Date: Monday, 02 August 2021

The second round of the King House Removals Omnium Series took to the track on Friday, with a programme featuring win&out races, derbies, and points races, across A (U19/Open), B (U17), C (U15), and D (U13) grades. We also hosted a group of four masters trackies from Canterbury who came down for some training and racing.
The yellow jersey seemed to be a good luck charm as a number of the yellow jersey wearers from round one continued their dominance in their respective divisions, but there were some new challengers to emerge as well.
Hunter Gough was imperious in the A grade men's division, winning the win and out, the derby, and the points race with the yellow jersey on his shoulders, with Louis Hodgkinson taking second on the night, helped by his second places in the win and out and points race, and Morgan Borrie taking third overall on the night. 
Geertien Venter also found luck in the yellow jersey, taking out all three her races in the A grade women, with Ruth Whelan taking second on the night, and Erin Criglington third.
B grade men was again dominated by Marshall Erwood, who took out all three events, while Tom Kerr finished second overall, ahead of Magnus Jamieson in third.
In B grade women, Caitlin Kelly made her debut in this year's series, taking out all three races for the win on the night, ahead of yellow jersey wearer Ruby Bath in second, and Kate Russel in third.
In C grade men, Finn Edwards also made his season debut in the series, and won two out of three races, after a tactical error in the opening win and out. Second overall on the night was yellow jersey wearer Jono Blyth, with Oliver Borrie in third.
D grade saw Cooper Gough (younger brother of Hunter) dominate end to end, taking the win in all three events, with Oskar McIvor taking second on the night, and Copper Robertson third.
Hunter Gough held on to his series lead in A grade men, as did Geertien Venter in A grade women. In B grade, Marshall Erwood holds the series lead for the men, with Ruby Bath retaining the series lead for the women. In C grade, Jono Blyth held onto his series lead in the men, while Emily Forsyth claimed the series lead for the women. In D grade, Cooper Gough now holds the series lead.
Entries for round three, coming your way on 13 August, are open via the Webscorer link below:
https://www.webscorer.com/register?pid=1&raceid=243025
Links to results and photos can be found on the Cycling Southland website:
https://www.cyclingsouth.org.nz/pages/2021-king-house-removals-omnium-series/

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