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Results and Reports for June 1-7, 2002
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Randwick Botany Cycling Club
Heffron Park, June 1, 2002
Top Riders Race at Heffron Park
Some of the best road cyclists in Sydney, including Anthony Spurgeon, Stuart Campbell and Kirril Shields, lined up at the Randwick Botany Club races at Heffron Park on Saturday 1 June 2002.
The nine rider elite A Grade group set off on a 36km race which featured a solo attack by Eastern Suburbs rider Stuart Campbell mid-way through the race. Anthony Spurgeon from Team Caravello went into top gear to chase down Campbell in the closing stages. Kirril Shields and Randwick Botany's Aaron Castles stayed on Spurgeons wheel for the bunch sprint to the finish line. Spurgeon continued the momentum to power home to take first place in a time of 59min 13sec and an average speed of just under 37kph in the windy conditions. Second place went to Stuart Campbell and third was Aaron Castles.
Jerry Sowa is from the town of Gizycko in northeast Poland and has been studying in Australia for the past two years. Riding on his international UCI cycling licence, Sowa joined 10 other B Grade riders for a 32km race. Randwick Botany riders Tony Caruana and Club President John Buckton worked hard to keep the pace high. In an exciting final sprint, Sowa showed his strength by finishing first in a time of 54.02, and an average speed of 36km/h. Garry Oliver from the Manly Warringah club was second and Randwick Botany's Will Gray third. Mike Popplewell from Manly Warringah was fourth.
The 20-rider C Grade bunch stayed together until the last lap of their 28km event. Junior rider Chris Young broke away on the last lap and broke up the field. A handful of riders contested the sprint with new club member Sam Haeata winning in a time of 47min 52sec and just over 35kph average speed. Mark Davies made it home second and Matthew Cordery third. Chris Young finished in fourth position followed by junior rider Michael Murdoch.
Scott Rice and Mark Murdoch set the pace in the 20km D Grade race. Kuiper James made it home first in a time of 36min 11sec followed by Paul Baker and junior David Jenkins-Flint. The E Grade 14km race was won by Norman Jew in time of 37min 25sec followed by Kevin Blanchfield.
Randwick Botany Cycling Club conducts racing at Heffron Park, Maroubra NSW each Saturday throughout the year. Juniors start at 1.00pm and Seniors 2.30pm. For more information please contact the club secretary Helen Vella on 02 9667 3307 or website www.randwickbotanycc.com.
A Grade, 36km 1 Anthony Spurgeon (Caravello) 59.13 2 Stuart Campbell (Eastern Suburbs) 3 Aaron Castles B Grade, 32km 1 Jerry Sowa (Poland) 54.02 2 Garry Oliver (Manly Warringah) 3 Will Gray 4 Mike Popplewell (Manly Warringah) C Grade, 28km 1 Sam Haeata 47.52 2 Mark Davies 3 Matthew Cordery 4 Chris Young 5 Michael Murdoch D Grade, 20km 1 Kuiper James 36.11 2 Paul Baker 3 David Jenkins-Flint E Grade, 14km 1 Norman Jew 37.25 2 Kevin Blanchfield
U17 Time Trial, 2km 1 Robert Cater 3.06 2 Thomas Murdoch 3.25 3 Michael Murdoch 3.37 U15 Time Trial, 2km 1 Andrew Young 3.39 U11 Time Trial, 2km 1 Andriano Maradini 4.30 2 Nick Mellick 5.52 A Grade Point Score, 12km 1 Chris Jenkins 12 pts 2 Robert Cater 9 3 Michael Murdoch 5 4 Keegan Aitchison 3 B Grade Scratch Race, 6km 1 Adriano Maradini 22.09 2 Nick Mellick