Goulburn Cycle Club road racing

PUSHING FOR HOME: Jacob Emmerton nears the finish of the ITT Industries Individual Time Trial. Photo: David Carmichael
PUSHING FOR HOME: Jacob Emmerton nears the finish of the ITT Industries Individual Time Trial. Photo: David Carmichael

Local cycling this Wednesday evening was the ITT Industries Individual Time Trial on Windellama Road.

A big field of 18 rides signed on for the race under cloudy skies and facing a tricky cross wind.

Starting at Brisbane Grove Road riders headed out on the 22km out and back course, which took them over the Gundary Plain and past the airport before a short climb up to the plateau and the turnaround point at Bullamalita Road.

In the time trial there is no hiding away in the peloton getting protection from the elements. It is the race of truth where riders simply race against the clock. Like in athletics and swimming they are aiming to improve on their personal best performances over the course.

Tony Wade set off first and all other riders followed at 30 second intervals.

In A Grade Cameron Roberts fresh from racing in New Zealand tore up the course averaging 45 km/hr of the journey for a comfortable win over Jacob Emmerton followed by Callum Emmerton.

CUTTING RESISTANCE: The slipstream position of riding a time trialling - Gavin Moroney. Photo: David Carmichael

CUTTING RESISTANCE: The slipstream position of riding a time trialling - Gavin Moroney. Photo: David Carmichael

B Grade turned out to be an arm wrestle between North Sydney rider Ross Hodgsen and Neils Laugesen with the visitor taking the honours this time by 26 seconds. Phil Hansen had a solid ride finishing in third place.

Wayne Bensley took out C Grade by 21 seconds over young Alex Parlett with Chris Berry a further four seconds back in third.

In D Grade Ted Goad took line honours with Tony Wade in second place. 

Thanks to the volunteers - timekeeper Mrs Bush, Chief Commissaire Phil Bush, traffic controllers Grant Moller and Anthony Field and David Carmichael and Garry Sheehy in the lead/follow cars.

Next Wednesday racing is at Breadalbane for the Acciona Gunning Wind Farm Graded Scratch Race.

Sign on is 6pm at the church and racing starts at 6.30pm. New riders are always welcome.

POWERING ON:  Phil Hansen's face shows the effort required  to power on determined to average faster. Photo: David Carmichael

POWERING ON: Phil Hansen's face shows the effort required to power on determined to average faster. Photo: David Carmichael

Results

ITT Industries Individual Time Trial 22kms

A Grade

  • 1st Cameron Roberts                                       29:18     45 km/hr
  • 2nd Jacob Emmerton                                       30:44     43 km/hr
  • 3rd Callum Emmerton                                      31:49     41 km/hr

B Grade

  • 1st Ross Hodgsen (North Sydney)    33:02   40 km/hr
  • 2nd Neils Laugesen                                           33:28     39 km/hr
  • 3rd Phil Hansen                                                  34:54     38 km/hr

C Grade

  • 1st Wayne Bensley                                            39:35     33 km/hr
  • 2nd Alex Parlett                                                  39:56     33 km/hr
  • 3rd Chris Berry                                                    40.00     33 km/hr

D Grade

  • 1st Ted Goad                                                       41:59     31 km/hr
  • 2nd Tony Wade                                                   43:13     30 km/hr