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HUB TOUR 15/17 JAN 2010

The weather wasn’t too inviting this year for the 2010 Hub Tour in the beautiful Hawkes Bay, but the results for our Marist riders where excellent.

Sjoerd van Wagtendonk and Luke McCarthy rode A-Grade with an impressive field of riders including Michael Torkler, Tom Findlay and Jeremy Yates. Both Sjoerd and Luke finished the 5-stage weekend, which was a great accomplishment in itself with such a big field of national riders.Matiu Kaihau

Matiu Kaihau, Luuk van Wagtendonk and Neil Martin rode B-Grade. Matiu rode hard to win 1st overall GC in B-Grade with several good stages over the tough terrain of Puketapu and Burma Rd. Luuk rode well in the terrible conditions and finished all stages with strong determination. Neil Martin was riding strongly with the front bunch during the 2nd stage at Puketapu, but unfortunately was involved in a crash and had to pull out the race.


Miguel Dib, Jaycob Humphries, Mark Findlay and Bradley Nelson all competed in the U17 grade in which Miguel finished 2nd overall in GC with Jaycob 4th and Mark 5th.

All round an impressive accolade of medals for the Marist club, especially considering the poor conditions! The Ramblers Club holds this event every year for all grades of riders young and old. It is a gruelling but very exciting weekend of racing, which is held at the Ngatarawa Winery. Great racing, great prize money, great wine!

 Luuk van Wagtendonk     Miguel Dib

Kathyrn Young