More than 120 take to track
Peel District Cycling Club had its largest-ever turnout for a Saturday afternoon race last weekend as more than 120 riders took to the track at the Dog Hill course in Baldivis.
While there were healthy numbers in all other grades, E-grade, which is for inexperienced racers, had just two riders on the course.
Michelle Baker rode away from Deborah Reid on the first lap of a 10km race and stayed away for three laps to the take the win.
In D-grade, four riders broke away on the second lap. The four soon became three, with the group slowly increasing their lead.
After four laps, the breakaway group had a strong lead, and in the sprint to the line it ,was Javier Vasquez in first, Natasha Pertwee second and Ashton Sime third.
Twenty-three riders started in C-grade, with the pace frantic from the first lap.
Adrian Dahl started his sprint early and took the win, with James Porter second and Jay Lindorff third. B-grade was faster. With 42 riders, every attack was chased down over the first five laps. On the sixth and final lap, four riders broke away and a chase could not get organised.
In the end, Shannon Sime outsprinted Ben Braithwaite to take the win.
In A-grade, five riders made an early break, quickly followed by two riders, who managed to bridge the gap to make it seven.
A couple of laps later, two more riders bridged the gap to make it nine, with the group establishing a solid lead by the seventh and final lap. In the run to the line, there were only six riders left.
Tyler Lindorf, who had recently returned from the national under-19s championship and national junior world training camp, took the victory, with Thomas Perry second and Richard Schroth third. For full results and details of next week’s President’s Cup, to be run at Casuarina, visit pdcc.asn. au.
Tyler Lindorf sprints to victory in A-grade.