We stayed down on the island on Friday night to take the pain out of an early morning road trip. This meant a 9am arrival and getting in a few laps before the event. Such an amazing place to roll around and take in the views of the coast. It really is a privilege for us to be able to race our bikes on this circuit.
The TT heads of state were all in attendance, with the exception of Squillari (AWS) who was over in the USA to pursue an acting career following in the footsteps of Melissa George... or at some international bike junket (lucky bugger!).
The threatening rain never eventuated and the wind was at an uncharacteristic minimum for this time of year. No headwind on the climb to Lukey Heights for once was very welcome! Speaking of welcome, it was good to be greeted by Lee 'Hollywood' Turner as I rolled up to the start line. He was there supporting the Stay True Racing stable.
I won't give a detailed breakdown of my ride itself. I was a good 10-15 seconds up on schedule after lap 1 and just kept tapping away at a pace that I had to trust in myself I could hold to the end. My facial expressions on a few of the official event photos sum up the battle I'm referring to.
|In the hurt box!|
1 Shane Miller Coburg CC Kosdown 22:45.55
2 David Kelly St Kilda CC Total Rush-Hyster 22:56.25
3 Michael Gallagher Carnegie CC VIS 23:20.42
4 Nick Bensley St Kilda CC Stay True Racing 23:25.48
5 Stephen Lane Coburg CC Kosdown 23:36.58
6 Tom Leaper Blackburn CC Croydon Cycleworks 23:41.06
7 Benjamin Johnson Footscray CC BikeBug/AussiePallets 23:45.59
8 John Cain Carnegie CC Giant-Celtic 23:52.40
9 Adam Versteege Carnegie CC Zoom Video 23:55.43
10 Rohan Andrew St Kilda CC Charter Mason 24:13.55
Full Results (CCCC)
CCCC TT Report
Giant Celtic Race Team Report
Brian Mangano Photos
Kosdown Facebook Album
|HEDs of state!|