By Ian Fromholtz
Brad Lester is the winner of the Warragul Cycling Club’s winter point score series held over the last 26 weeks at Nilma North. Brad has been a very consistent performer all year and a keen supporter of club racing both on the road and also the track. Brad has been racing with the Warragul Cycling Club for two or three years now and quickly established himself as one of the club’s top juvenile riders. To win this long scries against the senior riders speaks volumes for the tenacity and dedication of Brad.
The final results of the seniors points score were Brad Lester 89 points, John Salton 88 points, Paul Yeatman 84 points and Mike Goyne 67 points.
Stuart Cuckson was the winner of the juvenile point score series. Stuart has had a great first year in cycling notching up seven wins and many placings in the juvenile point score series. Stuart finished the series with 140 points from Brett Williams 122 points, Travis Fromholtz 118 points, and Brett Miller 88 points.
Congratulations to winners and place getters in the senior and juvenile point score.
A top field of A grade riders covered the 40km race at Nilma North on Saturday in a very fast time of 1 hour 6 minutes. Wayne Kestle was the winner from Phil Gallagher, Darren Spiteri, and Brad Lester.
Tim Eerhard won B grade from Brian Miller, Ken Bolch and Graeme Hanks.
Stuart Cochrane won C grade from Kevin Ware.
Stuart Cuckson won A grade juvenile from Brett Miller, Murray Fenwick, and Aaron Nobelius. Stuart and Brett were involved in a very spirited sprint but Stuart just held out Brett.
Scott Byers returning to racing after a winter lay-off won B grade juveniles from Ryan Turk, Brendan Stockell, David Reid and Damian Jarrad.
A small field of cyclists braved cold weather and some rain to compete in the opening meeting of the track season at the Warragul velodrome. Gary Jackson was by far the most successful cyclist on the evening having several wins. Stuart Cuckson and Aaron Nobelius were the most successful of the juveniles. Both Stuart and Aaron were riding on the velodrome for the first time and acquitted themselves very well.
Next Saturday there will be a picnic ride to Blue Rock reservoir starting at 9.30 am at the velodrome.
The following week racing will be at Burke Street for the start of a seven race spring series.
From next week Geoff Cuckson will takeover the writing of the Gazette articles. Good luck Geoff for this job. If Geoff is not at race meetings articles for publication can be given to Stuart Cuckson.