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Supervets Racing:
A very cold windy day for racing with Graeme Walker collecting the field for the win! Carl Judd taking 2nd Richard Buckwell Sr 3rd & Ross West 3rd

14 resilient riders entered the race of 3 laps over 37 kilometers. The weather was dry for a change with building winds that were sure to impact all riders over the journey.
Walker was the lone scratchman giving 4 minutes to Judd and Primmer. Judd has been racing well and was considered favourite for the race.
Bubb and Stenos were off 8 minutes. Bubb had a win last Sunday and is in solid form. Stenos is trying to regain good health after a stint riding in Europe.
Spark and Riggs off 11 minutes. Spark is in comeback mode after 3 months off the bike with Riggs always putting in a solid performance.
West and Buckwell were off 14 minutes. Buckwell is slowly showing some form and might be a dark horse.
Fuller and Watson off 18 minutes.
Jennings and Smith off 27 minutes.

The race unfolded close to handicap under very strong gusty winds up Misery Lane with Walker making up 3 minutes on 2nd scratch in the first lap.
Judd and Walker joined forces down Greys Rd 2nd lap and set a smooth tempo to reel in the field.
Bubb and Stenos were caught up Misery Lane with a lap to go and Spark and Riggs were next to be caught with Riggs managing a slow leak was not going to be able to respond.
West and Buckwell were riding well catching and passing Fuller and Watson and hit the lead in the last lap.
Walker and Judd caught limit and 2nd limit in the last lap and after a solid chase caught West and Buckwell in Hendy Main Rd with Buckwell holding wheels until well into Misery Lane.
Walker and Judd fought out the win with Walker winning by a wheel over Judd.
Other placings were Buckwell 3rd, West 4th, Stenos 5th, Bubb 6th, Riggs 7th, Fuller 8th and Spark 9th.
Thanks to all support staff making it possible for the race to be held in the strong cold wind.

Report by Graeme Walker.
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Supervets Racing:
A keen and select group met at the club to be greeted by the onset of rain (it sounds very heavy on the roof of the awning) around 9:20. John Watson did a straw poll on potential riders and commissioned the preparation of the course. Shortly after the precipitation increased and the several riders were less enthusiastic. A side issue arose when a rider in a local training group came down near the clubrooms and First Aiders hurried to assist the young lady who grazed her wrist. This distraction was regularly interrupted by calls from the referee seeking rider confirmation. Finally a call “we will start in 15 mins” forced hurried changes of kit, bike preparation etc. A key strategic decision was made to hold a “sealed handicap" race for the now core group of 10 riders with the first lap as a neutral ride and two laps of racing.
The handicapper/timekeeper/judge decided to start the race from the shelter and comfort of the awning at the clubrooms which led to a leisurely pace. After the first lap a strong group (Walker, Lambourn, Judd, Collie, Primmer) broke away from the group up Forest Rd while the remainder were strung out behind.
By this time the rain had eased but the road was very wet, particularly the corrugations along Forest Rd. Traffic was light but the couple of oncoming trucks threw a heavy spray out. After a lap Collie was dropped and then Judd, meanwhile Phillips joined Primmer who earlier had slipped off the leading bunch and the two worked steadily together. At the rear a couple of riders felt the magnetic attraction of the clubrooms and left Ken Mansfield to carry on so that 7 riders completed the course. When the handicapper revealed his race settings the following places were Phillips 1st, Judd 2nd,Mansfield 3rd, Lambourn 4th and fastest time, Walker 5th.
Race report for Wednesday 11 July by David Phillips.
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2 weeks ago

Geelong & Surf Coast Cycling Club

Super vets marshalling - July/November 2018 ...

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