Kaponga's Gary Lewis snatched victory in the Hawera Cycling Club's Rotorangi classic handicap on Saturday.
Lewis caught team- mate Don Packer on the Rawhitiroa Saddle after closing a three-minute gap in the 48km race.
Lewis then outsprinted the Hawera rider to claim his first win of the season.
Hawera scratch rider Mick Woodhead finished third to claim fastest time.
- Taranaki Daily News
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