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Randwick Botany Cycling Club
Heffron Park, Sydney, October 8, 2005
The usual Heffron Park gale was upgraded to 'hurricane' status at the weekly Randwick Botany Cycling Club Criterium races on Saturday 8 October, but that did not deter our local dare devil riders as they moved about in the cross winds, almost stopped in the headwinds, and set speed records downwind. The fields were significantly smaller this week and with the riders going off the back of the bunch one by one, sometimes two and three at a time, there were only a handful of riders left in each grade.
A-grade broke up very early with Dave Whyman and Stewart "Computer" Campbell working together for almost the entire race. In the end Dave turned on the pace and Campbell was happy to sit up and roll in for second.
B-grade - Richard Lang moved away from the front of the bunch early in the race and continued to move away for the entire race. About halfway through he came running back to the start-finish line with a rear puncture. Even with a wheel change he finished ahead by a country mile.
C-grade action saw Karl Bellamy leading young gun Aaron Bicknell. Aaron is getting quicker all the time and did a fabulous one-lap time of 3 minutes flat which was very impressive on under 15 gearing.
A Grade, 18 laps, 36km 1 Dave Whyman (Randwick Botany/FRF Couriers) 2 Stewart Campbell (Eastern Suburbs) 3 Stan Genarkis (Sydney) B Grade, 16 laps, 32km 1 Richard Lang (Caravello/Colnago) 2 Patrick O'Shea (Randwick Botany/FRF Couriers) 3 Andy Hall (Randwick Botany/FRF Couriers) C Grade, 14 laps, 28km 1 Marcus Emery (Turramurra) 2 James Cheetham (Dulwich Hill) 3 Matthew Cordrey (Southern Off-Road) D Grade, 10 laps, 20km 1 Grant Bond (Dulwich Hill) 2 Adriano Maradini (Randwick Botany/FRF Couriers) 3 Ruth Walshe (Randwick Botany/FRF Couriers) E Grade, 8 laps, 16km 1 Leeann Emery (Randwick Botany/FRF Couriers) 2 Grant Roe (Randwick Botany/FRF Couriers) 3 Emma Jones (Randwick Botany/FRF Couriers)
Local results 2004