Cy­clists en­joy spec­tac­u­lar event

Isis Town and Country - - Sport -

THE Bund­aberg Cy­cling Spec­tac­u­lar event was halved last week­end due to bad weather but still man­aged to en­ter­tain a large crowd.

Fri­day night’s races at the Kevin Brog­den Memo­rial Velo­drome were meant to be the en­tree to Satur­day’s races but ended up be­ing the main course as the rain re­fused to go away.

Bund­aberg Cy­cling Club’s Peter Ras­mussen said au­thor­i­ties on Satur­day had to can­cel the Bund­aberg Brewed Drinks-spon­sored event, frus­trat­ing or­gan­is­ers, spec­ta­tors and rid­ers.

“We were all dis­ap­pointed be­cause this was the best line-up we’ve had to date,” he said. “We were in for some very close and ex­cit­ing rac­ing.”

The races that did take place lived up to the hype, with Josh Har­ri­son tak­ing out the 15-lap scratch race in the elite men’s.

In the elite women’s scratch race, for­mer Bund­aberg rider Quinn Cramer won in what she de­scribed as a tough field.

“One of the young rid­ers from the Gold Coast hit out with about three laps to go,” she said.

“With about 2.5 laps to go, I went after her, caught her and man­aged to hold off the rest of the field.”

Cramer said many of the rid­ers were dis­heart­ened day two was can­celled.

“The rac­ing on Fri­day had been of such a high qual­ity, ev­ery­one was keen to go out and do it all again,” she said.

PHOTO: MAX FLEET BUN051214CYC9

GREAT START: Josh Har­ri­son com­petes in the Bund­aberg Cy­cling Spec­tac­u­lar at Kevin Brog­den Memo­rial Velo­drome.

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