Forecast rain fails to deter Peel club riders

Taylor Wilcock won the B grade race. Picture: Nick Cowie
Taylor Wilcock won the B grade race. Picture: Nick Cowie

There was only one E-grade racer, Callum Milne, who had to race with D grade.

D grade had a frantic race, with a number of riders losing contact in the first few laps.

Milne finished with a dropped B-grade racer.

After the fast start, it was a bunch finish in D grade.

Ashley Clark excelled in the sprint to win convincingly, with Garry Delfs second and Clint Hort third.

The C-grade race was aggressive, with several riders attacking, but the strong winds made racing challenging.

It was a bunch sprint at the end, with 25 riders in the mix rounding the last sweeper.

Richard Maude came in first, Garry Horsfield second and Jill Pope third.

B grade was similar to C grade, with riders attacking and getting small breaks.

But all breaks were brought back and it was Taylor Wilcock first, Mark Glorie second and John Duncan third in the sprint finish.

It was a similar pattern in A grade until the fifth of seven laps, when 10 of the strongest riders broke free.

The break cleared and it was Luke Pledger taking the win, with Paul Mackay second and Logan Calder third.