Junior Worlds representative Dylan Kennett again showed his class in winning a riveting Gore to Invercargill Classic last night.
After giving the front-markers a 30-minute head-start in Gore, Kennett was part of a scratch bunch which bided its time before reeling in the hard-working frontrunners at Kennington - just over five kilometres from the finish.
Veteren Barry Harcourt was chasing a record-equalling third Gore to Invercargill title and he was assisted in his cause by Erin Criglington, Shirlene Rollo, Georgia Timpany and Bruce Jenkins who worked well together to stay away.
But when the catch finally came, it came in a rush and ended with an epic sprint finish on Tay Street.
Tom Scully made his move 200 metres out but in the end Kennett would not be denied, beating home Pieter Bulling and Mark Spessot, with Scully having to be content with third.
Kennett also took out the Fastest Time and Junior Fastest Time to complete a healthy pay-day.
Sequoia Cooper claimed the first woman home from Erin Criglington and Georgia Timpany.
1st - Dylan Kennett, 2nd - Pieter Bulling, 3rd - Mark Spessot, 4th - Tom Scully, 5th - Hamish Tomlinson, 6th - Justin Stott, 7th - Michael White, 8th - Tayla Harrison, 9th - Daniel Ellison, 10th - Brad Tuhi
1st - Sequoia Cooper, 2nd - Erin Criglington, 3rd - Georgia Timpany
1st - Dylan Kennett, 2nd - Pieter Bulling, 3rd - Mark Spessot
1st - Dylan Kennett, 2nd Tayla Harrison, 3rd - Danial Ellison
Brydone Hill Climb
1st - Kylea Gough, 2nd - Shirlene Rollo, 3rd - Barry Harcourt
Seaward Downs Hill Climb
1st - Georgia Timpany, 2nd - Erin Criglington, 3rd - Sarah Tomlinson