EHBS Team Riders spread over three events.With such a large team, Eddy Hollands Bicycle Services Racing Team had riders in three events over the weekend.
Down in Rockingham we had Mathew Upton racing the WAVCC Age Criterium Championships in the 35-39 age group. By all reports he rode very well but was forced into the curb in the final sprint and had to settle for 4th.
Further north at Wandi, the ATTA State 40km Time Trail Championships where being held. Out of the 146 starters this is how our Guys and Gal went.
Joe Carreno did a great ride finishing 12 Overall and 4th in the Open Division.
Chris Glasby shrugged of a cold and finished 14th Overall and 10th in the Master Division.
Brendan Nichol training for the upcoming Ironman finished 26th Overall and 19th in the Masters Division.
Keith Gill fresh from Scotland finished 62nd Overall and 43rd in the Masters Division.
Rebecca O'Donnell did a fantastic ride to receive the Bronze medal for Overall Ladies and being the 2nd Open female rider.
Up in Osborne Park at the NDCC Club Race, we had a full team racing the A Grade and 2 guys racing the B Grade event.
B Grade had Chris Brown and Daniel Hughes racing. Chris showed his usual class by being in several breakaways but was chased down by the bunch knowing if they gave him 50metres he wouldn't be seen again. Daniel tried his luck in the bunch sprint but got caught up in the group and failed to place in the top 6.
A Grade had Eddy Hollands, Heksa Prayesta, Will Heath, Damir Kolonic, Neil Stummer, Alex Downie, Nathan Lyons and Marty Depiazzi. The race split after half way after some agressive racing from the start. With about 10mins to go the race winning move started to get away. We had Heksa in the move, which was good for us as he was the fastest finisher in the front group of 5. With Will sitting pretty in the next group we had the sprint covered if the front group was to to be brought back. But with no one willing to chase the front 5 they stayed away with Heksa coming home in a fine 2nd place. Will easily won the bunch sprint for 6th place and Nathan following his wheel for 7th.
We are all looking forward to the next round of racing. Some good results are sure to come.