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2006 New Zealand Road National Champs - NE

Palmerston, NZ, October 19-22, 2006

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Stage 3 - October 21: Cheatley takes the women's title

Day three of the 2006 Lion Foundation National Road Championships in Palmerston saw Catherine Cheatley crowned the Women’s National Champion for Road Race in tough conditions with high winds in a race which held until the final 10 kilometres.

The race unfolded over 109.8km of undulating hills, hairpin turns and detoriating weather conditions with a lead bunch breaking away on the second lap, dropping nine of the 23 riders. Time trial champion and pre race favourite Alison Shanks (Cycling Otago) worked hard at the front of the bunch for much of the first half of the race and lead a second break away from the peleton leading into the third lap.

With three laps to go the entire field had regrouped excluding local Katri Laike who was forced to withdraw from the race due to injury. With 2 laps remaining, Shanks and fellow Commonwealth Games rider Cheatley (nee Sell) of Wanganui maintained a 5 second lead against the peleton.

Rain at the start of the final lap saw the bunch again regroup to work together only to be split up again with Cheatley, Shanks and Auckland’s Yvette Hills-Willis taking a commanding lead into the final straight. Cheatley crossed the line with 59 seconds on second place getter Hills-Willis who was racing in her first National Championships having only taken up the sport competively this year.

For Mary Jones (Pegasus Cycling), this mornings race was one she was determined to complete having dramatically crashed in last years championships in a sprint finish. Jones was rightfully emotional when she stepped onto the dias to accepted her bronze medal in the Vet 2 Women’s race, behind Aucklands Linda Goldsack (first) and Otago’s Jan Brosnahan (second).

Robert Martin of Christchurch’s Pegasus Cycling club completed the double when he won the Handbike Road race ahead of Jonathon Nelson (Cycling Timaru) and Tom Scott (Morrinsville Wheelers). The riders completed a circuit of 36.6km on purpose built racing bikes requiring immense upper body strength to power around the course.

Wakatipu’s John Alabaster successfully defended his Veteran 4 National Championship title winning by over a minute with local rivals Wayne Hildred and Mike Lormans (both of Cycling Otago) coming in second and third. Alabaster is a renowned tough, gritty competitor who broke his leg in three places in April this year and was riding with pins, rods and a plate in his leg.

Unlike many competitors in these championships, Annaliisa Farrel (of Pegasus Cycling) is having two chances at both the time trial and road courses. Farrel is riding both in her age group, Vet 1 Women, and as the stoker in a tandem with Neelu Memon and heads into tomorrows tandem having medaled in all races, gold in this mornings road race, silver in the tandem time trial along with Memon and gold in her individual time trial.

The final day of racing tomorrow in Palmerston will see the Senior Men and Under 23 Men race a demanding 183km with Dunedin local Greg Henderson and Timaru’s Hayden Roulston expected to provide highly tactical and powerhouse riding. Henderson returned from Switzerland on Friday night where he signed his pro contract with T-Mobile.


