McKenzie Has Strong Finish In Graded Event

Jeremy McKenzie finished strongly to take the win in Cuddon Cycling Marlborough’s Summernite Series, Cycle World graded race No2 at Fairhall last Wednesday evening.
The ‘A’ grade 44km event covered 4 laps of the Benmorven circuit and then finished in the Ridge Resort. On a very warm and windy night the field stayed intact until the climb up the Ridge Resort hill when McKenzie applied the pressure and rode away to take the win on the descent by 12 seconds over Lee Griggs and Gerard van Antwerpen who dead heated for second. Andrew Jamieson, Leatham Landon-Lane and Brent Ackroyd finished another 30 seconds back respectively.
The ‘B’ grade 35km event covered 3 laps of the Benmorven circuit and also finished at the Ridge Resort. Five riders rode away in the latter stages of the race with Will Hart and Craig Murphy being to strong on the climb to take first and second place respectively. Glen Herkt and Graham Henderson were 19 seconds back in third and fourth place whilst Ben Verhoef took 5th place a further 19 seconds down. Joe Blakiston took the ‘C’ grade win.
Results:
Summernite Series- Cycle World grade Race No2, ‘A’ Grade 44km, J McKenzie 66m 10s 1, L Griggs and G van Antwerpen 66m 22s 2 equal, A Jamieson 66m 53s 4, L Landon-Lane s.t. 5, B Ackroyd s.t. 6. ‘B’ Grade 35km, W Hart 57m 20s 1, C Murphy s.t. 2, G Herkt 57m 39s 3, G Henderson 57m 43s 4, B Verhoef 57m 58s 5, N Blakiston 60m 41s 6, W Hall and F Marfell 63m 07s 7 equal. ‘C’ Grade 35km, J Blakiston 67m 44s 1.