With a number of riders absent at the Australian Veteran’s Cycling Championships in Adelaide a small field of riders contested the Supervets handicap on Wednesday. Off scratch Laurie Fitzsimons, Peter Ladd and David Pike worked well to rein in Terry Collie and Marcus Coppock (2 mins) on the second lap and these riders then steadily worked their way through the field. Coming up “Misery Lane” for the last time David Pike surged past the middle markers and had limit in his sights. Kent Fuller on limit (22 mins) almost lasted the distance but was gathered in before the line. However, unbeknown to the scratchman, new rider Spiro Digenis had ridden away from the 14 mins group and had crossed the finish line 40 seconds previously. David Pike’s time of 1:00:52 (37.1 av) was only 20 secs off the supervets course record – an exceptional ride considering the small groups and the slightly gusty winds.


  1. Spiro Degenis
  2. David Pike
  3. Kent Fuller
  4. Terry Cillie
  5. Peter Ladd
  6. Ray Clifford
  7. Robert Young
  8. Laurie Fitzsimons
  9. Tony Sparks
  10. Ross West


Winner’s time 1: 14:09 Fastest time (David Pike) 1:00:52