Connan prevails over headwind
EIGHT groups of riders took part in the annual 50 kilometre handicap road race from North Dandalup to Dwellingup and back again in ferocious conditions last weekend.
National Under 15 mountain climb champion Matthew Connan attacked from the third group of riders in the first kilometre of the race.
Eddie Wojick gave chase but Connan passed all the other riders on his way to Dwellingup.
He turned with a minute on Wojick and well over two minutes on a big group of riders from the third, fourth and fifth start groups.
Connan battled strong headwinds and went on to win the race, while Wojick tired and was overhauled by the pursuing group with just 1km to go.
In the sprint for minor placings, it was Michael White second and Lee Jordan third.
A minute behind that group came the riders from the seventh and eighth start groups.
Recently crowned under 19 State Road Race Champion Aron Barclay won the sprint for the honours of fastest time on the day.
The Peel District Cycling Club is now on a break until the Peel Classic on September 10. For more information on the Peel Classic or the full results of the North Dandulap handicap, visit pdcc.asn.au.
Liam Magowan leads the last group to start.