Re­gion’s roads pass the cy­cle test

Elite cy­clists race over 205km

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Sport - Tari Jef­fers See full re­sults at­gram.

ABOUT 660 rid­ers took to the roads around the South West at the week­end for the an­nual Tour of Mar­garet River.

The 110 teams raced be­tween Nan­nup, Balin­gup and Green­bushes from Fri­day to Sun­day as part of the an­nual event.

The over­all win­ner for Open Di­vi­sion A went to Perth-based San­tic GDT Rac­ing.

The team started the 205km race slowly, com­ing fifth in the 42km first stage on Nan­nup’s Mowen Road.

With each stage the team im­proved un­til they won the 42km fi­nal stage be­tween Balin­gup and Nan­nup on Sun­day in a time of 1.02.50.

In the women’s di­vi­sion K, the over­all win­ner was Holden Women’s Rac­ing that dom­i­nated in all four stages at the week­end for a to­tal of 100 points.

Aus­tralian cham­pion cy­clist Grace Brown came away from the Tour of Mar­garet River with the Green Jacket win in the women’s di­vi­sion K.

Emma Poo­ley from the United Kingdom was sec­ond.

Aus­tralian cy­clists Matthew Champ­taloup and Guy Kalma tied for the open di­vi­sion A, with 13 points each.

Pic­tures: Debbie Walsh

Cy­clists cross the fin­ish line at the Tal­i­son Lithium stage fin­ish at Green­bushes.

Dutch cy­clist Mar­i­anne Vos and Green­bushes Com­mu­nity Gar­den's Tracy Lans­dell at the Tal­i­son Lithium stage fin­ish on Satur­day.

UK cy­clist Emma Poo­ley rests af­ter she was sec­ond across the line in the Green Jacket points in Green­bushes.

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