Very windy, very low numbers. I’m sure the crap conditions kept riders away.
In A Grade, Directeur Sportif of State of Matter MAAP Racing Team, Damo Harris, bought a few of his boys down for a hit out, and 21 year old South Australian Chris Harper took a strong win after soloing off the front of a 3 man break. Harper, team mate Harry Sweeney and Travis Small took off from the start, building up a solid lead on the chasers. At about the half way point, Harper, who wore the KOM jersey for much of this year’s Herald Sun Tour, rode away from his breakaway buddies to solo to the win.
In B Grade, a small bunch threw quite a few attacks at each other, which led to the bunch being quite broken up towards the end. Mark Micallef chased the attack of Michael Francis with 3 to go, and the pair worked well until Francis tired; Micallef then riding the last half lap alone with the rest of the bunch broken up and all finished in dribs and drabs.
In C, Richard Parker held off Dave Lane to take the bunch sprint, and in D Phil Krajewski and Jarron Fisher took off at the half way point and stayed away for the rest of the race, remaining about 3/4 of a lap up on the chasers.
A: Chris Harper, Harry Sweeney, Travis Small, Gerard Zammit, Dean Maclennan.
B: Mark Micallef, Matt Johnson, Phil Tehan, Matt Strachan, Michael Francis.
C: Richard Parker, David Lane, James Black, Paul Downes, Paul Beasley.
D: Phil Krajewski, Jarron Fisher, Barry Cram, Peter Bloink, Ray Moriaty.