A large field is expected when Cuddon Cycling Marlborough’s riders compete for the David Duff Memorial Trophy at Fairhall tomorrow afternoon.
The open grade 56km massed start/sealed handicap event will cover a course from Fairhall hall and around the large Hawkesbury circuit 4 times and return.The testing course usually sees the field split up in the first 10km with the stronger riders vying for the trophy and the fastest time medals. Favourites on current form would have to be Gerard van Antwerpen, Tony Catterick and Brodie Catterick, with Josh Scott, Ray Dunstan, Conway Taylor, Andrew Jamieson and Brent Harris not out of contention. With medals also at stake in the handicap section, other riders in the field will be trying to group to save valuable time on the fastest riders.
The junior under 17 grade will race in a 26km massed start/sealed handicap event around the small Hawkesbury circuit twice and return. Good rivalry will be expected again between Callum Saunders and Quinn Karwowski for the fastest time honours. Competition will be intense for the prize vouchers at stake for the time and sealed handicap placings.
All riders are to assemble at Fairhall Hall at 1pm for registration by 1.15pm and a 1.30pm start.