Youngsters Brodie Catterick and Peter Crampton finally toppled time-trial stalwart Ray Dunstan in Cuddon Cycling Marlborough's Summernite Series time trial No 3 at Fairhall on Wednesday.
Warm and windy conditions saw a great tussle between the top riders on the 16km New Renwick Rd/Godfreys Rd out and back course. Strong headwinds on the outward journey certainly ruled out any records but speeds of up to 65km were reached on the return journey.
It was Catterick who had the edge in recording a good 21min 27sec to take victory over Crampton (21min 33sec) and Dunstan (21min 34sec). The sealed handicap also went to Catterick by a mere 2sec over under-17 rider Dylan Vile.
Summernite Series - Time Trial No 3: B Catterick 21min 27sec 1, P Crampton 21min 33sec 2, R Dunstan 21min 34sec 3, G van Antwerpen 22min 54sec 4, M Fletcher 24min 05sec 5, D Grono 24min 08sec 6, E Batt 24min 25sec 7, R Murphy 24min 47sec 8, D Vile 25min 19sec 9, A Jamieson 25min 21sec 10. Sealed handicap: B Catterick (20s) 21min 07sec 1, D Vile (4min 10sec) 21min 09sec 2, E Batt (3m 45s) 21min 10sec 3, C Anderson (5m 10s) 21m 26s 4, P Crampton (scr) 21min 33sec 5, R Dunstan (scr) 21min 34sec 6, M Fletcher (2min 20sec) 7, R Murphy (3m) 21min 47sec 8, A Jamieson (2min 30sec) 22min 51sec 9, G van Antwerpen (1m) 21min 54sec 10.
- The Marlborough Express
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