Hayden Fletcher wins!
Yesterday's second place during round 7 of the national series saw Hayden Fletcher earn enough points to clinch the win in the National Series. Here is the final points tally.
Congratulations Hayden… brilliant stuff!
Dirt Crits Enduro results
Dave Moore broke through for his first win of the season. Results here.
Hot and tough - Handicap Race - Thursday 3 March
Last Thursday saw twenty two starters front up for a hot and tough 22km handicap race on the Barwite loop. Tony Morris was first off and was followed closely by Lucy Clapham and Cherie Worthington. The efficient quartet of Craig Wilson, David Jagger, David Bock and John Eisner were next followed by Tim Hall, Tony Copland, Will MacDonald and Ian “Birthday boy” Conrick. Christine Hopkins, having warmed up with a 35km run the previous day, was jumped at the start by the in-form Damian Grundy and Jarrod Appleton but enjoyed a strong solo ride of her own. Dan Purcell, David Heatley and Dave Moore were next followed by the depleted, once were scratch group of Darren Bakker and Rob Skinner. With a scratching Tom MacMunn found himself alone off block with Foley Lachal ably promoted to keep tabs on Josh Hopwood in scratch.
In an early effort, MacMunn caught Bakker and Skinner taking till the turnaround to recover from the exertion. At this stage all the groups had settled and were working hard in the heat with Lachal and Hopwood looking particularly menacing. Clapham and Worthington separated to enjoy their own pace with Cherie briefly hopping onto the Wilson bunch which Morris had also joined. Jagger, Bock and Morris made a small breakaway up the Coombsberg until a frenzy of the scratch end riders swarmed over the summit. Tim Hall and Damian Grundy were riding well with plenty of others looking frazzled around them. The end saw a strong and tactical sprint finish with Tom coming off third wheel to narrowly edge out Josh. Jarrod, Foley and Damian made up the top five with a swag of D’s (Dave Moore, Dave Jagger, Dave Heatley, Darren Bakker and Dave Bock) making up the top ten.
Results can be found here.
Congratulations to Josh for a great 5th overall in Masters B-Grade at the Tour of East Gippsland on the weekend – a great effort. Thanks too to our volunteers for the night and to the Delatite Hotel for some much needed rehydration afterwards.
MMBCC is still looking for a few volunteers to help out at the Mansfield Tour on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 March. Please contact Di Condie - firstname.lastname@example.org - if you've got a few spare hours on that weekend, if you're keen on seeing some of the country's best roadies and you'd like a free MMBCC t-shirt.
It's going to be hot over the weekend, so as per our 'heat' rule, if it's forecast to be 35°C or more road bunch rides start at 7am. See you early!