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Latrobe City Cycling Club
ITT Championship, Hazelwood Pondage, 48kms, July 9, 2006
Riders were sent away at one minute intervals for the 'Race of Truth' Championship at Hazelwood Pondage in good conditions for the race. First away was Ashley Lucas sporting a new set of wheels. Lucas showed his inexperience at time trialling by starting quickly and spending all his pennies before the power station hill and retiring at the end of lap one. Duncan Orr was next away and was timing his race quite well. Simon Burns was next to go and set a good pace.
Andrew McKernan lost ground to both Burns and Langstaff. Alan Beveridge was next to go. Not renowned for his time trialling, he pulled out at after two laps. Next to go was visiting Wellington CC rider Simon Rothwell who began well catching riders in front of him. Roland Elsdon next to leave the blocks, considered by some as the one to beat was soon into his rhythm and riding well also catching some early starters. Dave Shanahan fresh from last weeks win was away next, riding a control effort. Jim Peachey started and both he and Shanahan were taking time of those in front.
Allen Timmer-Arends, still suffering the effects of a flu, was the penultimate starter but found the going tough but still took time out of early starters. Last away was the short priced favourite Jim Timmer-Arends who began at a moderate pace but still taking time away from the field. The time checks at the end of lap two saw Simon Burns a clear leader over the earlier starters followed by Simon Rothwell, Roland Elsdon.
Dave Shanahan, Jim Peachey and Jim Timmer-Arends were making up ground fast on the field, with Allen Timmer-Arends losing time to several riders in front. At lap three the times were closing up as riders made a last-ditch effort to keep their pace as high as possible. The fast men at the rear of the field were now closing fast and were overtaking riders one by one. Jim Timmer-Arends had now passed more than 70 percent of the field and was closing in fast on the riders still out front.
Simon Burns was the first to stop the clock in a time of 1 hr 1 minute and 14secs, next home was Jim Timmer-Arends who had passed everyone except Burns in the sizzling time of 52 minutes 38secs to take the championship. Next home was Rothwell followed by Elsdon, Shanahan then Peachey who just managed to take second place by 1 secs from Shanahan 3rd. Allen Timmer-Arends was next across the line in the time of 58mins 40secs to finish in sixth place. Next home was Andrew McKernan and Duncan Orr who recorded a reasonable time of 1hr 8 mins 20secs.
1 Jim Timmer-Arends 52.38 2 Jim Peachey 4.00 3 Dave Shanahan 4.01 4 Roland Elsdon 4.25 5 Simon Rothwell (Wellington CC) 5.02 6 Allen Timmer-Arends 6.02 7 Simon Burns 8.36 8 Tom Langstaff 11.24 9 Andrew McKernan 14.58 10 Duncan Orr 15.41 DNF Alan Beveridge DNF Ashley Lucas
Local results 2006