Sacrifice helps set up Hunt victory

Sixth placed BMC Flyers amalgamated with second placed Team Brooks.

In D grade, Chris Howard, then Marthinus Kemp, led a breakaway from the start of the race.

Once reeled in by the peloton, NBC teammates and the newly formed Team Brooks provided most of the lead work.

In a sprint battle between the two teams, Chris Coote took the win, with Richard Stokes in fourth, and Kemp fifth.

In C grade, David Self, Duncan Rogers and Chris Jackson were acutely aware of their teammate Peter Hunt’s controversial disqualification at the last Rockingham outing.

Pre-race, they approached Hunt with a strategy to set him up to complete his unfinished business.

Sacrificing their own chances of finishing on the podium Self, Rogers and Jackson mastered a last lap lead out for Hunt’s powerful sprint to victory.

It was an emotional victory that further cemented the bond and spirit between club members.

In B grade, Mark Welford was the best placed NBCC rider finishing third.

Kylie Anticich continues her meteoric rise in competitiveness, moving herself up to B grade and finishing in the pack sprint.

At Chidlow, the Australian Time Trial Association held a 27km individual time trial.

Hisayo Thornton represented the club and finished fifth in her category, and 52nd overall with a time of 30 minutes 40 seconds.

The Youth Squad is currently training in Mindarie in preparation for the State Criterium titles to be held on March 19. New riders are always welcome.

In conjuction with Roues Chaudes and Northern Districts Cycling Clubs, NBCC will host the Valentine’s Day Criterium in Gnangara on February 14.

It is hoped that the Gnangara circuit will become a regular venue for local racing.