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Featonby claims honours in Tour of Bright

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shame last year for it to not go ahead,” race di­rec­tor Aaron Smith said.

“Ev­ery­thing went well, the weather was good this year which was nice, we had a bit of a scare Sun­day morn­ing with some thun­der and light­ning but all worked out well and good in the end.”

Al­bury cy­clist Jesse Featonby claimed over­all honours in this year’s Tour fin­ish­ing 28 sec­onds ahead of Bendigo rider Alexan­der Evans with Michael Pot­ter of North Syd­ney 44 sec­onds back in third.

The A grade women was won by Gold Coast’s Emily Roper with a one minute and 21 sec­ond gap to Jus­tine Bar­row who was 10 sec­onds in front of fel­low Mel­bur­nian Michaela Par­sons.

Just over 400 rid­ers lined up in this year’s Tour of Bright, a fig­ure down on re­cent years.

How­ever, Smith said there was still plenty of top class rid­ers across the three women’s and seven men’s grades.

There were also some good re­sults for lo­cal cy­clists with former pro­fes­sional Wayne Hil­dred fin­ish­ing sec­ond in the masters 6+ while Alpine Chil­dren’s Ser­vices gen­eral man­ager Jenny Grif­fiths was sec­ond in the C grade women and Peter Var­ley the sprint win­ner in B grade masters.

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