The Wanganui weather managed to hold off for the first night of racing with some exciting time trials and scratch races for Marist and Feilding riders.
Kate Stewart rode in her first ever track competition and won the U15 500m TT quite convincingly. Mark Findlay, Jaycob Humphries and Sean Whitehouse came 1st, 2nd & 3rd in the U17 500m TT and 2000m pursuit race. Matiu Kaihau won the U19 kilo TT with Josh Chard coming 4th and Sjoerd finishing 5th.
Jaycob rode strongly to win both U17 scratch races, with Sean and Mark coming 2nd and 3rd respectively in an exciting finish across the line. The senior men’s racing was fast and furious over the 32 lap scratch race with Matiu Kaihau finishing 1st in the U19 grade, Josh Chard 3rd and Sjoerd 4th.
The weather played havoc on Saturday so racing was delayed until Sunday, which just allowed the track to dry out enough for racing. Sprints, pursuits and points races were held with awesome results from all our riders.
Crikey Mate - Fair Dinkum— What an absolutely awesome event. A piece of France nestled in the mountains surrounding Bright-Victoria.
Prior to heading off for the 2009 Taupo 4 lapper I entered the extended version of the 25 year old original 200km Alpine Classic in Victoria Australia.
With the opening of the new Alpine highway, a new route, with more mountains to climb, and a new distance of 250km was now available.
The Higgins 6Hr Event was a great success. There was lots of good feedback to the organisers. Even the weather played the game (almost).
Here are results and photos from the Manfeild event on Sunday...