The attacking began on Lap 2 with 2 riders away.
05 Sep 2020
Parramatta Cycling Club
Results Oakville 5/9/20
A Grade - 7 laps 50.4 Kilometres
1st Place; Nash Kent – Park Life CC Time 71 minutes 22 seconds
2nd Place; James Everett – Park Life CC
3rd Place; Rylee Field – NSCC
Lap Times 10.19 – 9.39 – 10.15 – 9.54 – 10.19 - 10.44 – 10.10
The attacking began on Lap 2 with 2 riders away. With 5 riders already feeling the pressure and being off the back of the bunch never to return. On lap 3 this ended up being a solos away with Rylee Field applying plenty of pain.
Ryle eventually returned to the bunch with 2 laps to go and a breather was taken until the last lap when 3 riders managed to again get off the front of the main group. This small break held onto the margin until the finish.
B Grade – 6 Laps 43.2 kilometres
1st Place; Brain Appleyard - Parramatta Time 66 minutes and 1 second
2nd Place; Jacob Van Egmond – Peloton Sports
3rd Place; Daniel Bernard – Waratahs
Lap Times 11.01 – 10.59 – 11.05 – 11.20 – 11.08 – 10.28
The bunch stated together until the final sprint although spread out along the road. Brian proved that once a sprinter, always a sprinter and powered to victory.
C Grade – 5 laps 36 kilometres
1st Place; Rusom Okubazgi - Parramatta Time 61.25
2nd Place; Justin Lam – Park Life CC
3rd Place; Richard Sansom – Park Life CC
Lap Times 12.54 – 11.53 – 12.08 – 12.17 – 12.13
Rusom having his first race showed plenty potential with a clear margin of victory over Justin and Richard, and a quick promotion into B Grade for his next race.
D Grade - 4 laps 28.8 kilometres
1st Place; Joseph Lovett – Penrith CC Time 52.55
2nd Place; Glen Sanford - NWSCC
3rd Place; Ewan Layton - Parramatta
Lap times 14.05 – 14.20 – 12.29 – 12.04
W what appears now to be a couple of leisurely laps, the pace increased significantly with A Grade passing D Grade on the road and the competitive stay in touch attitude shone through. With a chase within the chase happening, 3 riders off the front trying to chase A Grade and the balance of the group chasing them. Eventually the run to the line was a battle of young winning out against older rivals and acknowledgement form the handicapper that all 3 placegetters can look forward to their next outing in C Grade.
Parramatta CC would like to thank Park Life Cycling Club for their support at today’s racing with 30 riders in attendance on what was a wonderful sunny afternoon for racing.