Women, 109.8 km
1 Catherine Cheatley (Wanganui Cycling Club)             3.21.07
2 Yvette Hill-Willis (Counties Manukau Cycling Club)        0.57
3 Alison Shanks (Cycling Otago Inc)                         1.27
4 Marina Duvnjak (North Harbour Cycling Club)               1.51
5 Karen Fulton (Nelson Cycling Club)                        1.56
6 Serena Sheridan (Star and Garter Wheelers Tasman)             
7 Josie Giddens (Cycling Timaru)                            2.05
8 Nimesha Smith (Papanui Cycling Club)                      5.14
9 Jeanne Kuhajck (Nelson Cycling Club)                          
10 Nicola Cox (Cycling New Plymouth)                        5.46
11 Sonia Foote (Cycling Rotorua Inc)                            
12 Dorrette Prinsloo (Morrinsville Wheelers)                    
13 Stacey Sims (Cycling Otago Inc)                              
14 Amy-Kelly Horsfall (Levin Cycling Club)                 19.07
15 Laurisa Marsh (Te Awamutu Sports Cycling)               21.22
16 Rosy McCall (Counties Manukau Cycling Club)             23.29
DNF Katri Laike (Cycling Otago Inc)                             
DNF Vickie Burr (Morrinsville Wheelers)                         
DNF Justine Forde (Papanui Cycling Club)                        
DNF Angelique Armstrong (Papanui Cycling Club)                  
DNF Kathryn Jones (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                         
DNF Louise Mowlem (Star and Garter Wheelers Tasman)             
DNS Annelies Basten (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                       
Women U17
1 Sequia Cooper (Cycling Southland)                      2.23.28
2 Emma Petersen (Te Awamutu Sports Cycling)                     
3 Rachel Chester (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                          
4 Frances Barnfield (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                       
5 Sarah Jane Gilkison (North Harbour Cycling Club)              
6 Beth Parker (Cycling Timaru)                              0.10
7 Ashleigh James (Counties Manukau Cycling Club)                
8 Maria Carlyle (Levin Cycling Club)                            
9 Cathy Jordan (Cycling Southland)                          0.12
10 Lisa Haycock (Counties Manukau Cycling Club)                 
11 Gemma Dudley (Levin Cycling Club)                            
12 Harriet Smithies (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                   0.49
13 Ellen Fowler (Counties Manukau Cycling Club)                 
14 Sarah Martin (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                           
15 Jennifer Wilson (Levin Cycling Club)                     1.16
16 Taryn Richards (Te Awamutu Sports Cycling)               1.43
17 Chloe Harding-Shea (North Harbour Cycling Club)         12.21
18 Emma Prestidge (Timaru Cycling)                         12.27
DNF Jessica Jolly (Fielding Cycling Club)                       
Women, veteran 1, 73.2 km
1 Annaliisa Farrell (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                2.13.01
2 Tracy Clark (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                         2.55
3 Marg Radich (Ramblers Cycle Club)                         5.20
4 Karyn Palmer (Nelson Cycling Club)                       11.52
5 Nichola Wilson (Port Nicholson Poneke)                   18.01
DNF Sonya Johnson (Cycling Southland)                           
DNF Nienke Podmore (Papanui Cycling Club)                       
DNS Glenda Bruce (Cycling Otago Inc)                            
Women, veteran 2, 54.9 km
1 Linda Goldsack (Counties Manukau Cycling Club)         1.39.35
2 Jan Brosnahan (Cycling Otago Inc)                             
3 Mary Jones (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                          0.13
4 Denese Keenan (Cycling Timaru)                            2.36
5 Paula Prestidge (Timaru Cycling)                          6.27
6 Shona Brown (Ramblers Cycle Club)                        10.25
7 Christine van Hoppe (Star and Garter Wheelers Tasman)    19.44
DNF Anne Kerr (Hokitika Cycling Club)                           
Women, AWD, 73.2 km
1 Paula Tesoriero (Port Nicholson Poneke)                2.01.26
2 Julie Milne (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                        22.57
Men, veteran 2
1 Lester Settle (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                    3.06.10
2 Darrell Kircher (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                     0.15
3 Kerry Harford (Ramblers Cycle Club)                       4.05
4 Wayne Evans (Cycling Otago Inc)                           8.58
5 Brendan Monoghan (Cycling Southland)                      9.05
6 Dave Beadle (Cycling Southland)                          10.43
7 Peter Oakden (Cycling Otago Inc)                         12.40
8 Michael Ferigo (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                          
9 Michael Fitzsimons (Papanui Cycling Club)                16.37
10 Tony Goodall (Cycling Southland)                        23.28
11 Paul Birtwhistle (Central Otago Wakatipu)               53.50
DNF Craig Padman (Cycling Otago Inc)                            
DNF Stephen Grant (Cycling Otago Inc)                           
DNF Paul Gough (Cycling Otago Inc)                              
DNF Gary Gardiner (Cycling Otago Inc)                           
DNF Robert Taylor (Ramblers Cycle Club)                         
DNS Neil Sheerin (Papanui Cycling Club)                         
Men, veteran 3
1 Andrew Morrissey (Counties Manukau Cycling Club)       2.31.59
2 Andre Chappell (Papanui Cycling Club)                         
3 Neil Wylie (Tinwald Cycling)                                  
4 Grant Stirling (Star and Garter Wheelers Tasman)              
5 David Sullivan (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                          
6 Paul Newman (Cuddon Cycling Marlborough)                      
7 Peter Hajek (Nelson Cycling Club)                             
