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Great turn out from Bike Manawatu for Race 2 of the Kapiti Winter Series

Kapiti turned on another stunning day for us for race 2 of their Winter Series, and we had a great turnout from Bike Manawatu – it’s great to get some racing in the legs, and support another clubs event.

We had 2 riders in A grade with Philipp Vranek in 5th place and Andrew Hill making a successful move from B Grade to A Grade, in 8th place.

B Grade again had the biggest field from Bike Manawatu with 8 riders, and it was great to speak with the Kapiti officials who not only thanked us for supporting their series, made the comment that there was a sea of green jerseys.

The drama in B Grade started well before the race, Johan Oelofse discovered that he had forgotten his cycling shoes – we decided to approach the Kapiti Marshalls on the off chance that a local member would have a spare pair they could loan him, and Phil Cocker drove to his home in Paraparaumu to get a pair of shoes so that Johan could race.  While there is some healthy rivalry between the 2 clubs when we are out there racing, this goes to show what a good bunch we all are, supporting each other – thanks Phil, we really appreciate it.

Johan went on to take the win in B Grade, with Zac Hintz a close 2nd and Darren Murdie in 7th place.  While the points haven’t been updated yet, it sounds like there is a 3 way tie for the leaders jersey, and as Johan won race 2, he goes in to race 3 wearing the leaders jersey

In C Grade, Wayne Fage added to a solid performance in Race 1 by finishing with the bunch in 8th place.

We also had junior riders in D Grade.

Congratulations to everyone that raced yesterday.

We now take a break next weekend, and racing resumes on 6 August.

Click here to view results from Kapiti’s website

Photo credit c/- Kapiti Cycling Club Facebook Page