Chilly ride for winter series cycle races at Goodwood
Chilly conditions greeted the 154 riders who signed on for week five of the Spoken Cycles Winter Series race at Goodwood.
Melinda Lodaer reports that there was some great racing and well-contested sprint finishes on the Fencourt Rd, Aspin Rd, Flume Rd circuit.
Olympian Dylan Kennett won the A grade race for the second week running, finishing the 42km four seconds clear of the eight strong chasing group in a time of 54.47 minutes. Josh Kuysten and Logan Griffin claimed the minor placings.
The B grade ‘even group’ race was won by Mike Woodd, from Tim Carswell and Adam Downey in 1.00.25. Mike Gascoigne won the B grade ‘odd group’ race in 59.39, from Peter Caudwell and Nicole Shields.
Andrew Richards, Trevor Foley and Allan Mark completed the C grade ‘even group’ podium. The first 22 riders were all credited with the same time as Richards of 1.05.33.
John Calland took out the C grade ‘odd group’ race in 1.03.09. It was another huge finish involving 19 riders with Jarod Walsh and Hamish Coltman claiming the minor placings.
Nicola Lewis just pipped Mike Livingstone and Neil Gibb winning the D grade race in 1.09.48.
Nine of the E grade field finished the two laps in 50.48 with the first three home being Kevin Baker, Graham Dallas and Harrison Shaw.
The Under 15 one lap, sealed handicap race was dominated by riders off 6.5 minutes. Jade Perry won in 27.25 minutes, from Olivia Kneebone and Jacob D’Ath. Fastest time of 22.24 went to scratch rider Maui Morrison.
Next Sunday’s race will be around the Puahue circuit.