A good first stage win saw Josh Scott take victory in the final road race of Cuddon Cycling Marlborough’s Bike HQ Summernite series at fairhall last wednesday evening.
Stage one covered 9km from Wither Hills Winery around the Benmorven circuit to finish at the top of the Ridge resort hill. Virtually the whole field stayed intact to the hill finish with Scott taking the win by 1 second to Gerard van Antwerpen and another 2 seconds to Ethan Roach. The final stage covered 11km on New Renwick Road out to Godfreys Road and return. A bunch sprint to finish saw Van Antwerpen head off Brent Ackroyd and Scott for the win. The overall classification went to Scott by 1 second to Van Antwerpen with Roach 4 seconds back in third place. The sealed handicap section was won convincingly by Rhonda Murphyby 26 seconds to Glen Herkt and another 9 seconds to Roach.
Bike HQ summernite series road race No6- Stage one, 9km, J Scott 14m 45s 1, G van Antwerpen 14m 46s 2, E Roach 14m 48s 3, B Ackroyd 14m 57s 4, R Murphy 15m 11s 5. Stage two, 11km, G van Antwerpen 15m 18s 1, B Ackroyd s.t. 2, J Scott s.t. 3, G Herkt 15m 19s 4, R Murphy 15m 20s 5. Overall classification, J Scott 30m 03s 1, G van Antwerpen 30m 04s 2, E Roach 30m 08s 3, B Ackroyd 30m 15s 4, R Murphy 30m 33s 5. Overall handicap, R Murphy (1m 20s) 29m 13s 1, G Herkt (1m 20s) 29m 39s 2, E Roach (20s) 29m 48s 3, G van Antwerpen (10s) 29m 54s 4, J Scott (scr) 30m 03s 5.