Hot Burke St. Criterium


By Paul Yeatman /  Graeme Parker

Today’s race was held on a calm but hot day.  Temperatures averaged at 36.

In A grade, the biggest break came from Shane Stiles who eased off the front on the climb about midway through.  The bunch appeared unwilling to chase initially.  Once Simon Baxter, Brett Rollinson and Paul Yeatman did some turns, the gap came down and everyone was together for the final lap.  Other attacks took place, however your race reporter was a bit cooked to remember who did what when.

C grade saw a strong attack in the final lap by Ben Perry.  He powered past A/B up the climb and developed a strong lead on the rest of his bunch.  A fast finishing Ross Henry almost got over the top of Ben.  Perry held his lead however.

D grade saw the early retirement of Annie Prijmak who decided it was wiser to sit in the shade than bake in a race.  This left if up to Adele Whelan and Robyn Baker to sprint it out.  Whelan was the victor.
A- B combined
1st Shane Stiles
2nd Simon Baxter
3rd Will Lumby
B Grade
1st Peter Bailey

C Grade
1st Ben Perry
2nd Ross Henry
3rd Jason Fritzlaff

D Grade
1st Adele Whelan
2nd Robyn Baker
3rd Annie Prijmak

A big shout out to Peter O Donnell and Pam Dyson without your generous help we could not race. Thank you for doing the signs, registration, corner marshals and race day coordinator roles.

Next week is the Crit Championships at Endeavor Street, starting at 2pm. This will not be a mass start, it will be aged based.

2014 and 2015 Club Championship presentations will be held at the club rooms during the Christmas party. See our website for full details.

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