First crit race for the 2014-15 criterium race season.
A quite cool and very strong southerly wind met all the keen riders for the first crit race of the season. Three grades doing 30, 25 and 20 minutes + 2 laps to get everyone warmed up and back into the groove.
A grade saw lots of the usual attacks and efforts through the first half of the race then everyone watching Rick Buckwell’s wheel. Dave Warren and Andrew Baker made the winning move and got a good gap with Rich Buckwell putting in a great effort over the last two laps to catch Dave with Andrew Baker staying away for a well deserved win.
B Grade had Carl x2 (Leahy and Judd) doing lots of attacks early. Then Jim Knott and trial rider Darryl Sutter broke away finishing off a very fast sprint.
C & D Grade rode very solid for most of the race staying together with a great sprint finish by Paul Ryan.
Well done to all and thanks to Richard Buckwell for refereeing the race.
A Grade:
1st Andrew Baker
2nd Rick Buckwell
3rd Dave Warren
B Grade:
1st Jim Knott
2nd Carl Judd
3rd Marcus Coppock
C & D Grade:
1st Paul Ryan
2nd Paul Bird
3rd Robin Smith