Van Antwerpen form rider with three wins

18:46, Dec 10 2012

Gerard van Antwerpen was in good form to take three wins at Cuddon Cycling Marlborough's track meeting at Athletic Park last Monday.

The open grade events on December 3 began with Matt Wells just coming ahead of Graham Henderson to take the 500m rolling start event, with van Antwerpen third.

It was then all van Antwerpen with wins in the 800m handicap event, the miss and out and 8000m scratch events. Nick Batt was consistent with two second placings on the night.

The A grade under-17 events saw a dominant Ethan Batt with a win in the 500m handicap, second in the points race and third in the 800m handicap. Georgia Catterick had a strong winning ride in the points race while Hugh Trollope won the 800m handicap.

James Greer, Veli van Rensburg and Reece Blackmore all had wins in the B grade under-17 events.

Results: Open grade - 500m R/S, M Wells 1, G Henderson 2, G van Antwerpen 3, 38.03s. 800m hcp, G van Antwerpen (scr) 1, R Dunstan (scr) 2, M Wells (10m) 3, 1m 08.83s. Miss and out, G van Antwerpen 1, N Batt 2, M Straker 3. 8000m R/S, G van Antwerpen 1, N Batt 2, G Henderson 3, 11m 45.87s.

Junior under 17 grade - A grade, 500m hcp, E Batt 1, H Trollope 2, J Ritchie 3, 43.66s. 800m hcp, H Trollope 1, Z Mortimer 2, E Batt 3, 1m 02.88s. Points race, G Catterick 23pt 1, E Batt 22pt 2, T Westend 16pt 3. B grade, 500m hcp, V van Rensburg 1, D van Antwerpen 2, R Blackmore 3, 50.98s. 800m hcp, R Blackmore 1, H Kennington 2, S Spencer 3, 1m 03.80s. Points race, J Greer 18pt 1, S Woods 15pt 2, V van Rensburg 13pt 3.


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