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Carnegie Caulfield Cycling Club
Glenvale Crescent, Melbourne, October 9, 2005
By Mal Sawford
Despite the forecast of a wet morning, the rain managed to bypass Glenvale Crescent with only a very light drizzle falling in the final few minutes of the morning program. A stiff breeze helped riders down the back straight, but promised to make things difficult for those who prefer an arm chair ride at the back of the bunch.
The winning break went very early in A Grade, with Brendan Rowbotham (Fitzroy
Cycles) showing the benefits of riding to Bathurst as part of Andy Jones and
Cameron McConville's 'Ride to the Mountain' fundraiser for the Make a Wish Foundation.
Rowbotham was joined by Warren Knevitt (O'Mara Cycles), Leigh De Luca (Jamis),
Anthony Smith, James Maebus (Raceline) and Sam Brown (HLP).
B Grade also saw an early break catch the big bunch napping. Super vet Dennis
Bowen-Day powered clear along with Boon Chia, Cam Winton and Rick Reynolds,
and although their advantage never exceeded thirty seconds, the quartet was
able to stay clear to fight out the win.
The only bunch finish of the morning came in C Grade, with the photo finish camera needed to separate Haydn Green (Hampton Cycles) and Richard Cormick (Burnley Finance) on the line. The win went to young Green, with Pete Smith and Darren Sayers filling the minor places. Kirsty Bortolin (The Freedom Machine) was the leading lady in a well represented women's section - with the girls making up a quarter of the field.
George Sutton (Le Tour Cycles) has been showing good form on the track, and
had been put on notice that his days in D Grade were numbered. His early attack
was too quick for Grant Boydell to follow for long, but as the youngster persisted
he was joined firstly by Todd Daley and then in the final ten minutes by Mathew
Next week's marshals are Richard Cormick, Paul Groves, Cam Winton, and Wayne
Flint. Sign up early for your chance to help out and earn a free race!
A Grade - 1 hour + 3 laps 1 Leigh De Luca (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Warren Knevitt (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Anthony Smith (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Brendan Rowbotham (Carnegie Caulfield) 5 James Maebus (Dirt Riders) 6 Sam Brown (Carnegie Caulfield) B Grade - 1 hour + 3 laps 1 Dennis Bowen-Day (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Cameron Winton (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Boon Chia (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Richard Reynolds (Blackburn) 5 Andrew Rolland (Blackburn) Women 1 Apryl Eppinger (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Jenni King (Hawthorn) C Grade - 55 minutes + 3 laps 1 Haydn Green (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Richard Cormick (Carnegie Caulfield) 3 Peter Smith (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 Darren Sayers (Carnegie Caulfield) Women 1 Kirsty Bortolin (Blackburn) 2 Michelle Murrell (Mornington) D Grade - 50 minutes + 3 laps 1 Todd Daley (Carnegie Caulfield) 2 Mathew Ditchfield (Blackburn) 3 George Jr Sutton (Blackburn) 4 Hari Gopu (Blackburn) Women 1 Brittany Foster (Geelong) E Grade - 45 minutes + 3 laps 1 George Sittampalan (Blackburn) 2 Peter Vlahos (Blackburn) 3 James Kladouris (Carnegie Caulfield) 4 George Snr Sutton (Blackburn)
Local results 2004