Con­nan pre­vails over head­wind

Kwinana Courier - - Community Classifieds | Sports - Nick Cowie

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.

Pic­ture: Nick Cowie

Liam Magowan leads the last group to start.

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