Criterium Race 2 – Report
Perfect weather with sunny skies and little wind greeted the riders in round 2 of the Capital Cycles Criterium Series. The dry weather made for safe riding conditions and the riders made the most of it with some furious races none more so than A grade where series leaders Boston Bright and Henry Levett did not have it all their own way, after multiple attacks and mini breaks the race more or less stayed together with Callum Kennedy and Ben Barry taking points off the younger lads. Boston Bright now leads the series from Levett and Kennedy.
B grade was another furious encounter with the fast pace shelling a number of riders. Again there was no major breaks and each of the sprints were close with Paul Delahunty and Miles Davis sharing the spoils, twelve other riders now have sprint points. Marty Bennis dominated C grade with some serious pace picking up points in all the sprints and now leads the series. In the All Comers grade Oliver Layug and Craig Wilson duked it out for points until Craig came to grief with a few laps to go gifting Oliver maximum points in the last double points sprint to the finish.
It was a similar finish in the Under 15 boys with series leader George Tompkin crashing out on the last lap and Toby Braun making the most of the situation to take the final sprint and finish the day on top. Toby now leads the series with a seven point lead over Tompkin and Elliot Robertson who are tied for second. It will be all on next week as these three duke it out for a series win.
Bridget Olphert took out the girls under 19 race and mixed it up well with the C grade riders. Likewise Zoe Perry mixed it up with the boys in under 15 and came home in the lead bunch. In the Under 13 race Millie Donald rode away from the boys and took a solo win with Summer Whitta second. Max Wong lead home the boys from Charlie Stagg and Lewis Tompkin.
Full results below: