Peter Crampton took out a tight finish to win Cuddon Cycling Marlborough’s Summernite Series, Cycle World Stage Race No2 at Fairhall last Wednesday evening.
The first 12km stage started at Wither Hills Winery covering a course over New Renwick Road, Brancott Road and finishing in Wrekin Road. The long drag up Brancott Road saw 6 riders ride clear to contest the final sprint. Crampton just had a slight edge on the others to take line honours over Gerard van Antwerpen and Jeremy McKenzie. The 14km final stage started in Brancott Road , turned on Godfreys Road to return to Wither Hills Winery. Again the same 6 riders went clear at the turn with 8 riders chasing them hard all the way home. Van Antwerpen took the sprint from Crampton, McKenzie, Dylan Vile, Ethan Batt and Nick Batt. The overall result saw Crampton win by 1 second over van Antwerpen and McKenzie. The sealed handicap on the event went to Craig Anderson by 5 seconds to Georgia Catterick with another 2 seconds back to Vile.
The ‘B’ grade event saw Shaun Woods in good form to take out both stages for the overall win on time and handicap. Niels van Antwerpen and Leanne Kerrigan were also consistent with 2nd and third respectively in each stage.
Cycle World Stage Race No2- Stage One 12km, P Crampton 16m 41s 1, G van Antwerpen 16m 42s 2, J McKenzie s.t. 3, D Vile s.t. 4, E Batt s.t. 5, N Batt s.t. 6, C Anderson 17m 05s 7, G Catterick 17m 10s 8, G Herkt 17m 52s 9, L Spencer 18m 15s 10. Stage Two 14km, G van Antwerpen 20m 00s 1, P Crampton s.t. 2, J McKenzie s.t. 3, D Vile s.t. 4, E Batt s.t. 5, N Batt 20m 05s 6, M Fletcher 20m 15s 7, L Spencer s.t. 8, C Anderson s.t. 9, G Catterick s.t. 10. Overall classification, P Crampton 36m 41s 1, G van Antwerpen 36m 42s 2, J mcKenzie s.t. 3, D Vile s.t. 4, E Batt s.t. 5, N Batt 36m 47s 6, C Anderson 37m 20s 7, G Catterick 37m 25s 8, G Herkt 38m 22s 9, L Spencer 38m 30s 10. Sealed handicap, C Anderson (1m 30s) 35m 50s 1, G Catterick (1m 30s) 35m 55s 2, D Vile (45s) 35m 57s 3, E Batt (30s) 36m 12s 4, N Batt (30s) 36m 17s 5, F Marfell (3m) 36m 30s 6, P Crampton (scr) 36m 41s 7, G van Antwerpen (scr) 36m 42s 8, J McKenzie (scr) s.t. 9, L Spencer (1m 30s) 37m 00s 10.
‘B’ grade, Stage One, S Woods 23m 34s 1, N van Antwerpen 23m 35s 2, L Kerrigan 23m 50s 3. Stage Two, S Woods 19m 00s 1, N van Antwerpen s.t. 2, L Kerrigan s.t. 3. Overall classification, S Woods 42m 34s 1, N van Antwerpen 42m 35s 2, L Kerrigan 42m 50s 3. Sealed handicap, S Woods (scr) 42m 34s 1, N van Antwerpen (scr) 42m 35s 2, L Kerrigan (scr) 42m 50s 3.