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Carnegie Caulfield Cycling Club
Sandown, Melbourne, February 28, 2006
By Mal Sawford
Bunch sprints across the board at Sandown tonight, with just under 200 riders
taking to the course under clear skies. With a brisk southerly wind blowing,
the long drag down the finishing straight made things tough for breakaway groups,
with few surviving more than a couple of laps.
Ballarat's Pat Shaw (VIS/Giant) saved his efforts for later in the hour, and
was clear of the chase at two to go, but wasn't able to hold off the chase.
Gatto tried one last time with a lap and a half to go, and may have been a little
unlucky to have the B Grade bunch sprint fill the gap he had opened on the A
A touch of wheels caused a spectacular pile up on the climb with fifteen minutes
remaining in the B Grade race, and while quite a few riders were involved in
the tangle, most were able to rejoin the race. Footscray veteran Ron Gallagher
was one unable to continue, but could at least take satisfaction from the win
by son Mark, who finished a few lengths clear of the bunch in the dash to the
Seton Macleod claimed his maiden win with a powerful sprint in the C Grade
race, holding off consistent place getters Simon Frost, Michael Vogt and Brian
Dew, who all rode their last C Grade races for a while!
D Grade saw a determined Neil Choi earn the win which will move him to C Grade after leading out a long way from home and taking two lengths out of the bunch. The battle for second saw Mario Machado get his wheel in front of Bill Upston and Ben Walker, with the girl's race decided by an equally tight tussle. Kerry McCredden (Le Knicks) took the win from Melissa Nicholls and Anni Jensen (Kathy Watt's Personal Training).
In the $7000 Inexa Summer Series, Michael Vogt has opened a handy lead over
Pat Shaw and Adam Wood. Kerrie Howard continues her charge up the leader board
and sits only four points outside the top three.
All holders of current Cycling Australia licenses are welcome (don't forget
to bring your license or receipt!) and non-members can have a go by taking out
a day license for $20. 2006 licenses are now available at all CCCC events.
A Grade - 1 hour + 2 laps 1 Aaron Salisbury (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Jamie Kelly (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Darren Lapthorne (Coburg) 4 Andrew Aquilina (Footscray) 5 Brendan Rowbotham (Carnegie Caulfield) 6 Mick Teggelove (Echuca) B Grade - 55 minutes + 2 laps 1 Mark Gallagher (Footscray) 2 Alistair Jack (St Kilda) 3 Kim Marshall (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Bruce Will (Carnegie Caulfield) 5 Alister Stuart (Carnegie Caulfield) Women 1 Nikki Matthews (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Alena Radomsky (Canada) C Grade - 50 minutes + 2 laps 1 Seton Macleod (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Simon Frost (Blackburn) 3 Michael Vogt (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Brian Dew (Echuca) Women 1 Kerrie Howard (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Christine Kelly (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Fiona Adler (Carnegie Caulfield) D Grade - 45 minutes + 2 laps 1 Neil Choi (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Mario Machado (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Bill Upston (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Ben Walker (St Kilda) Women 1 Kerry McCredden (Chelsea & Peninsula) 2 Melissa Nichols (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Anni Jensen (Chelsea & Peninsula)
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