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Race 7 of Cuddon Cycling Marlborough’s Fairweathers Winter series was held last weekend with the Geddes Memorial Two-Up Time Trial events on SH63 between Renwick and Wairau Valley Township. The long course of 40km and the short course of 20km saw some good numbers of two-rider teams entering, and in a repeat of the last several weekends, conditions were ideal with just a light north easterly breeze building during the racing to provide a headwind on the homeward leg.
The duo of Jeremy McKenzie and Josh Scott proved to be in a field of their own taking out the long course distance in a time of 54m50s and claiming the Geddes Memorial Trophy. Father and Daughter pairing of Tony and Georgia Catterick rode well to take second place in 56m57s, followed by Sean O’Neill and Craig Harper in third with 57m16s.
The short course similarly was taken out by a strong team comprising Mark Grammer and Thomas Westend who recorded a time of 27m50s. Niels van Antwerpen and Callum Caughey took a surprise second placing with 29m57s over Hugh Trollope and Zac Mortimer who recorded 30m01s.
Long Course 40km – J McKenzie/J Scott 54m50s 1, T Catterick/G Catterick 56m57s 2, S O’Neill/C Harper 57m16s 3, D MacKenzie/B Verhoef 59m16s 4, M Fletcher/M Murphy 59m48s 5.
Short Course 20km – M Grammer/T Westend 27m50s 1, N van Antwerpen/C Caughey 29m57s 2, H Trollope/Zac Mortimer 30m01s 3, C Grammer/J Greer 31m05s 4, S Morgan/S Woods 31m29s 5.
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Race 5 of Cuddon Cycling Marlborough’s Fairweathers Winter series was held last weekend with the Funnell Trophy and James Bros Cup up for grabs in the handicap format event based at Fairhall/Hawkesbury. Again, fantastic conditions were the order of the day with just a light breeze keeping riders honest on the downhill leg of the Hawkesbury circuit. A short hill climb up Barracks Road on each lap of the circuit also made life difficult for those riders who had been caught by the faster bunches to hang-on. The Long Race included two laps of the circuit while the Short Race included one lap.
In the Long Race the front markers (off 14m) rode well as a group and a strong group of three broke away in the last half of the race staying clear of the chasing groups to take the honours. Warren Hall carried on his recent good form to win the Funnell Trophy from David Hutcheson and Sam Durrant.
Less than a minute behind, the large break group (off 4m30s) saw a powerful sprint finish from Hugh Trollope to take fourth placing. The scratch group finished a further 1m26s adrift but still took fastest time honours by some 3 minutes. Tony Catterick pushed the scratch group hard in the final kilometre and held off to take a well deserved win.
The Short Race saw the front markers (off 15m) ride well to finish some 3 minutes clear of the next finisher. Sam Spencer sprinted in this small group to take line honours ahead of Hannah Morgan and Lucy Trollope. Fastest time and the James Bros Cup was claimed by lone scratch rider Callum Caughey with a superb solo effort.
Long Course – Fairweathers Winter series, Funnell Trophy, 48km hcp, W Hall (off 14m) 1, D Hutcheson (off 14m) 2, S Durrant (off 14m) 3, H Trollope (off 4m30s) 4, G Herkt (off 4m30s) 5, E Gordon (off 4m30s) 6, M Murphy (off 4m30s) 7, D Craig (off 4m30s) 8, M Gammie-Catterick (off 4m30s) 9, K Marshall (off 4m30s) 10. Fastest time, T Catterick (scr) 1hr07m26s 1, G van Antwerpen (scr) s.t. 2, L Cowley (scr) s.t. 3, C Harper (scr) s.t. 4, J Scott (scr) s.t. 5.
Short Course – Fairweathers Winter series, including James Bros Cup for JU17, 27km hcp, S Spencer (15m) 1, H Morgan (15m) 2, L Trollope (15m) 3, B Lucas (15m) 4, C Caughey (scr) 5. Fastest time, C Caughey (scr) 43m41s 1, S Woods (1m30s) 46m22s 2, S Morgan (1m30s) 46m23s 3, S Batt (9m) 53m40s 4, A Straker (9m) 54m05s 5.
This Saturday 16th August, the Fairweathers Winter series will continue with riders competing on the Rarangi/Tuamarina Circuit with a graded format. Registration is at 1PM on Neal Road close to Isobel Place. This flat circuit race will suit the sprinters if the wind does not play a part.
A two stage graded event was held on the Hawkesbury circuits on Saturday as race 4 of Cuddon Cycling Marlborough’s Fairweathers Winter series. There was some initial doubt about running the race with the strong winds buffeting the region, however the Hawkesbury area was surprisingly well sheltered.
Stage 1 took the form of a short 7.2km individual time trial with the restriction of no specialist time trial equipment being allowed. Good times were posted in the respective A to D grades by Sean O’Neill, Thomas Westend, Zac Mortimer, and Niels van Antwerpen which saw them as the leading riders heading into the Stage 2 road race.
