Alton's Paul Plumtree ended his season's drought with victory at the Hawera Cycling Club's Black Memorial Handicap race at Normanby on Saturday.
The 46-year-old beat Hawera riders Jason Gunn and John Larkin with a late solo attack after the three riders went clear on the Mawhitiwhiti climb 3km from the finish.
Plumtree rode the 50km in one hour 24 minutes 37 seconds, with Blake Fergus taking fastest time of 1hr 22min 10sec. Scratch rider Fergus took fastest time.
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