After enjoying great conditions last weekend it was back to winter reality with cold and very windy conditions for riders at Bena on Saturday. With 4 riders contesting the Lakes Oil tour of Gippsland and several other riders away the officials only had 6 starters. The riders were split into Seniors and Juniors and given 30 min and 2 laps. The first few laps the bunch stayed together but the heavy ride into the wind along the old highway at Bena saw the field disintegrate to riders battling alone against the conditions. In the senior race, Kevin Feely kept the pressure on all the way and rode home the clear winner. Brad Bouquet battled on gamely but could not match the efforts from Kevin and grabbed second place for another weekend. Tony Giles kept turning over the laps to claim third.
In the Junior race, Austin Timmins was able to get away from Matt Minogue and Aaron Fraser. Following recent bouts at a track training camp in Melbourne and racing the Schools Mountain Bike challenge he was proving too fit dor the others and powered home for the win. Matt Minogue managed to swap turns with Tony Giles and keep clear of Aaron Fraser and hence claim second. Aaron battled the wind at a steady pace to claim third.
|Place||Senior 30 min +2laps|
|Place||Junior 30 min +2laps|