Limit riders fight to finish in top 10
DEB Salatenna and Sue Hall combined as an effective duo, as they set off as the limit group in last Thursday’s handicap cycling race.
Some four minutes later Will Grundy, Tony Morris, Katie Moore, Tim Hall, Di Condie and David Bock set off in pursuit, with the group of Tony Williams, Alain Guerin, Tony Copland, Jodie Batchelor and Janine Appleton two minutes further back.
Steve Flew, Christine Hopkins, Will MacDonald and Dave Moore made up the intermediate group with Cam and Foley Lachal, David Heatley, Damian Grundy and Jock Brega making up block.
Set a tough assignment, Mitch Greenway and Kian MacKinnon left just over a minute later as the scratch duo.
S t r a i g h t a way Gr e e n way punched hard and rode away from MacKinnon before catching and riding away from block.
Riding well together, Salatenna and Hall stayed out until the well sorted intermediate groups caught them with only three ki- lometres to go.
In the final sprint, Tim Hall timed it well and took out a good win with a very close bunch scrapping for the rest of the top 10, with Tony Copland getting up over Batchelor for second and Condie, Appleton, Bock, Tony Williams, Moore, Salatenna and Hall rounding out the remaining 10 spots.