Queen’s Birthday weekend – 3 day Gippsland tour.
(apologies for missing the C grade finish)
Stage 1 Results
A Grade: 1st Jarryd Jones, 2nd Kane Walker, 3rd Brett Franklin
B Grade: 1st Dave Mcfarlane, 2nd Paul Yeatman, 3rd Jayman Prestidge
C Grade: 1st Lachlan Matthews, 2nd Chris Henne, 3rd Matt Larkin
D Grade: 1st David Lumby, 2nd Ben Stein, 3rd William Lumby
Stage 2 Results
A Grade: 1st Brenton Jones, 2nd Nick Aitken, 3rd Kane Walker
B Grade: 1st: Paul Yeatman, 2nd Peter Finlayson, 3rd Jayman Prestidge
C Grade: 1st Philip Hanley, 2nd Matt Larkin, 3rd James Brownlie . 1st female: Kate Prestidge
D grade: 1st David Lumby, 2nd Michelle Scurr (1st female), 3rd Ben Stein
Stage 3 Results
A Grade: 1st Kane Walker, 2nd David Mclean, 3rd Daniel Gafa
B Grade: 1st Geoff Thomson, 2nd Neil Walker, 3rd Thomas Mcfarlane
C Grade: 1st Lachlan Matthews, 2nd Phil Camenzuli, 3rd Matt Larkin. 1st female: Kate Prestidge
D Grade: 1st Rachael Dawson (1st female), 2nd Colin Manintveld, 3rd David Lumby
Stage 4 Results
A Grade: 1st Brenton Jones, 2nd Brett Franklin, 3rd Cyrus Monk
B Grade: 1st Thomas Mcfarlane, 2nd Geoff Thomson, 3rd Peter Hollins
C Grade: 1st Neil White, 2nd Philip Hanley, 3rd Phil Camenzuli. 1st female: Kate Prestidge
D Grade: 1st William Lumby, 2nd David Lumby, 3rd Colin Manintveld. 1st female: Rachael Dawson
A Grade: 1st Brenton Jones 06:30:08, 2nd Brett Franklin +16sec, 3rd Kane Walker +25sec
B Grade: 1st Pete Finlayson, 2nd Thomas Mcfarlane, 3rd Peter Hollins
C Grade: 1st Lachlan Matthews, 2nd Chris Henne, 3rd Matt Larkin. 1st female: Kate Prestidge
D Grade: 1st David Lumby, 2nd William Lumby, 3rd Colin Manintveld. 1st female: Rachael Dawson
The complete results breakdown will be posted during the week.
Results as posted on the 3day Tour website
Stage 1: Road Race hosted by LaTrobe City Cycling Club at Yinnar: 20km/lap. Relatively flat.
Stage 2: ITT hosted by Warragul Cycling Club at Shady Creek: 7.5km. Trends downhill.
Stage 3: Road Race hosted by Warragul Cycling Club at Shady Creek: 17km/lap. Little bit hilly
Stage 4: Road Race hosted by Leongatha Cycling Club on the Mardan circuit: 38.2km/lap with B grade also riding a lap of Hulls Road: 12.7km/lap. Hilly.
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A documentary film “Holding The Wheel” by Waterbyrd Filmz is being made during the 3 days.
Racing on Monday will be starting from the Leongatha Secondary College with a 9.00am assembly and racing out through Nerrena and Mardan. Members not racing are asked to help out with support duties on the day. Tour presentations will be held at the Leongatha RSL after racing is completed.
Our keen and enthusiastic club members have raced the 3 day Gippsland Clubs Tour event over the long weekend and performed really well. The club had placegetters overall in each of the 4 grades and the riders won plenty of the stage finishes. It was a well supported event with a good spread of placegetters in even fields. With great weather for racing at Yinnar, Shady Creek and Leongatha the riders have had a wonderful weekend.
In A grade, the win was taken out by Brenton Jones of the Warragul Club ahead of Brett Franklin (Lga) and Silas Monk (Wgl). However, on the last stage at Leongatha on Monday around the Nerrena-Mardan circuit, Nick Aitken (Lga) almost pulled of an upset. Nick broke away on the first lap and held a 2.5min lead over the top of the Mardan climb and was out of sight of the chasing riders. However, Nick’s legs ran out of gas 4km from the finish and the dashing finish of the above trio saw them grab the stage placings and the overall results.
In B Grade it was another very even affair – 4 stages and 4 different winners. David McFarlane won the first stage and son Thomas won the last stage whilst Peter Hollins picked up the King of the Mountain award. The overall winner was Peter Finlayson (Wgl) from Thomas and Peter.
In the C grade division the Leongatha riders won all stages. Stage 1 went to Lachie Matthews, Stage 2 Phil Hanley, Stage 3 Lachie Matthews and Stage 4 to Neil White. Neil White also picked up the king of the Mountains award whilst the sprint aggregate went to Lachie. Lachie came away as overall winner ahead of Neil White and Matt Larkin (Wgl).
In the D grade division it was the father – son combination of David Lumby and Will Lumby who managed to control the event. David won the 1st stage , Colin Mandeveldt (Wgl) stage 2, Rachael Dawson stage 3 and Will Lumby Stage 4. Will Lumby picked up the King of Mountain award for his efforts as well. The overall results saw David Lumby grab the win from Colin Mandevelt whilst Will with his last stage effort grabbed 3rd place overall.
The Warragul club secured the club award with a tally of 70 points just ahead of Leongatha on 67. Next year will be the 50th anniversary of the event so the Club will have to work hard to try and grab the award in the 50th year.
report by Lindsay Love