The lead up week was a crack-up. Cycling Victoria were on board creating a bit of a rivalry discussion on Twitter....
That got a few re-Tweets and likes. Great to see the interest in TT growing! With the amount of Kask Bambino helmets getting around at $500 a pop, the local bike shops have to be pleased at the uptake of the discipline too. As for the actual benefits of Bambino over any other helmet, I'm not sold.
Back to the race - A 30km/h westerly wind and the true out-and-back course meant a quick game change from what I was expecting. The Zipp 404 once again got a run due to the cross winds. The course was good, no traffic to contend with at the intersections. A quick time calculation at the turn showed I was about 15 seconds up on Kelly. Back home into the head wind and I had to use a bit of course knowledge to dodge the rough sections of road. The final 2km with the wind was a blast! 53/11 mashing away at 55-60km/h, wheels whistling away, leaving it all out on the road.
A Grade Top 10
1 Shane MILLER 32:23.667 46.304
2 David KELLY 32:56.538 00:32.871 45.534
3 Nick BENSLEY 32:59.217 00:35.550 45.473
4 Nicholas SQUILLARI 33:20.763 00:57.096 44.983
5 Oscar STEVENSON 33:28.639 01:04.972 44.806
6 Zac SHAW 34:12.674 01:49.007 43.845
7 John CAIN 34:14.254 01:50.587 43.812
8 Stephen LANE 34:23.171 01:59.504 43.622
9 Mark FAGG 34:28.758 02:05.091 43.504
10 Stuart Cameron 34:36.968 02:13.301 43.332
|A Grade Podium|
Full Results: MyLaps
Cycling Victoria Event wrap up
Jo Upton's Photos
Mandy Hosking's Photos (maybe locked down on FB)
|Helping Dave shave off a few more seconds.|