By Ian Fromholtz
The Mirboo North Mountain Classic was held on Saturday. This is a tough race over 60 kilometres on a very hilly course. The race counts for the TV8 Cyclist of the Year series.
Phil Gallagher out-sprinted Tony Hemming (Leongatha) and Grant Lobb (Latrobe Valley) with Geoff Thomson (Warragul) fourth.
Phil Gallagher now leads the series with 320 points. Tony Hemming 310 points is second and Dave McFarlane 305 points is third.
The series is still wide open, but Phil Gallagher would have firmed to be favourite.