Round 31 of the Footscray Cycling Club’s summer criterium racing saw riders contest the FCC Summer Series Race #3 of 4 at Drake Boulevard in Altona on a beautiful summer’s morning.
In A-Grade, it split at about 20-25 minutes, with Dom Dudkiewicz, Miles DaCosta and Andrew McAuley getting away. Eventually Andrew dropped back to the bunch. The bunch kept the 2 leaders in reach for most of the race and looked capable of bringing them back several times. However, late in the race they must have started thinking about just 3rd place and the 2 leaders kept the pressure on and opened up a comfortable gap winning easily.
In B-Grade, Emanuel Arena and Simon Whelan got away early and never looked back. They worked well together with the bunch not seeming too interested in chasing as some in the bunch were not aware of the break that was up the road. Daniel Standen tried to get a chase going, to no avail, and Agi Giramondo put in a surge late in the race, but the 2 leaders won by about 40 seconds, with Allen Nash taking the bunch sprint.
There were several attacks in both the C and D races but all came back and both ended in sprints. In both cases Joe Bury in D and Leyland Webb in C won the sprints comfortably.
One more race to go riders!
Don’t forget you get 2 BONUS points for racing all 4 races, and 1 BONUS point for racing 3. Get to the Grand Finale!!!
Race #3 Results
A: 10 pts Dom Dudkiewicz, 8 Miles DaCosta, 6 Andrew McAuley, 4 Ross Mueller, 2 Jason Costin.
B: 10 pts Emanuel Arena, 8 Simon Whelan, 6 Allen Nash, 4 Agostino Giramondo, 2 Piers Nyeholt.
C: 10 pts Leyland Webb, 8 Tim Hobbs, 6 David Macpherson, 4 Justin Sheppard, 2 Mark Spiteri.
D: 10 pts Joe Bury, 8 Alistair Delooze, 6 Tim Weitzel, 4 Peter Browne, 2 Walter Chetcuti.