on his shoulder to claim fifth place.
Sixth placegetter Connor Toomey recorded the fastest time and u17 boys title, riding the distance in 25.25.
Olivia Ewing produced another solid effort to take the u17 girls ribbon.
Sophie Best fought hard all the way to the line to lift the u15 girls fastest time spoils.
Janette Hooper took division 2 honours with second placegetter Katherine Gorrie recording the fastest time.
Battle of the Summerfield’s
It was a battle of the Summerfield brothers in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, Calder Stewart, 64km handicap event around the Grahams Road block on Sunday.
For the second week running Paul Summerfield had the final say to secure the victory and take home the spoils.
Don Summerfield was gallant in defeat claiming second place in a tight finish.
Ross Templeton is finding his best form leading into the final race of the season next weekend, charged into third place.
Nick Grijns will be another to watch in the coming weekend, secured fourth place.
Mark Smitheram and Neil Wylie rounded out the top six.
Scratch marker Thomas Audeau rode the course in 90.00, to record fastest time honours.
Co-markers Cole Harris and Chris Bowditch claimed second and third time.
The juniors and division 2 contested a 16km handicap event.
Charlotte Neal produced a top effort to find the front and hold on strongly to take the win.
Eliza McKenzie fresh from a successful NZ age group Track Cycling Championship’s, stormed into second place.
Carter Shepherd continued his good form, secured third place.
Louie Audeau was hot on his heels in fourth.
Fifth placegetter Kyra Marrett covered the distance in 26.07, to lift fastest time honours.
Flynn Turnbull rounded out the first half dozen.
Katherine Gorrie had the best of Division 2 to take the win.
Next Saturday, Mid-Canterbury Championship titles will be up for grabs in the final race of the season raced over 64km around the Wakanui Beach block.
Summerfield wins in the wet
Wet weather greeted cyclist’s as the Tinwald Cycling Club contested the Canterbury Tree Topping, The Sausage Man event, over the reduced distance of 32km around the Wakanui Beach block on Sunday.
A strong bunch off the front mark worked well to keep the chasing groups at bay.
Paul Summerfield had the best of the finish, charging to the front in the shadow of the line to secure the victory.
Paul Brake produced his best race of the season to secure the second place spoils.
Mark Smitheram continued his good season form with a solid third place.
John Doherty was in the thick of the finish to record fourth place.
Richard Kirwan led in the chasing bunch to claim fifth place from co-marker Gary Weston.
Cole Harris covered the distance in 44.51, to lift fastest time honours.
Sam Baltrop and Kyle Gray recorded second and third time.
The juniors raced over 16km.
Flynn Turnbull chased down the front to take a well deserved win and in doing so also took fastest time honours, riding the course in 31.36.
Carter Shepherd continued his sterling season with a tough effort in trying conditions to claim second place.
Next week the will contest the penultimate race of the season, a 60km handicap event around the Blackbridge block.