Mabel Bush Team Race
Result – Report
Something different, something new that is how the first part of the 2010 road program was to finish.
Fifty riders turned out in chilly conditions to compete in four teams in three grades.
It was to be the team with the lowest score that won. It added a new dimension to racing for some people. It wasn’t so much about winning for you but working with your team members to get a better placing.
C Grade one lap riders in the Red team (Jeremy Presbury, Mike Tou, Alistair Burnett and Tim Maynard) worked well together and placed four riders in the first five positions. They thought they set the Red team to take it out but the rest of the team didn’t place so well.
In the B grade (2 lap) race things were equally as tactical, Dave Beadle, Sier Vermunt and Brendan Monaghan attempted to break away many times only to be chased down. It wasn’t until late in the second lap that strongman Andy McIntyre managed to get away with Dave Beadle to gap the peleton he then got clear of a tiring Beadle to win.
A small group of A grade riders went out fast, this took its toll on the first lap with some riders pulling out. Once again it was the power houses (Shane Fletcher, Blake Tait-Jones, Andrew Lienert, Eddie Dawkins) who did a lot of work to get away.
Dawkins proved he could climb hills as well as sprint and broke away on the hills only to sit up soon after. The second lap was much the same action with riders trying their best to get away. Eddy was showing good form prior to his departure to T-town USA and broke clear to win just in front of a tractor that managed to get itself in front of the peleton in the last 500m before the finish.
Some excitement for finish line spectators!
C-Grade 1st Mike Tou 5th Tim Maynard
2nd Jeremy Presbury 6th Liam Haggerty
3rd Alistair Burnett 7th John Kissell
4th Garry Perkins 8th Paigan Marshall
B- Grade 1st Andy McIntyre 5th Matt Dodds
2nd Dave Beadle 6th Paddy Daly
3rd Bruce Jones 7th Derek Tan
4th Grant Colbran 8th Josh Haggerty
A-Grade 1st Eddie Dawkins 5th Jamie Culling
2nd Andrew Lienert 6th Neil Familton
3rd Garth Cooper 7th Chris Sexton
4th Blake Tait-Jones 8th Shane Fletcher
Winning team was the White Team:
Dave Watkins John Kissell
Garth Cooper Kerry Cox
Jordan Copeland Gary Perkins
Grant Colbran Amy Marshall
Josh Haggerty Tony Raggett
2nd Red Team
3rd Green Team
4th Blue Team
Enjoy the rest and I’ll see you all at the next road race 31st July.
Don’t forget track roll Saturdays 2pm – 4pm.
Keep an eye out for bunch rides during the break on the website.