Full weekend of cycling action in city

Published date11 August 2022
Publication titleSouthland Express
The racing began on Friday night with the first round of the King House Removals Omnium Series, hosted by Cycling Southland at the SIT ZeroFees Velodrome

About 40 riders took to the track, including a group from Canterbury.

After some intense racing, Marshall Erwood and Caitlin Kelly were awarded the leaders’ jerseys in A grade, Liam Ramsey and Kate Russell the jerseys in B grade, Benson Boys and Emily Forsyth the jerseys in C grade, and Benjie Shayler the jersey in D grade.

On Saturday afternoon, it was over to the road as riders took on the Oil Changers Woodstock road race over 54km.

A grade came down to a photo finish, with Magnus Jamieson narrowly beating Marshall Erwood, with Morgan Borrie third.

A big group contested B grade, with Aaron Sinclair taking the win, ahead of Kerry Russell and Alan Strong, while C grade was won by Kate Russell, ahead of Caitlin Kelly and Andrew Lienert.

The D grade race over 27km was won by Ben Wyatt who set off on his own early one, with Lachlan Kelly in second, while the 15km E grade race was won by Timothy O’Brien, ahead of Joshua Driver and Oliver Zwies.

Sunday morning dawned cold and damp, but that did not put off the 90 or so riders who lined up for the fourth round of the Outdoor H&J Smith XC Winter Series at Sandy Point.

Conditions were challenging, with riders returning covered in mud, but with big smiles on their faces. Joshua Haggerty ruled the roost in the Expert grade, home first, well clear of Ben Frantz in second, with Marshall Erwood (U19) in third. Kathryn McLachlan won the women’s division, Darren Scott took out the Masters division, Ivan...

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