Laurie D'Arcy nails veterans' McLean Cup title

20:03, Jul 01 2014
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LEADER OF THE PACK: Laurie D'Arcy, right, took out the McLean cup in a great sprint. Pictured beside D'Arcy is Grant Wilson and Pippa Goodwin, left, who finished third.

Laurie D'Arcy produced one of the best veteran victories in years when he won Cycling Timaru's McLean Cup.

The testing three lap circuit totalling 48 kilometres around Fairview-Claremont area attracted 86 seniors and 32 cadets, with the steady climb up Claremont Road testing all the riders

Having reeled in the five bunches ahead of him D'Arcy sprinted powerfully to win from co-markers Greg Harrison and Pippa Goodwin in 1hr 19min 41 sec.

The scratch quartet of Reon Park, Tim Rush, Kyle Wood and Craig Domigan rode well together with Park taking fastest time in 1hr 05min 51sec.

The under-17 cadets raced an 18km handicap event with Henry Smith, from the second bunch to leave, riding strongly to win well from Daniel Goodwin and Bailey O'Donnell in 32 min 4sec.

Chris Hogg recorded the fastest time of 28min 07sec from Regan Holland and Jack Gibbs.

Erin Hall showed out to win 12km handicapped development grade from Scott Hall and Oliver Smith

Jonathan Fish recorded fastest of 17min 8sec, 13sec quicker than Hall, with Milly Ford third fastest.


The Timaru Herald