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Carnegie Caulfield Cycling Club
Glenvale Crescent, Melbourne, December 11, 2005
By Mal Sawford
Great weather brought another huge field to Glenvale Crescent, when organisers
had been expecting a bit of a quiet day. Well over 200 riders took to the start
line, and the big bunches and still conditions meant high speeds were the order
of the day.
As expected, the first ten minutes were raced at a furious pace, with Tighello
and Brendan Rowbotham (SHM Cycles) featuring in the first ill-fated move. The
attack that stuck came after twenty minutes, and staying with Tigs and Clarke
to the finish were MG Xpower/Big Pond) team mates Shaun Higgerson and Darren
Lapthorne, Marcus Wettenhall (Tri-2-Cycle) and Tour of Bright winner Domenic
Gatto (Richmond Cyclery)
Will Tehan (Prime Estate) took the B Grade win with a great sprint which gapped
the big bunch. Paul Southey (Burnley Finance) wasn't far off in second place
ahead of Hayden Green (Hampton Cycles), while fourth saw Peta Mullens (BikeNOW)
become the first woman on the overall podium since Anna Wilson's heydays.
Darren Sayers had the C Grade bunch strung out for much of the race, and had
the regular sprinters on the ropes. An attack at two to go saw new rider John
Park ride away un-noticed by too many of the fast men, as Park had the strength
to hold on to take the win twenty metres ahead of the bunch.
Lanky Jason Swackhamer claimed his maiden win with a good sprint in D Grade, just ahead of youngsters Dean Berry (Bicycle Superstore) and Peter Walker - both of whom are ready to step up to C Grade. Another young rider, Oliver LeGrice, showed the benefits of racing with the seniors on the track as he flew home in fourth place. Clare Vlahopolous won the Women's division from Nana Jernstrom and Melissa Nicholls
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 Robert Tighello (Carnegie Caulfield) 1 Marcus Wettenhall (Ballarat - Sebastapol) 3 Hilton Clarke (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Shaun Higgerson (NSW) 5 Domenic Gatto (Brunswick) 6 Darren Lapthorne (Coburg) B Grade - 1 hour + 3 laps 1 Will Tehan (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Paul Southey (St Kilda) 3 Haydn Green (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Peta Mullens (Latrobe City) 5 Peter Smith (Carnegie Caulfield) Women 1 Peta Mullens (Latrobe City) 2 Tess Downing (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Rachel Rademaker (Blackburn) C Grade - 50 minutes + 3 laps 1 John Park (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Alister Stuart (MTBA) 3 Matt White (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Darryl Pate (Carnegie Caulfield) Women 1 Michelle Murrell (Mornington) 2 Denise Betts (Blackburn) 3 Brittany Foster (Geelong) D Grade - 45 minutes + 3 laps 1 Jason Swackhamer (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Dean Berry (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Peter Walker (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Oliver LeGrice (Carnegie Caulfield) Women 1 Clare Vlahopolous (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Nana Jernstrom (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Melissa Nichols (Carnegie Caulfield) E Grade - 45 minutes + 3 laps 1 Darren Weitening (Mornington) 2 Russ Dark (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 George Vissariou (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Haydn Paynter (Carnegie Caulfield)
Local results 2004