Racing season begins

The event also sees the return of E-grade to accommodate all Peel District members, which comprises riders aged from 11 to 77.

PDCC�s winter road racing season began last Saturday, with cyclists from A-grade through to juniors competing at Serpentine.

A-grade was a typically aggressive race.

It became a tactical affair along the final stretch of Karnup Road, with a solo break, small group and the whole bunch pushing for a victory, but in the ensuing sprint for the line it was under-17 rider Conor Leahy taking out his first A-grade race, with Luke Banham second and visiting rider Craig Cooke third.

B-grade saw Mark Glorie and Ben Jackson break away on the second lap, as a number of riders tried to reel the leaders in without making much ground.

On the sixth lap, Jackson�s South Perth Roulers teammate Craig James bridged the gap with a solo effort and the pair rode away from Glorie.

James rode clear on the final lap to take victory from Jackson, with Jono Bates coming third.

Darren Lee took the C-grade race, Paul Taylor claimed a commanding solo win in D-grade, and Luca McConnachie won the juniors category.

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