2015 Road Race Report Week 3

40km scratch race (8x 5km laps)

With ominous dark clouds to the west and a shower of rain 10 minutes before start time, seven keen riders lined up for an afternoon’s racing. Just before the starting gun was fired Greg P arrived and took his marks. The riders’ optimism paid off as the clouds parted and the sun came out. Junior racers Boyd B-M and William P joined the peloton for the first 5 laps and a “small chainring” intermediate sprint was held at the end of each of these laps. Willam won the sprint against Boyd in a photo finish at the end of the 5th lap.
The last 3 laps were contested by the remaining six riders. Despite a few short lived attacks the peloton remained intact right until the final sprint. Pieter N took line honours in B grade while Simon B took 1st in C grade.
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