Featonby claims honours in Tour of Bright
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.