Date: Monday, 12 March 2012
Posted by: Cycling Southland

The George Wilson Bros Gore to Waikiwi Road Classic was competed for in ideal conditions on Saturday.

A field of 35 took on the 78km handicap event which saw the scratch bunch give way 30minutes to the limit riders.  All seven bunches combined well as they took on the undulating terrain across the back of Mataura through Hedgehope and over the Spring Hills.

In the end it was a group of four riders that stayed clear with Kylie Young proving to strong for Vaughan Edie, Erin Criglington and Allan Milne. A solid ride by Georgia Timpany and Max Anderson saw them take 5th and 6th respectively.

Moments later Josh Haggerty led the remnants of the break and some of the riders of the middle marks over the line. Haggerty, Matt Zenovitch and Paddy Daly rode strongly throughout the race and for the majority of the event were looking set to take out fastest time honours. In the end, scratch rider Cameron Kawowski came across the line 2min 55 seconds after Haggerty to take fastest time by a mere 5 seconds from Brad Tuhi. 

1.   Kylie Young
2.   Vaughan Edie
3.   Erin Criglington
4.   Allan Milne
5.   Georgia Timpany
6.   Max Anderson
7.   Josh Haggerty
8.   Derek Tan
9.   Matt Zenovitch
10.  Gabby Vermunt
11.  Paddy Daly
12.  Dave Simpson

Fastest Woman:  Gabby Vermunt  1hour 55min 51sec
Fastest JU19:   Josh Haggerty   1hour 37min 42 sec
Fastest Time:   Cameron Kawowski 1 hour 37min 38sec
2nd Fastest Time: Brad Tuhi   1 hour 37min 40 sec
3rd Fastest Time: Josh Haggerty

Junior Div 1 and 2 Results - 27km Handicap
1st: Nick Kergozou
2nd: Hayden Strong
3rd: Anton O'Connell

Junior Div 3 - 13km Handicap
1st: Corbin Strong
2nd: Taz O'Connell
3rd: Madeleine Gough

Thanks to all the volunteers on the day your assistance was much appreciated.
Julian Ineson

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