Cuddon Cycling Marlborough’s riders will compete in the final two stages of the Curtis Piper Memorial 4 stage event from Forrest Estate Winery tomorrow afternoon in the final event of the club’s winter season.
The open grade event starts with a 4km time trial on Conders Bend Road and Bedford Road followed by a 50km massed start event to Wairau Valley township and return to finish in Conders Bend Road. At present Jono Lee holds a 7 second lead over Conway Taylor but 5 other riders (Ray Dunstan, David Craig, Andrew Morgan, Gerard van Antwerpen and Todd Neal) are within 1m 21s of the leader. Morgan leads the handicap section from Brian Streeter, Craig and Denis Church.
The junior under 17 grade will also start with a 4km time trial follwed by a 25km massed start event. Will Hart leads by 26 seconds over Quin Karwowski. Karwowski leads the handicap from Nick Blakiston.
All riders are to assemble at Forrest Estate Winery at 1pm for a 1.30pm start.