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Carnegie Caulfield Cycling Club
Glenvale Crescent, Melbourne, December 4, 2005
By Mal Sawford
With the popular Tour of Bright attracting the serious roadies, and the Melbourne Cup on Wheels track carnival the night before, officials were expecting a quiet day at Glenvale Crescent, but were pleasantly surprised when over 180 riders paid their entry fees.
The wind picked up throughout the morning, developing into a very strong and
gusty northerly for the start of the A and B Grade races. Early attacks in A
Grade kept the bunch strung out, but the head wind leg towards corner four proved
tough enough to keep the attackers within easy reach of the bunch. Pat Shaw
(Giant) made a welcome return to racing after the horrific facial injuries he
suffered in this year's Herald Sun Tour, and although claiming to be down on
fitness was quickly on the attack.
The B Grade race became one of attrition in the difficult conditions, with
close to half the bunch happy to watch the final laps from the sidelines. Cagey
Footscray vet Glen Hutchinson (Salter Cycles) mastered the conditions best,
and sprinted to the win which could well make him one of the oldest A Grade
competitors going around!
Just when it seemed that the sprinters in C Grade were capable of neutralising
any attack, an early break succeeded this week! Marcus Schnell and Nick Palecek
made the initial move, five minutes in, and were joined the following lap by
Danny Weatherley. Paul Groves (Croydon Cycleworks) was the final rider to make
it across, and the quartet built up a lead of over thirty seconds.
Manuel Falcon (CBD Cycles) shot off the front of the D Grade bunch early on,
and the resulting frantic chase decimated the shell shocked bunch. He was eventually
reeled in, but jumped away again after a few minutes recovery, and was only
caught in the final laps when some of the more experienced riders organised
the fastest D Grade paceline in history.
Carnegie Caulfield Criteriums continue Tuesday evenings at Sandown, with the
Sandown Road gate opening at 6pm for a 6.30pm race start for all grades. Sunday
mornings are at Glenvale Crescent (Melways map 80B2). C, D and E Grades start
at 9am, while A and B Grade ride at 10am.
A Grade - 1 hour + 3 laps 1 Aaron Salisbury (Carnegie Caulfield) 1 Richard England (Blackburn) 3 Anthony Smith (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Brendan Rowbotham (Carnegie Caulfield) 5 Danny Kah (Carnegie Caulfield) 6 Warren Knevitt (Carnegie Caulfield) B Grade - 1 hour + 3 laps 1 Glen Hutchinson (Footscray) 2 Jason Theobald (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Wayne Andrew (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Brett Buckland (Blackburn) 5 Wayne Flint (Carnegie Caulfield) Women 1 Peta Mullens (Latrobe City) 2 Rachel Rademaker (Blackburn) 3 Briana James (Carnegie Caulfield) C Grade - 55 minutes + 3 laps 1 Marcus Schnell (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Danny Weatherley (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Paul Groves (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Manuel Lawrence (Blackburn) Women 1 Louise Bourke (Blackburn) 2 Louisa Judd (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Brittany Foster (Geelong) D Grade - 50 minutes + 3 laps 1 Dean Berry (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Todd Spain (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Nathan Oman (Echuca) 4 Peter Walker (Carnegie Caulfield) Women 1 Sophie Ruderman (England) 2 Melissa Nichols (Carnegie Caulfield) E Grade - 45 minutes + 3 laps 1 Phill Berolis (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Jack Cummings (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Natalie Howard (Carnegie Caulfield)
Local results 2004