Competition is expected to be close in Cuddon Cycling Marlborough’s
Whatamango 3 stage event from Blenheim to Whatamango and return, tomorrow
The open grade 64km event starts with a 27km massed start stage from
Blenheim to Picton with the top riders trying to get some time advantage
over the Elevation climb into Picton to finish in Kent Street. Stage two is
a 10km individual time trial from Waikawa to the top of the gruelling climb
up the Whatamango Hill which overlooks Port Underwood. The final stage
returns from Picton to Blenheim with 3 time bonus sprints along the way,
which definately come into play if there is a close classification after
stage two. The younger riders should dominate for the overall fastest time
with Peter Crampton, Brodie Catterick and Callum Saunders being favoured.
Each stage also carries sealed handicap points towards the handicap trophy.
The Junior under 17 grade will compete in a two stage event for the Redwood
Fisheries Cup over stage one and three courses of the open event.
All riders are to assemble at the Research Centre at 12.30pm sharp for a 1pm