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Heffron Park, Maroubra, April 5, 2003

Robert Cater too strong

By Tony Horneman

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Randwick Botany riders Robert Cater and Clive Hammerson broke away early with Cater doing a solo effort for the second half of the the combined 32km A and B Grade race at Heffron Park, Maroubra on Saturday April 5, 2003. Steve Hogg (Sydney Cycling Club), from Pedal Pushers Bike Shop, Randwick, joined 26 other riders and finished with the bunch.

Dorothee Grun from the RC Guenther Koeln-Longerich cycling club in Koeln, Germany returned for a hit-out in B-Grade, having ridden strongly in C-Grade last week. Cater won easily in a time of 48min 53sec averaging just under 40kph. Patrick Naughton (Bicisport) started the bunch sprint for the minor placings and scored second in A-Grade. The third A-Grader was Saxon Johns from Eastern Suburbs. B-Grade placings went to Roger Crawford (Randwick Botany) 49min 35sec, David McPherson (Randwick Botany) and David McHugh (Sydney).

B Grade action
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Recently promoted D-Grade rider and bike courier Peter McDonald had his first start in C-Grade and proceeded to lead the 19-rider bunch for most of the 28km race. Alex Templeton caused most race strategies to be re-written as she sprinted away on several occasions to wear down the opposition. Tony Caruana (Randwick Botany) and McDonald broke away in the closing stages but Templeton’s final break on the last lap caused the field to string out.

In the final 400m, Caruana rolled McDonald to take first place in a time of 45min 53sec and average speed of 37kph. Minor placings when to Greg Smart, Scott Rice, Alex Templeton, Jonathon Hogard, Tony Horneman, Kevin Huang, Craig Clement, Adam Chandler (Marconi Fairfield) and Shaun Ballesty. Phillip Chippendale stepped up to C-Grade this week and rode strongly but finished out of the placings.

Nineteen riders competed in the D-Grade 20km race with Simon Llewllyn (Dulwich Hill) finishing first in a time of 35min 16sec, following by Felix Tucci (Waratah Veterans) and Randwick Botany’s Andrew Young. The average speed was 34.4kph.

A good roll-up of junior riders competed in time trails and A-Grade 10km and B-Grade 8km criterium races. Results at the end of the report.

Radio coverage

Coverage of local cycling results can be heard on Sydney’s Eastside Radio 89.7FM "GAME ON" program, hosted by Brad Cooke, each Saturday morning from 10am to 12noon.

More information

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 email or website


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(Randwick Botany Cycling Club riders unless otherwise noted.)
A Grade, 32km
1 Robert Cater                        48.53
2 Patrick Naughton (Bicisport)
3 Saxon Johns (Eastern Suburbs)
B Grade, 32km
1 Roger Crawford                      49.35
2 David McPherson
3 David McHugh (Sydney)
C Grade, 28km
1 Tony Caruana                        45.53
2 Peter McDonald
3 Greg Smart
4 Scott Rice
5 Alex Templeton
6 Jonathon Hogard
7 Tony Horneman
8 Kevin Huang
9 Craig Clement
10 Adam Chandler (Marconi Fairfield)
11 Shaun Ballesty
D Grade, 20km
1 Simon Llewllyn (Dulwich Hill)       35.16
2 Felix Tucci (Waratah Veterans)
3 Andrew Young
A Grade 2km Time Trial
1 Nick Hall                            3.25
2 Thomas Murdoch                       3.26
3 Andrew Young                         3.45
4 Belinda Angwin                       3.32
B Grade 2km Time Trial
1 Tom Patton                           3.42
2 Patrick Jenner                       4.45
C Grade 2km Time Trial
1 Adriano Maradini                     3.54
2 Sam Buckland                         4.16
3 Elliott Doughty                      4.16
A Grade 10km
1 Thomas Murdoch
2 Andrew Young
3 Tom Patton
4 Belinda Angwin
B Grade 8km
1 Adriano Maradini
2 Sam Buckland
3 Elliott Doughty

Australian results from the past week

Canberra CC - Summer Criterium Series #20
Randwick-Botany CC
Murwillumbah CC - John's Cyclesport Cup #1
Mildura-Coomealla CC - Lunarfest Criterium
Mildura-Coomealla CC - Summer Series Road Race Championship
Mildura-Coomealla CC (Mar 25)
Footscray CC - Frank O'Brien Memorial Handicap
Carnegie Caulfield CC
Tasmanian Road Series - Fred Keefe Memorial Race


Complete Australian results for 2003