8 Dec 2020 – Upper Mania HRR 42kms (Short Course 21kms)
The Upper Mania circuit is a 7km mixture of fast straights and tight corners and last night the strong westerly played a significant role.
The start/finish straight was reasonably quick after which the left turn onto a very fast downwind leg followed by the left into the dogleg and then left into the headwind leg and a hard grind back up to the start/finish line. Despite the conditions some good average speeds were recorded with Break 2 >36kph and Scratch almost managing 39kph. Notably some riders were dropped from their respective grades and other groups broken up because of the difficult conditions.
Break 2 suffered disappointment after hitting the finish straight and, thinking it was their moment of glory, sprinted for the line only to realise seconds later that three riders from Limit had successfully stayed away and claimed the podium. Well done them!
A total of 36 riders presented themselves to the start line; 29 for the long course (6 laps) and 7 for the short course (3 laps).
Long Course Results;
1st – Neil Henderson 1:17:32
2nd –Anil Raman 1:17:35
3rd – Kevin McKay 1:19:48
Short Course Results
1st – Leroux Van Der Leek 00:41:10
2nd – Scarlet McCallum 00:41:27
3rd – Doug McLachlan 00:41:27
Next Race – Tues 15th December Club Criterium Champs – 84 Judds Road