Monday, September 19, 2011

Rockhampton Cycle Club Road Championships

M1 riders were in full flight on saturday with the Rockhampton Cycle Club holding the 2011 Club Championships at The Caves.

LG, Darkhorse and Grainfed started in A grade with Wormy and LewBear. The course seemed to suit everyone except Lew and Brad. Lew was the first to go on the last lap out when LG attacked on the hills. Despite their efforts, they were unable to unload Grainfed who flicked Darkhorse and LG in the last 50 metres. Sean pulled 2nd and Micky 3rd.

Silent Assassin, Spycat, and Dylan flew the flag for M1 in B grade. Ray was showing his true form in the race, attacking everyone and sitting on the front the whole race with Dylan. Dylan rode the race well and took off on the last uphill coming onto the home straight, knowing that lachie ferguson from rocky would nail him in the sprint if he didnt. Dylan held a 200 metre lead between him and the bunch, while cat nipped ray in the sprint.

Dylan Nankivell showed everyone that it is not about what bike or wheels you ride, nor what gearing you are running. It all comes down to what you have in the legs, and winning the B grade race showed everyone exactly that.

Mark Ruthenberg pulled 4th place in C grade, and quickly learning not to lead a sprinter out.

It was hilly, windy and fast, made a great day of racing for everyone. You all did M1 cycles proud!

Photos can be found on Bronwyn Ferguson's Facebook Page.