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Carnegie Caulfield Cycling Club
Glenvale Crescent, Melbourne, November 13, 2005
By Mal Sawford
Good fields, fine weather and great racing again at Glenvale Crescent, with
the day marred only by a crash on the final corner of the A Grade race which
saw promising Shepparton 16 year old Ricky Peoples (Inexa) slide out and hit
the bitumen hard, head first. Fortunately, at the time of writing Peoples is
on his way home from hospital, with a few stitches, lots of bandages and a nasty
headache - we hope he'll be back racing soon.
Julian Dutton (BikeNOW), Nathan Wise (Richmond Cyclery) and Jason Pastor succeeded
in holding a ten second advantage for a handful of laps soon after, while the
other break of note featured former Australian Road Champion Robert Tighello
(Richmond Cyclery), Chris Boone and Jeremy Childs (Pro-Motion). Leigh De Luca
(Jamis) and David Sturt (Giant) tried hard to split things up in the closing
stages, but spectators were treated to something of a rarity - a 60 rider A
Grade bunch sprint.
Josh Morrison (Burnley Finance) and Sean Savage attacked the B Grade bunch
ten minutes in, joined by Steve Morrow and Mark Kelly (The Freedom Machine).
Morrison kept up his attacks after the group was reeled in, first joining Geoff
Pyman and Simon Shaw (Nepean Cycles), and then Tom Blazevic and Adam Mulford
at the half way mark, but couldn't shake off the determined bunch.
Peta Mullens (BikeNOW) returned to the track after a few weeks off to concentrate
on VCE exams, and was straight back on the winners list, finishing ahead of
team mate Gemma Goyne and Apryl Eppinger (VIS).
In the dash to the line Anthony Peacock sprinted to his second win and a promotion to B Grade, while the minor places went to Clint Van Beveren, the consistent Michael Thomas and David James. Michelle Murrell just held off Andrea Bishop to take out the Women's section, with Melissa Kah and Louisa "there better not be an intermediate sprint" Judd close behind.
Completing the full set of bunch sprints, first timer Andrew Finster was too quick for the rest of the D Grade riders, leading home regular place getters Stuart Campbell and Todd Spain. Fiona Adler took the Women's win, and will move to C Grade, with Nana Jernstrom holding off Melissa Nichols by an inch for second place.
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 Darren Young (Tasmania) 3 Brendan Rowbotham (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Darren Young (Tasmania) 5 Lee Howard (Geelong) 6 Nathan Wise (Carnegie Caulfield) Women Katie Mactier (Carnegie Caulfield) B Grade - 1 hour + 3 laps 1 Andrew Steele (Blackburn) 2 Peter Zvedeniuk (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Trent Brown (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Daniel Young (Carnegie Caulfield) 5 Agostino Giramondo (Footscray) Women 1 Peta Mullens (Latrobe City) 2 Gemma Goyne (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Apryl Eppinger (Carnegie Caulfield) C Grade - 55 minutes + 3 laps 1 Anthony Peacock (Blackburn) 2 Clint Van Beveren (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Michael Thomas (Blackburn) 4 David James (Carnegie Caulfield) Women 1 Michelle Murrell (Mornington) 2 Andrea Bishop (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Melissa Kah (Carnegie Caulfield) D Grade - 50 minutes + 3 laps 1 Andrew Finster (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Stuart Campbell (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Todd Spain (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Rob McLellan (Carnegie Caulfield) Women 1 Fiona Adler (Mornington) 2 Nana Jernstrom (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Melissa Nichols (Carnegie Caulfield) E Grade - 45 minutes + 3 laps 1 Jess Stirling (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Christian Kelleher (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Aaron Eynaud (Blackburn) 4 Peter Vlahos (Blackburn)
Local results 2004