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Cyclists try different format of racing on Saturday

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December 13, 2017

Maitland Wallace broke through for a well-earned win in last Tuesday’s twilight race.

Maitland Wallace broke through for a well-earned win in last Tuesday’s twilight race.

Riding from a 16-minute handicap with Greg Kiely, Wallace cruised to victory finishing almost 2minutes clear of the chasing group.

The scratch group caught all but the two leaders and in the sprint for the minor places, Tim Hooper (scr) was first across the line also taking fastest time in 37:20 for the 25km.

Results:

First: Maitland Wallace 16min;

Second: Greg Kiely 16min;

Third and F.T.: Tim Hooper scr;

Fourth: Bret Bender 2.30min;

Fifth: Michael Thomson 5min.

Saturday’s race saw a different format of racing which included grouping riders of varying abilities together and riding as a team which had to finish together. Riding the challenging Bluetop course each team could lose two riders on the outward journey while two riders had to go all the way to the top of Bluetop. On the return leg the groups reformed and finished together.

The fastest team on the day was Glenn Jacobs, Jeff Hibberd, Ian Baker and Brian Inness in a time of 1:21:27 for the 42km.

This time was just 35 seconds faster than Michael Saunders, Bret Bender, Michael Thomson and Greg Kiely’s time of 1:22:02.

Twilight racing continues Tuesdays nights from Palm World at 6pm. Saturday’s race starts at the Glenaroua Fire Station at 2pm.

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