Weekends Racing WA Day Long Weekend 2013Another weekend of racing for the team is done.
In the big one the Kalgoorlie Classic, we had Julia Kalotas, Luke Sleegers, Dan Hughes and Scott Newman racing.
In the massive news for the weekend Julia finished 2nd outright and first lady. Covering a distance that she has never ridden before, she was not content with being first lady but she tried to get the outright victory. All the others got through the race to try again the next day at the Leanora Golden Wheels.
With A grade dominating the Leanora Golden Wheels it was up to the guys to try and get the best placing they could in their respective grades. Luke finished 2nd in B Grade showing he can back up after a tough day in the saddle the day before. Julia was promoted to C Grade and after a massive day yesterday she again covered the distance with flying colours. Dan and Scott didnt have such a good time of it but will gain from the experience.
At the Masters out at Herne Hill we had Eddy Hollands, Sam Smith, Chris Glasby, Martin Depiazzi in A grade, Brett Looney in B Grade, Tanya Birkbeck and Anna Kauffmann in C Grade. It was a 56km Handicap in cold and windy conditions which made for a tough day.
With B Grade working well and an 8min start it was always going to be hard to catch them. Unfortunately Brett lost contact in the last lap being caught by A Grade with 1km to go. With the EHBS boys doing a good job back in A Grade it would a shame to throw away all that effort not to at least get the A Grade win. After a few attacks going into the last lap, Eddy Got away with 3/4 of a lap to go. Eddy won by over 30secs to Sam winning the sprint for 2nd. Chris was unfortunately borked by cars in the last corner ruining his chance for 2nd place after his attack down the back straight. Tanya showed true grit after being ill for most of the week to finish in bunch just behind A Grade.
Top weekend all round by everyone. Our team rocks....