Oakville Results First race of the season
22 Aug 2020
Parramatta Cycling Club
Results Oakville 22/8/20
A Grade - 7 laps 50.4 Kilometres
1st Place; Peter Wakefield Time 76 minutes 18 seconds
2nd Place; Taylor Forrest – Marconi
3rd Place; Andre Dubier – LACC
After a leisurely first lap the pace progressively got quicker until Peter Went solo after 4 laps. With the chasing group splintering creating a lack of teamwork within the group to try and pull Peter back he went on to win by 3 minutes with a 4 up sprint for the minor placings.
B Grade – 6 Laps 43.2 kilometres
1st Place; Matt Hale – SU Velo Time 57.17
2nd Place; Glen Vermaak - Penrith
3rd Place; David Moore – NWSCC
After a steady start the pace increased on lap 3 with 1 rider away at the end of the lap. A group of 3 then formed off the front and managed to stay away from the chasing bunch. A contested finish with Matt proving to strong.
C Grade – 5 laps 36 kilometres
1st Place; Andrew Copeman - Parramatta Time 65.20
2nd Place; Nick Drew - NWSCC
3rd Place; ? Number not corresponding with sign on sheet
C Grade was given the task of trying to catch D grade which had a low number of starters. This was achieved in the final straight for all but one rider. Andrew at his first race managed to out sprint the pack for a comfortable win and immediate promotion into B Grade.
D Grade - 4 laps 28.8 kilometres
1st Place; Rob Twyerould – NWSCC Time 53.25
2nd Place; Richard Field - Parramatta
3rd Place; Ella Hussein - NSCC
Rob managed to ride away from the group after 1 lap and continue to increase his margin over the following laps. The only question was if he could stay away from the C Grade chase which he also managed to do. Given the windy conditions it was a strong solo effort, but he won’t be sneaking back to D grade anytime soon.