Andrew Fraser dominated the sprint to win the Stratford Cycling Club's Walker Shield race over 50km on Sunday.
A field of 38 riders faced the starter, with the 14-minute bunch working well together to fill the first four placings.
Fraser held off Steve Smith, Chris Peters and Dave Taylor in a time of one hour, 29 minutes and 34 seconds.
The scratch bunch for the 02 Project/ Bike Barn-sponsored race, Mel Titter, Greg Marfell, Jason Thomason and Simon Brown, had to work hard to catch the six-minute-break bunch, which was strengthened by the return to racing of Geoff Mackle and Mark Magee.
Titter recorded the fastest time of 1hr 17min 16sec.
- Taranaki Daily News
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