New rider Richard Oliver Wins on Taylor Pass course.

A 38km handicap event was run in overcast conditions 3 times over the Taylor Pass Road out and return course. During the first two laps groups disintegrated in the windy conditions. Strong riding in the final lap saw 5m break riders Merrick Thompson and new rider Richard Oliver finally pull in Grant Ludemann off 15m. The scratch riders were chasing hard but were also down to two riders, Gerard van Antwerpen and Jeremy McKenzie. The sprint for line honours saw Oliver take a good win from Thompson. Just a minute back good pressure by McKenzie saw him take third place and fastest time honours. Van Antwerpen came in a few seconds later.
Results: 36km Hcp- R Oliver (5m) 1, M Thompson (5m) 2, J McKenzie (scr) 3, G van Antwerpen (scr) 4, C Anderson (5m) 5, G Ludemann (15m) 6, N Batt (scr) 7, G Henderson (15m) 8, I Martella (5m) 9 . Fastest Time-  J McKenzie (scr) 63m02s 1, G van Antwerpen (scr) 63m05s 2, N Batt (scr) 64m28s 3.