A handicap event was run in good conditions over 2 laps (38km) of the Tuamarina/Rarangi circuit. Consistent riding by the 5 minute group saw them hit the front with approximately 11km to go. Action in the last couple of kilometres saw Merrick Thompson (5m) take the final sprint from co-markers Andrew Gifford and Ian Martella, Katie Batt (12m) and Glen Herkt (5m). The scratch markers had a solid ride just over a minute back with Gerard van Antwerpen taking fastest time from Nick Batt. A good time of 58m 22s.