BCC – Ben Hall X Roads All in Handicap 30 September 2017

By Road Sub-Committee - October 05 2017

BCC – Ben Hall X Roads All in Handicap 30 September 2017

There were 28 starters for another tough race 47km out the Goulburn road and back. Strong headwinds on the way out that gusted between 28 – 44 kph, made for difficult conditions.

The climb to Caloola after 16km only saw one DNF, Nathan Maher who cramped up badly. C Grade riders Brett Dinger and Greg Griffith caught the D Grade riders on this hill on the way out, having only started 6 minutes behind them. Tom McClelland rode away from the other D Grade riders on this hill, showing his continued improvement following his recent return to racing.

Tail winds on the return leg made for fast racing and many of the strong riders took the opportunity to pass others. However, the fast pace home was severely abrupted by the strong headwinds along St. Johns lane in the final 2km, with gusts over 35 kph.

The race was won by the ever improving Mick Foran (C grade) in a time of 1:33:24 only 3 seconds ahead of Neville Krahe from Brooke Tuynman 1 second behind Neville. Brett Dinger (C grade) was 4th from a remarkable ride by Tom McClelland (D grade) in 5th.

Attached are the handicap results (HcpResults.pdf)

Also attached are the actual race times (ScrResults.pdf)

Fastest men’s time was by Richard Hobson (1:19:35) and fastest lady’s time was by Brooke Tuynman (1:33:28).

Richard & Ryan O'Donnell posted the fastest A grade times ahead of Harry Carter & Josh Corcoran. Brian Draper put in the fastest B grade time (1:25:35). Mick Foran posted the fastest C grade time (1:33:24) ahead of the fastest B/C grade time of Rob Stevens (1:33:38). Tom McClelland put in the fastest D grade time of 1:48:12.

Times for many riders in this race were slower than the previous X-Roads race 4 weeks earlier on the 2 September 2017 when winds were 17 -24 kph compared to last Saturday’s race of 28 – 44 kph. Brian Drapper was 9:34 slower, Rob Stevens 17:06 slower, Glen Partridge 14:09 slower, Scott Allen 16:33 slower, Greg Griffith 7:48 and Caroline Robertson 19:52 slower. Hopefully for the next X-Roads race on the 15 October 2017 winds will be lighter.

Attached are the race results.


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