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Carnegie Caulfield Cycling Club
Glenvale Crescent, Melbourne, October 16, 2005
By Mal Sawford
Back to fine weather in Melbourne, and despite the lure of a lazy 210km with 11,000 other riders on Bicycle Victoria's 'Round the Bay in a Day' over 150 riders fronted up at Glenvale Crescent. Unsurprisingly, none of CCCC's Herald Sun Tour riders made it to the start line after a well deserved (and very late) night on the town celebrating stage wins, Simon Gerrans' overall win, Hilton Clarke's Green Jersey and Baden Cooke's birthday!
A Grade saw another early break romp away with the bulk of the prizes, but
a little more resistance from a more attentive chasing bunch. Brendan Rowbotham
(Fitzroy Cycles) and Justin Davis (O'Mara Cycles) bridged to Vaughan Bowman
(Le Tour) and Scott Brown (O'Mara) ten minutes in, with the quartet dangling
ten seconds in front of the bunch. With the gap more or less the same five minutes
later despite some big turns from Julian Dutton (BikeNOW) and Sam Brown (HLP),
David Sturt (Pro-Motion/Giant) and Ballarat rider Damien Turner leapt out of
the bunch and joined the lead group.
The sprinters prevailed in B Grade, with the big bunch able to reel in the constant attacks from Nick Gates (BikeNOW), Rick Reynolds and William Zammitt. New Zealand visitor Simon Pope was too quick, outsprinting the A Grade bound Reynolds and Andrew Dorman. The battle among the speed queens saw Peta Mullens (Giant/VIS) claim another win, ahead of Under 17 star Lisa Friend (Bianchi) and Apryl Eppinger (VIS).
The high speed video came in hand again for the closely fought C Grade finish.
Pete Smith and Haydn Green (Hampton Cycles) will make the jump to B Grade after
taking the top two places, with big David Comport and Bob Kelly just keeping
the unlucky Michael Thomas out of the prize money for the second week in succession.
Vaughn Allan jumped away from D Grade in the final lap, and entered the home straight with a commanding lead, but his increasingly frequent glances over his shoulder showed that he had spent his bikkies a bit early, and a strong sprint from Manuel Lawrence saw him fly past to take the win. Allan hung on for second, ahead of Paul Kiosoglous, and Ike Collings - with Collings brought down just after the line after a tangle of handlebars.
Next week's marshals are Roger Lancaster, Andrew Rose, Michael Milewski, Steve
Morrow, Nick Gates, and Mark Nelson. Sign up early for your chance to help out
and earn a free race!
A Grade - 1 hour + 3 laps 1 Justin Davis (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Damien Turner (Ballarat) 3 Brendan Rowbotham (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 David Sturt (Carnegie Caulfield) 5 Vaughan Bowman (Blackburn) 6 Michael Gallagher (Carnegie Caulfield) B Grade - 1 hour + 3 laps 1 Simon Pope (New Zealand) 2 Richard Reynolds (Blackburn) 3 Andrew Dorman (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Will Tehan (Carnegie Caulfield) 5 William Zammitt (Brunswick) Women 1 Peta Mullens (Latrobe City) 2 Lisa Friend (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Apryl Eppinger (Carnegie Caulfield) C Grade - 55 minutes + 3 laps 1 Peter Smith (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Haydn Green (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 David Comport (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Bob Kelly (Carnegie Caulfield) Women 1 Nicole Whitburn (Warragul) 2 Livia Gluchowska (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Brittany Foster (Geelong) D Grade - 50 minutes + 3 laps 1 Manuel Lawrence (Blackburn) 2 Vaughan Allan (Blackburn) 3 Paul Kiosoglous (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Ivan Collings (Carnegie Caulfield) Women 1 Michelle King (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Clare Vlahopolous (Carnegie Caulfield) E Grade - 45 minutes + 3 laps 1 Jake Pedley (Blackburn) 2 Meg Russell (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 James Kladouris (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Jack Cummings (Carnegie Caulfield)
Local results 2004