Williams on the charge
The evergreen Paul Williams made every post a winner on Sunday when securing victory in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, Aaron Stewart Memorial, McDonald Family Restaurant, 48km handicap event around the Grahams Road block.
Williams and his co-markers found the front of the race on the final lap and kept the pace solid ensuring the chasing groups were kept at bay.
Williams boldly jumped clear of his bunch in a solo bid for glory in the final kilometre and held on strongly to claim the win.
Eamon Hooper showed a clean set of heels in the sprint to the line to secure second place.
Glen Moore produced a top effort to seize the final podium position.
Dave Shurrock turned the clock back, pulling out a strong finish to take fourth place.
Don Morrison and Toresa Hooper were in the thick of the finish to round out the top six.
Back marker Thomas Audeau took fastest time honours, riding the course in 70.39.
Co-markers Tony Ward and Cole Harris recorded second and third time.
The juniors and division 2 contested a 16km handicap event.
Louie Audeau secured a hard fought victory, winning the bunch sprint to lift the winners trophy.
Back marker Flynn Turnbull claimed second place and in doing so also lifted fastest time honours, riding the distance in 27.47.
Jack Hooper produced another solid ride to take third place.
Thomas Stevenson and Charlotte Stevenson rounded out the top five.
Division 2 places couldn’t be split with Rachel Shurrock and Alan Johns recording first equal placings.
Next week the Club will travel to Mt Somers to contest a 48km handicap event.
Double celebrations for Brookland
Mitch Brookland celebrated his birthday in style when claiming victory in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, Stoked Cycles, Netherby Butchery, 48km handicap event around the Wakanui Beach block on Sunday.
Brookland and his co-markers got into their busy from the gun setting a solid pace, picking up the front bunches at regular intervals.
They found the front of the race on the final lap but needed to keep the race true, mindful of the back markers eating into their lead.
Brookland had the best of the sprint finish, with up and coming triathlete Josh Young producing a top ride to claim the second place spoils.
Timaru visitor Nathan Fenwick secured the final podium position in the tight finish.
Kris Bowditch was rewarded for a good day at the office with fourth place.
Mike Pearce and Jason Smith rounded out the top six.
Fastest time honours went to Michael Audeau, riding the course in a quick 62.32.
Second and third time went to Craig Domigan and Kyle Gray.
The juniors and division 2 contested a 16km handicap race.
Charlotte Neal stole the show with a great ride to secure the win.
Tom Reid showed his toughness from the front mark to hold on for second place.
Jack Hooper took third place in a tight finish from back marker Zac Brookland who recorded fastest time honour, riding the distance in 27.07.
Division 2 saw Kenny Johnston take the win from Brian Ellis and Allan Johns.
Next week the Club will contest a 48km handicap event around the Grahams Road block.
Home town win
Logan Currie took the victor’s spoils in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, 45km handicap event around his home town of Methven on Sunday.
Riding off the back mark, Currie and is co-markers made light work of the rising windy conditions and the large field of riders exceeding 60 competitors, to find the front of the race in the concluding stages.
In a tight finish it was Currie who found the line the strongest with the ever present Kyle Gray on his shoulder securing second place.
Craig Domigan produced another trade mark tough effort to claim third place.
Currie claimed fastest time honours, riding the course in 62.07.
Sam Baltrop continued his string of great results with a solid fourth place.
Cole Harris revelled in the tough conditions to take fifth place with Thomas Audeau storming into sixth.
The juniors and division 2 contested a 15km handicap event.
Carter Shepherd continued his top start to the season, adding another cup to the cabinet with a great ride.
Hot on his tail in second place was scratch rider Flynn Turnbull who stormed through the field.
Flynn also claimed fastest time honours, riding the distance in 28.00.
Sophie Lampe having her first start will be one to watch with a strong effort to secure third place.
Zac Brookland and Jack Hooper rounded out the top five.
Rachel Shurrock took division 2 honours with Brian Ellis in second place.
Next week the Club will contest a 48km handicap event around the Wakanui Beach block.