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Riverland Cycling Club
50km Handicap Stan Heritage Memorial, Murtho, Loveday, Sunday, August 12, 2007
Stevens makes it 2 from 2
The annual Stan Heritage memorial race was staged at Murtho on Sunday with previous winners and competitors eager for the win. Amy Heritage was there to support the riders and present the winners with their trophies on behalf of the Heritage family; honouring her grandfather Stan.
Gordon Lawton was our official lone rider who began the proceedings racing off-limit. Angelo Ylia and John Eshman had to wait a further 17.5-minutes before they could begin followed by Claire Treilibs and Peter Weston 2.5-minutes later. Lawton had a 24.5-minute advantage over last week's winner Chris Stevens and former fastest time rider Mick Gray; their buffer over scratchmen Angus Boase and Lee Stevens reduced to just 4.5-minutes.
Our official followed in hot pursuit to try and catch a glimpse of the riders ahead. Much to her amazement the scratchmen were already 4km down the road, chasing hard at the pair in front. The 50-55-minute mark saw Treilibs, Weston, Ylia and Eshman together but the acceleration was too much for the latter two; unable to hang on until the end. Lawton was 20 kilometres from the finish when C. Stevens & Gray finally passed for their outward leg of the course, but he was already facing the head wind on his return home. Boase and L. Stevens remained strong, cranking the pedals over to try and reel in the remaining field, making the most of the slight tailwind for their outward journey reaching over 50 kilometres per hour.
Lee, Angus, Mick and Chris may have been the last to leave but had an incredible race, claiming the top four positions along with the fastest individual time. Lee claimed first and fastest in a time of 1:18'23”10 followed by Boase and Gray. Treilibs and Weston remained together for the entire 50km event with Weston relegated to 6 th place ahead of Lawton , Eshman and Ylia.
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1 Lee Stevens FT 1.18.23 2 Angus Boase 0.02 3 Mick Gray 4.41 4 Chris Stevens 5.34 5 Claire Treilibs 10.07 6 Peter Weston 7 Gordon Lawton 31.43 8 John Eshman 16.45 9 Angelo Ylia 17.38
Local results 2007