Salton Wins A Grade


By Ian fromholtz

Warragul Cycling Club members competed in A, B and C grade scratch races at Nilma North on Saturday afternoon.

John Salton managed to hold off a determined Brad Lester despite having a slow puncture to win A grade.  Paul Rowse was third and Ian Miller fourth, John competed the 55 kms in one hour 35.57 minutes.

Peter Finlayson punctured in the B grade race but managed to catch Mike Goyne on the line to win B grade.  Graeme Hanks was also the victim of punctures but came home in third position.

Paul Yeatman continued on with his good form and had a comfortable win over Kevin Ware in the C grade race.

Brett  Williams  won  A grade juveniles from Brett Miller and  Stuart Cuckson rode well to win B grade from Travis Fromholtz and Scott Byers.

New rider Damien Jarrard won C grade.

Mike Goyne still has a comfortable lead in the point score but there is plenty of time for riders to peg him back.

Travis Fromholtz still leads the juvenile point score but Stuart Cuckson is making up ground very quickly.

One of Warragul’s best known sporting personalities Kathy Watt has just returned to Australia from Europe.  Kathy is now in Brisbane training for the world titles in August, Kathy will be Australia’s representative in the pursuit event.  Kathy is also a member of the Australian squad training for the Barcelona Olympics.  After Kathy’s training program in Brisbane is  finished she will head off  to Pennsylvania for more racing and then go to Barcelona for the Barcelona International Cycling Grand Prix.

Some of Kathy’s recent results include a first place in the Prologue of the Tour De L’Aude, a second place in the Prologue at Valence, a third in the town sprint of the Tour De La Drome and a fourth in the 79 km road race at Villemoust-aussoy and a fourth in the Loriol six km time trial.

Troy Warren, David McFarlane and Tony Smith came first, second and third respectively in the Morwell to Maffra road race on Sunday and Warragul’s John Salton came in sixth.

Next week the club will hold an individual time trial over a 10 km circuit at Nilma North.

Geoff Thomson is still on the sick list, the club wishes you a speedy recovery Geoff.

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