The Stage 2 road race provided some exciting racing as riders either sought to protect their lead from the time trial result or attempt to attack and stage a break large enough to swing the final result their way. The course included laps of Brookby and Hawkesbury Roads with a hill-top finish on Barracks Road. Grades A to C completed 31km, D grade 19km. In the A Grade Gerard van Antwerpen stole 14 seconds on leader Sean O’Neill to seal the overall honours. In the B Grade Mike Murphy forced a split and finished in the lead group to upset Thomas Westend. In the C Grade, although Zac Mortimer was pipped on the line in the road race by Warren Hall, he held a generous lead from a good time trial result. Niels van Antwerpen couldn’t be headed in the D grade and he completed the double taking both stages.
A Grade: Stage 1 TT Sean O’Neill 10m56s 1, Gerard van Antwerpen 10m58s 2, Luc Cowley 11m10s 3; Stage 2 RR Gerard van Antwerpen 50m54s 1, Luc Cowley 51m03s 2, Sean O’Neill 51m08s 3; Overall Gerard van Antwerpen 61m52s 1, Sean O’Neill 62m04s 2, Luc Cowley 62m13s 3.
B Grade: Stage 1 TT Thomas Westend 11m42s 1, Mike Murphy 11m43s 2, Jason Clark 12m05s 3; Stage 2 RR Mike Murphy 54m08s 1, Glen Herkt 54m14s 2, Merrick Thompson 54m19s 3; Overall Mike Murphy 65m51s 1, Merrick Thompson 66m40s 2, Matt Wells 66m48s 3.
C Grade: Stage 1 TT Zac Mortimer 11m55s 1, Callum Caughey 12m32s 2, David Hutcheson 12m38s 3; Stage 2 RR Warren Hall 59m03s 1, Zac Mortimer 59m04s 2, Callum Caughey 59m16s 3; Overall Zac Mortimer 70m59s 1, Callum Caughey 71m48s 2, David Hutcheson 72m00s 3.
D Grade: Stage 1 TT Niels van Antwerpen 12m47s 1, Shaun Woods 12m52s 2, Sam Morgan 13m32s 3; Stage 2 RR Niels van Antwerpen 42m39s 1, Joel Madsen-Clark 42m41s 2, Sam Morgan 42m44s 3; Overall Niels van Antwerpen 55m26s 1, Shaun Woods 55m40s 2, Sam Morgan 56m16s 3.
Junior under 19 rider Hugh Trollope sprinted to line honours for the Anderson Rosebowl in Cuddon Cycling Marlborough’s Fairweathers Winter series at Fairhall last Saturday afternoon. Another junior rider Joel Madsen-Clark took out the short course event line honours and fastest time double.
The Anderson Rosebowl 45km handicap event was run over 5 laps of the Benmorven circuit, starting and finishing at Fairhall Hall. An alternative short course 27km handicap event on the same circuit was run over 3 laps with the Keighly Cup up for grabs for the first junior under 17 finisher.
A high number of entries saw four good size handicap groups setting off from the start line. The 8 minute group (including Trollope) caught the 12 minute front markers quickly with the best of 2 laps remaining. These combined groups managed to just hold off the fast approaching 5 minute group to take to majority of the top 20 placings. The scratch markers could not bridge the gap and came in a further 1m 30s back.
A spirited late break from Rene de Ruiter (off 8m) on the finishing straight was shut down and the long sprint home saw Trollope (off 8m) prevail over Martin Fletcher (off 8m), Jason Clark (off 8m), Matt Straker (off 8m) and Andrew Gifford (off 8m) respectively. Back in the scratch group finish, Luc Cowley sprinted in that group to take the fastest time from Sean O’Neill and Craig Harper respectively.
The short course event saw the scratch markers come through the field late in the race with Joel Madsen-Clark winning the sprint from Sam Morgan and James Greer. The front markers (off 9m) of Sophie Batt, Lucy Trollope and Hannah Morgan stayed away until the last lap where they were caught by Fergus Greer (off 6m) and Anna Straker (off 6m). The Keighly Cup was won by Sam Morgan.
This Saturday 2nd August, the Fairweathers Winter series will continue with riders competing in a two stage event at Fairhall. An individual time trial for stage 1 backed up with a graded road race for stage 2 will make for some interesting racing with the restriction of no specialist time trial equipment being allowed. All riders are to assemble at Fairhall Hall at 12pm for a 12.30pm start.
Open grade Long Course – Fairweathers Winter series, Anderson Rosebowl, 45km hcp, H Trollope (off 8m) 1, M Fletcher (off 8m) 2, J Clark (off 8m) 3, M Straker (off 8m) 4, A Gifford (off 8m) 5, W Hall (off 12m) 6, D Hutchison (off 12m) 7, G Henderson (off 12m) 8, M Thompson (off 8m) 9, R Murphy (off 8m) 10. Fastest time, L Cowley (scr) 1hr05m54s 1, S O’Neill (scr) s.t. 2, C Harper (scr) s.t. 3, N Batt (scr) s.t. 4, G van Antwerpen (scr) s.t. 5.
Open grade Short Course – Fairweathers Winter series, including Keighly Cup for JU17, 27km hcp, J Madsen-Clark (scr) 1, S Morgan (scr) 2, J Greer (scr) 3, S Woods (scr) 4, B Moran (scr) 5. Fastest time, J Madsen-Clark (scr) 48m53s 1, S Morgan (scr) 48m54s 2, J Greer (scr) s.t. 3, S Woods (scr) 49m06s 4, B Moran (scr) 49m12s 5.