8 Mike Sim (Port Nicholson Poneke)                          0.10
9 Sepp Hribar (Port Nicholson Poneke)                           
10 Robert Campfens (Papanui Cycling Club)                       
11 Kevin McCormack (Wellington Veterans Cycling Club )      0.37
12 Ray Dunstan (Cycling Otago Inc)                          2.34
13 Scott Molina (Papanui Cycling Club)                      4.54
14 Fenton Lambert (Cycling Otago Inc)                       9.00
15 Paul Berg (Central Otago Wakatipu)                           
16 Gary Groves (Counties Manukau Cycling Club)              9.17
17 Gary Rush (Counties Manukau Cycling Club)               12.00
18 Martyn Williamson (Central Otago Wakatipu)              12.12
19 Ian Wright (Ramblers Cycle Club)                             
20 Noel Lake (Central Otago Wakatipu)                           
21 Steve Watson (Ramblers Cycle Club)                           
22 Lance Brannigan (Palmerston North Marist Cycling )           
23 Trevor MacDonald (Port Nicholson Poneke)                12.51
24 Brian Lippers (Central Otago Wakatipu)                  13.24
25 Paul Hellebrekers (Central Otago Wakatipu)              19.29
26 Grant Ludemann (Cuddon Cycling Marlborough)                  
27 Peter Maich (Nelson Cycling Club)                       24.52
DNF Tony Catterick (Cuddon Cycling Marlborough)                 
DNF James Archbold (Cycling Timaru)                             
DNF Paul David Gilkinson (North Harbour Cycling Club)           
DNF Tony Lange (Papanui Cycling Club)                           
DNF Greg Bridgman (Papanui Cycling Club)                        
DNF Symon Mitchell (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                        
DNF Kevin Searle (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                          
DNF Malcolm Perry (Port Nicholson Poneke)                       
DNF Steve Chapman (Port Nicholson Poneke)                       
DNF Ken MacKenzie (Ramblers Cycle Club)                         
DNS Denis Cooper (Star and Garter Wheelers Tasman)              
Men, veteran 4, 73.2 km
1 John Alabaster (Central Otago Wakatipu)                2.01.16
2 Wayne Hildred (Cycling Otago Inc)                         0.49
3 Mike Lormans (Cycling Otago Inc)                              
4 Malcolm Pearce (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                          
5 Brent Harris (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                            
6 Bruce Jones (Cycling Southland)                               
7 Patrick Johnstone (Wanganui Cycling Club)                 0.54
8 Richie Howes (Star and Garter Wheelers Tasman)                
9 Tony Morris (Papanui Cycling Club)                            
10 Tom Barnfield (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                          
11 Brent Cowie (Papanui Cycling Club)                           
12 Ian Kirkman (Port Nicholson Poneke)                          
13 Rudy Tetteroo (Star and Garter Wheelers Tasman)          4.33
14 Barry Gilliland (Palmerston North Marist Cycling )       7.30
15 Bob Puru (Morrinsville Wheelers)                         9.09
16 Steve Prescott (Cycling Otago Inc)                       9.13
17 Barrie Matthews (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                    9.44
18 Paul Dahl (Papanui Cycling Club)                        10.55
19 John Machejefski (Hokitika Cycling Club)                     
20 Geoffrey Stewart (Cycling Southland)                    13.43
21 Michael Pearce (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                    16.16
22 Ken Lord (Papanui Cycling Club)                         37.21
23 Ross Cameron (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                      43.36
24 Colin White (Central Otago Wakatipu)                    54.27
Unplaced Richard Clark (Papanui Cycling Club)                   
Unplaced Cliff Leney (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                      
Unplaced Timothy Webb (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                     
DNF Robbie Risdon (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                         
DNF Cecil Driver (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                          
DNS Russell Topp (Papanui Cycling Club)                         
Men, veteran 5, 73.2 km
1 John Dean (Stratford Road Cycling Club)                2.15.37
2 Gary Overend (Star and Garter Wheelers Tasman)                
3 Kevin Lawler (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                            
4 Kevin Thomson (Cycling Otago Inc)                         6.40
5 Rob Scott (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                               
6 Owen Sharland (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                           
7 Roy van Panhuys (Ramblers Cycle Club)                     6.55
8 Peter Gavin (Ramblers Cycle Club)                         7.03
9 Graham Collis (Papanui Cycling Club)                          
10 Lawrence D'Arcy (Cycling Timaru)                             
11 Dave Watkins (Cycling Southland)                        23.00
DNF Darryl Spence (Central Otago Wakatipu)                      
DNS Ray Robinson (Cycling Southland)                            
DNS Noel Eade (Cycling Southland)                               
DNS Murray Hindson (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                        
Men, AWD, 73.2 km
1 Nick Bailey (Levin Cycling Club)                       1.48.22
2 Jonathon Baxter (Counties Manukau Cycling Club)           9.07
3 Wayne Beckett (Cycling Southland)                        20.24
DNS Paul Jesson (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                           
DNS Nick Ruane (Port Nicholson Poneke)                          
Men, handbikes
1 Robert Martin (Pegasus Cycling Inc)                    1.32.01
2 Jonathon Nelson (Cycling Timaru)                          9.20
3 Tom Scott (Morrinsville Wheelers)                        48.13