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Carnegie Caulfield Cycling Club
Glenvale Crescent, Melbourne, November 6, 2005
By Mal Sawford
The first 30 degree day of the season brought another good sized field of sun
worshippers to Glenvale Crescent. It may be early in the season but there are
plenty of bronzed Aussies getting around already with tan lines already very
When the break passed the B Grade bunch for the first time, Maebus and Trigar
picked up the pace enough to put Nelson into difficulties, and by the time the
bunch had passed the B Graders the six remaining breakaway riders were out of
sight. A flurry of moves off the front of the bunch served to string the bunch
out, but weren't enough to pull back time on the six out front, who went on
to lap the field with five minutes of the race remaining.
A little controversy unfolded in the B Grade race with an early break by Mick
Bailey (Bicycle Superstore), Peter Zvedeniuk and Matt Curnow (The Freedom Machine)
joined by another two riders. Officials ruled the re-inforcements had unfairly
benefited from the A Grade bunch passing to reach the leaders and banished them
back to the bunch, spelling the end of the break.
Both C and D Grades saw bunch kicks decide the winners, as the bigger than usual bunches make it much tougher for the breakaway attempts to succeed. A review of the video saw the C Grade win go to Anthony Peacock ahead of a relieved Michael Thomas, who was finally on the podium after a run of fifth place finishes! Danny Weatherley took third from Damien Jones, while Michelle Murrell took the Women's win from a much improved Louisa Judd (Hampton Cycles) and Andrea Bishop.
Graeme Robertson-Smith collected the cash in D Grade, with the minor places to Daryl Beovic, Michael Chiller and Todd Spain. The Women's winner was Claire Vlahopolous, who sprinted clear of Melissa Nichols on the final lap.
Tuesday Twilight racing at Sandown will commence this week (November 8) with
the Sandown Road gate opening at 6pm for a 6.30pm race start for all grades.
Carnegie Caulfield Criteriums continue Sunday mornings at Glenvale Crescent
(Melways map 80B2). C, D and E Grades start at 9am, while A and B Grade ride
A Grade - 1 hour + 3 laps 1 David Newton (ADF) 2 Alex Smyth (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 James Maebus (Dirt Riders) 4 Greg Nicholson (Carnegie Caulfield) 5 Peter Trigar (Brunswick) 6 Danny Kah (Carnegie Caulfield) Women 1 Katie Mactier (Carnegie Caulfield) B Grade - 1 hour + 3 laps 1 Russell Collins (Hawthorn) 2 Tom Walker (St Kilda) 3 Michael Downing (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Trent Brown (Carnegie Caulfield) 5 Nick Gates (Carnegie Caulfield) Women 1 Helen Kelly (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Gemma Kennessy (Brunswick) C Grade - 55 minutes + 3 laps 1 Anthony Peacock (Blackburn) 2 Michael Thomas (Blackburn) 3 Danny Weatherley (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Damien Jones (Carnegie Caulfield) Women 1 Michelle Murrell (Mornington) 2 Louisa Judd (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Andrea Bishop (Carnegie Caulfield) D Grade - 50 minutes + 3 laps 1 Graeme Robertson-Smith (Hawthorn) 2 Daryl Beovic (St Kilda) 3 Michael Chiller (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Todd Spain (Carnegie Caulfield) Women 1 Claire Vlahopolous (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Melissa Nichols (Carnegie Caulfield) E Grade - 45 minutes + 3 laps 1 Lewis Stolz (Geelong) 2 Gavin Sittampalan (Blackburn) 3 Jess Stirling (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Christian Kelleher (Carnegie Caulfield)
Local results 2004