Josh Scott won the third stage 5km hill climb time trial to cement his overall victory in Cuddon Cycling Marlborough’s Curtis Piper Memorial 4 stage event at Renwick on Saturday afternoon.
After the first two stages last weekend Scott had an overall lead of 5 seconds over Gerard van Antwerpen with another 6 seconds back to Lee Griggs in third place. The third stage 5km hill climb time trial into the Delta Lake was going to be crucial to the results with only 49 seconds separating 18 riders on general classification. Scott posted a great time of 8m 45s with Glen Bateman (9m 19s) a surprise second and van Antwerpen (9m 23s) in third place. Scott now had a lead of 43 seconds over van Antwerpen with Griggs another 13 seconds back in third place. The handicap section saw Bateman take the win from Dave Hutchison and Craig Anderson. The overall classification had Anderson on 16pt ahead of Bateman (13pt) and Ben Verhoef (9pt).
The final 50km massed start stage was from the Delta to Wairau Valley township and back to finish in Condors Bend Road. The 25 strong field was reduced to 15 riders on the return journey. Van Antwerpen led out a long sprint to take the stage from Marty Bruce, Brent Ackroyd, Scott and Tim Burfoot. The handicap section went to Hutchison from Bruce and Bateman.
The overall classification including 3 lots of sprint time bonuses on the final stage saw Scott the final victor for the Curtis Piper Memorial Cup, by 37seconds over van Antwerpen with another 27 seconds to Ackroyd in third place. The final handicap results for the Grosvenor Trophy went to Anderson (18pt), Bateman (17pt) and Verhoef (12pt).
Curtis Piper Memorial 4 Stage- Stage One 4km time trial, J Scott 5m 02s 1, G van Antwerpen 5m 08s 2, R Dunstan 5m 10s 3, L Griggs 5m 13s 4, T Neal 5m 15s 5, B Ackroyd 5m 22s 6, A Clark 5m 24s 7, C Murphy and M Murphy 5m 25s 8 equal, G Bateman 5m 26s 10. Handicap, C Anderson 6pt, G Henderson 5pt, B Verhoef 4pt, F Marfell 3pt, G Bateman 2pt, M Straker 1pt. Stage Two 60km massed start, G van Antwerpen 1hr 32m 55s 1, L Griggs 1hr 32m 56s 2, T Neal s.t. 3, T Burfitt s.t. 4, M Murphy s.t. 5, B Ackroyd s.t. 6, P Halligan s.t. 7, G Ludemann s.t. 8, A Clark s.t. 9, L Landon-Lane 10. Handicap, C Anderson 6pt, G Bateman 5pt, B Verhoef 4pt, C Murphy 3pt, T Neal 2pt, M Murphy 1pt. Stage Three 5km hill time trial, J Scott 8m 45s 1, G Bateman 9m 19s 2, G van Antwerpen 9m 23s 3, L Griggs 9m 30s 4, C Anderson 9m 32s 5, B Ackroyd 9m 35s 6, T Burfoot 9m 40s 7, A Clark 9m 43s 8, L Landon-Lane 9m 45s 9, M Murphy 9m 48s 10. Handicap, G Bateman 6pt, D Hutchison 5pt, C Anderson 4pt, L Landon-Lane 3pt, G van Antwerpen 2pt, B Verhoef 1pt. Stage Four 50km massed start, G van Antwerpen 1hr 11m 05s 1, M Bruce s.t. 2, B Ackroyd s.t. 3, J Scott s.t. 4, T Burfitt s.t. 5, A Clark 1hr 11m 10s 6, G Bateman s.t. 7, B Verhoef s.t. 8, M Murphy s.t. 9, C Anderson s.t. 10. Handicap, D Hutchison 6pt, M Bruce 5pt, G Bateman 4pt, B Verhoef 3pt, C Anderson 2pt, M Murphy 1pt.
General Classification, J Scott 1hr 57m 46s 1, G van Antwerpen at 27s 2, B Ackroyd at 1m 04s 3, G Bateman at 1m 11s 4, A Clark at 1m 19s 5, C Anderson at 1m 28s 6, M Murphy at 1m 29s 7, T Burfoot at 1m 30s 8, L Landon-Lane at 1m 42s 9, T Neal at 1m 45s 10. Handicap, C Anderson 18pt 1, G Bateman 17pt 2, B Verhoef 12pt 3, D Hutchison 11pt 4, M Bruce 5pt 5.