Billy Sewell from Port Macquarie devastated a small A grade field with a dominating ride in the weekends criterium.
Two groups were kicked off (lets call them A grade and Gentlemans grade, cos it makes us feel better at the other end of the performance spectrum). Gentlemans grade was a scrappy dog fight, with Dene Bourke straining at the leash throughout the race, chased down (and chased hard enough to invoke the odd pedal scrape through the s-bend, an appropriate name for the corner given the fright that scraping a pedal will give you). He was eventually victorious from Ash Saint, who despite chasing hard over the last few laps couldn’t catch him. Dave Jenner brought home a solid 3rd place with at least 3 riders dropping out due to the pace.
Billy Sewell always looked comfortable in the small A grade pack – he started sprinting about a lap out and was still sprinting as he crossed the finish line with Swannie in hot pursuit in second. Ice Cold Billy Mara brought in an impressive third place.
Jason “Knobbies” Blanch yet again showed up with a non-UCI approved cycling conveyance which somewhat resembled the hideous offspring of a coffee machine and a monster truck. Despite it’s obvious disadvantages, he still managed to be faster than the gentlemans grade race, so I suggest that particular bike needs to be banned on the grounds that it’s too aerodynamic, or the head tube profile offers enough space for Jason to hide behind out of the wind, or the wheels aren’t on the Cycling Australia approved wheels list, or the noise of the tyres scares the Cannibal too much when he hasn’t got the Vorp Vorp wheels mounted up for a proper battle.