Sutton on the charge
Don Sutton produced a perfectly timed sprint to take victory in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, John Cleary Memorial, 50km handicap event around the Rakaia block on Sunday.
Sutton and his co-markers kept up a solid tempo throughout, finding the front of the race on the second lap and ensured the chasing bunches were kept at bay.
In the charge to the line it was Sutton who pipped Ross Templeton in the shadow of the finish to secure the winners spoils.
Templeton produced his best race of the season to secure second place.
Jason Wilson was rewarded for a solid effort with the final podium position.
Roger Wilson was another to bring his A game storming into fourth.
Paul Brake and Andrew Shepherd rounded out the top six.
Jeff Best claimed fastest time honours, riding the course in 69.24.
Thomas Audeau and Cole Harris secured second and third time.
The juniors and division 2 contested a 18km handicap event.
Cooper Spillane made his first start for the season a winning one, sprinting clear of his co-marker in the finishing straight to secure a good win.
Oscar Gorrie backed up last weeks good ride with another strong effort to take second place.
Jack Hooper who was on the charge throughout the race didn’t quite get to the front but held on for a solid third place.
Jack Gorrie took fourth place and fastest time honours, riding the distance in 29.31.
Louie Audeau and Sophie Best round out the top five.
Graham McDougall reversed last week’s result getting the nod on the line from Brian Ellis.
Next week the Club will contest a 48km handicap event around the Wakanui Beach block.
Williams throws the dice
The evergreen Paul Williams collected his second victory of the season when taking the win in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, Dean Cooksley Memorial, 48km event around the Wakanui Beach block on Sunday.
In a good field exceeding 50 riders, Williams and his co-markers worked hard to give themselves every chance leading into the final lap.
The decisive move came inside the final 5km, when Williams and two other riders jumped clear from their bunch and set sail for the line. This proved to be the winning move.
Williams had the best of the charge to the line to secure the win.
Nick Van Nie Kerk made his first start for the Club a memorable one taking the second place spoils.
Glenn Moore continued his strong season with a well-earned third place.
Don Sutton led in the chasing bunch to record fourth place.
Roger Wilson and Paul Brake rounded out the top six.
Michael Audeau lifted fastest time honours, covering the distance in a quick 61.10.
Kyle Gray and Noah Hollamby recorded second and third time.
The juniors and division 2 raced over 16km.
Carter Shepherd had a stand out ride to take the win in the junior race and lift the Dean Cooksley Memorial Trophy.
Oscar Gorrie having his first hit out of the season produced a top effort to take second place.
Big brother Jack Gorrie continues to impress, with a solid ride to secure third place and fastest time, riding the course in 25.11.
Louie Audeau and Jack Hooper filled the top five positions.
Brain Ellis secured division 2 bragging rights from Graham McDougall.
Next week the Club will contest a 50km handicap event on the Gardiners Road, Rakaia course.
Hooper on the charge
Alex Hooper kicked the New Year of in style taking victory in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, Loyal Interior Plastering, Cycling Solutions, 35km handicap event around the Winchmore Church block on Sunday.
Having been off the bike for close to 10 years Hooper has wasted no time finding some of his old form.
He and his co-markers produced a solid bunch effort to find the front of the race inside the last kilometre, where Hooper was able to kick clear in the charge to the line to lift the Blackburn Cup.
Jelle Hendrikson will be happy with his efforts securing a hard fought second place.
Dave Knight produced his trade mark tough ride to step onto the final podium position.
Kyra Marrett stormed into fourth place with Ralph Tompsett, and Ross Templeton rounding out the top six.
Back marker Kyle Gray rode the course in 49.19, to claim fastest time honours.
Thomas Audeau and Cole Harris recorded second and third time.
The juniors and division 2 raced over 18km.
Tom Reid had a great ride of the front mark to stay away and take the win.
Charlotte Neal was another to produce a top ride to take the second place spoils.
Kaidyn Broomhall was hot on her heels in third place.
Fourth place getter Jack Gorrie recorded the fastest time, covering the distance in 29.37.
Louie Audeau and Jack Hooper rounded out the first five.
Brian Ellis had the best of the finish to take division 2 honours from Alan Johns.
Next week the Club will contest a 45km handicap event around the Christies Road block.