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Carnegie Caulfield Cycling Club
Glenvale Crescent, Melbourne, February 5, 2006
By Mal Sawford
A SouthAustralia.com/AIS rider took home the chocolates for the third CCCC race in succession, with former World Junior Team's Pursuit Champion Simon Clarke taking an impressive win to follow on from Jonathon Clarke' two wins at the Karak Classic and Sandown last week.
Ray Turner (Bianchi) twice tried to break the field up early on, and David
Sturt (Pro-Motion Bicycles), Pat Shaw (VIS/Giant) and Brendan Rowbotham (SHM)
were also aggressive. The big field kept all the attacks within sight in the
first half of the race, however, most caught within a couple of laps.
Emma Rickards (Univega) joined an early attack in B Grade, and rode aggressively
throughout the race, which eventually came down to a bunch sprint. Rick Jones,
James Shepherdson and Richard Cormick all tried to take a solo win for the Burnley
Finance squad, but the boys are running out of team mates to control the bunch
as they make their way to A Grade one by one!
Adam Wood (BikeNOW) capped off a short stay in C Grade with a good win, ahead of Neale Adams, Matt Ditchfield and David Watson. Gemma Goyne was too quick for Tri-Alliance Coaching stable mate Clare Vlahopolous, and Fiona Adler rounded out the top three Women.
Michael Vogt will make the move to C Grade after taking the D Grade win as the bunch split in the final laps. Also forcing the pace and reaping the rewards were Darren Weitening, Gavin Sittampalan (Quick Cycle Coaching) and John Jones, who rounded out the placings. Nat Howard took the Women's win ahead of Nan Jernstrom and Melissa Nicholls.
Carnegie Caulfield Criteriums continue with Tuesday Twilight racing at Sandown
Racecourse. (Melways map 80J6). Racing at Sandown runs until the end of March,
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) with new start times
for 2006: B, D and E Grades start at 9am, while A and C Grade ride at 10am.
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Images by CJ Farquharson/www.velophoto.net
A Grade - 1 hour + 3 laps 1 Simon Clarke (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Pat Shaw (Ballarat/Sebastapol) 3 Taigh Banson (Blackburn) 4 David Sturt (Carnegie Caulfield) 5 Vaughan Bowman (Blackburn) 6 Nathan Wise (Carnegie Caulfield) B Grade - 1 hour + 3 laps 1 Alister Stuart (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Andrew Curtain (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Paul Groves (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Kirsty Bortolin (Carnegie Caulfield) 5 Mark Kotzen (Carnegie Caulfield) Women 1 Kirsty Bortolin (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Emma Rickards (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Edwige Pitel (France) C Grade - 50 minutes + 3 laps 1 Adam Wood (Blackburn) 2 Neale Adams (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Matt Ditchfield (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 David Watson (Carnegie Caulfield) Women 1 Gemma Goyne (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Clare Vlahopolous (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Fiona Adler (Carnegie Caulfield) D Grade - 45 minutes + 3 laps 1 Michael Vogt (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Darren Weitening (Mornington) 3 Gavin Sittampalan (Blackburn) 4 John Jones (Carnegie Caulfield) Women 1 Nat Howard (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Nana Jernstrom (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Melissa Nicholls (Carnegie Caulfield) E Grade - 45 minutes + 3 laps 1 Pascoe Gordon (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Brian Revell (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Sue Cox (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Phil Cox (Carnegie Caulfield)
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