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Beauie Worlds Race report - Sunday 19 October 2014


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By veloneil - Posted on 19 October 2014

Warm temperatures and clear skies greeted racers for today’s Beauie Worlds. Arm warmers and vests were absent for the first time this spring and large numbers of twenty plus riders were seen across A, B and C grades with only D grade being a small bunch of four. Bunches B to D showed A grade how races can be won by NSCC!

A GRADE
A fast race of 41kph average ensued with plenty of riders from different clubs producing attacks and counter attacks to maintain a high intensity. Matt Garnon chasing the Bike Bug prize attempted several break-aways with other teams and Marcus laid down a sizeable solo attack in an effort to get finely tuned for Grafton but both attempts were brought back. A late attack by a black skin-suit wearing rider surprised everybody. A single Manly rider chased across and joined in the break as NSCC prepared for a final lap chase down but their efforts were thwarted by a surprise mechanical mishap for Garnon. Brett, Marcus and The Phil Nelson scrambled to close the distance but were unable to and missed out by just a few metres. Their efforts ensured at least Central Coast would get third with Hunter Districts and Manly riders taking out the first two places. Well done to Matt and Simon who braved it so late to the finish and held on. NSCC A graders...Live and learn!

1st - Matt Warner Smith (Hunter Districts)
2nd - Simon from Manly whose name we can’t read (Manly-Warringah)
3rd - Dan Cranfield (CCCC)

B GRADE
Ran Virdi from NSCC and Andy Mellish from Central Coast put in a sizeable breakaway from the fourth lap in an exciting B Grade race. Speeds were consistently high and the breakaway failed close to the end with Andy finally dropping off the pace. Rann did his best to hold off the bunch but was gathered in very late in the race but recovered for 2nd in the sprint finish and was easily the most aggressive rider of the day. Ashley Stapley brought home the win for the Club with Richard Makin taking out 3rd in his first race back after a long lay-off.

1st - Ashley Stapley (NSCC)
2nd - Ran Virdi (NSCC)
3rd - Richard Makin (NSCC)

C GRADE
An even mix of talent brought about a fast, steady race that had no significant breakaways but was dominated in the closing stages by NSCC Juniors who brought home the first two podium places in a fast sprint finish.

1st - Matt Osborne (NSCC)
2nd - Daniel Newman (NSCC)
3rd - Jeremy Betts (NSCC)

D Grade
A small bunch of four riders would’ve felt the pain having nowhere to hide. Congratulations to Paul who took out the prize!

1st - Paul Jackson (NSCC)

NSCC Bike Bug points score update will be available soon.

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