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Benchmark Tour, Race 5, Woollaston Estates Classic - 3/8/08
Updated 12.00 8/8/08
The peleton with 'Yantra for Mahana' by Marte Szirmay in the background.









(All 4 images above courtesy of Colin Smith.)

Please visit the S & G Tasman Team Page for more images of the great days racing at the Woollaston Estates Classic.

Full race report from Greg Hume (Race Director) - PDF Format.

1
Shane Archbold (Kelford Reiker)
U23
3.19.35
2
Robin Reid (Star & Garter-Tasman)
Sen
0.01
3
Daniel Barry (Benchmark Homes)
U23
0.15
4
Sam Horgan (Benchmark Homes)
U23
0.19
5
Brett Dawber (Bikeright)
Sen
0.23
6
Leon Hextall (Benchmark Homes)
U23
0.37
7
Craig Lawn (Scott/PFC)
M1
s.t.
8
Jack Bauer (Star & Garter-Tasman)
Sen
1.27
9
Ed Crossling (Delmaine Fine Foods)
Sen
2.18
10
Chris Nicholson (Star & Garter-Tasman)
M2
4.45
11
George Bennett (Star & Garter-Tasman)
U23
4.49
12
Jason Allen (Benchmark Homes)
Sen
s.t.
13
Joe Chapman (Delmaine Fine Foods)
Sen
s.t.
14
Jeremy Yates (Subway)
Sen
5.45
15
Shane Melrose (Otago))
Sen
5.54
 
Women
 
 
1
Nemisha Smith (Bikeright)
Sen
3.36.08
2
Karen Fulton (Star & Garter-Tasman)
Sen
s.t.
3
Nicole Anderson (Benchmark Homes)
Sen
4.45
 
1st Team - Benchmark Homes
 
 
 
2nd Team - Star & Garter-Tasman
 
 
Classification Leaders
Gordon McCauley (Benchmark Homes) - Senior Men
Nemisha Smith (Bikeright)- Senior Women
Sam Horgan (Benchmark Homes) - U23 Men
Chris Nicholson (Star & Garter-Tasman)- Masters

Leader Board after 5 rounds
1
Gordon McCauley (Benchmark Homes)
64
2
Paul Odlin (S&GW)
63
3
Chris Nicholson (Star & Garter-Tasman)
42
4
Sam Horgan (Kelford/Reiker)
41
5
Craig Lawn (Scott/PFC)
38
6
Tom Findlay (Subway Cycling Team)
37
7
Daniel Barry (Benchmark Homes)
34
8
Marc Ryan (Kelford/Reiker)
25
9
Jeremy Yates (Subway Cycling Team
24
10
James Williamson (Subway))
24
11
Steven Elden (Kelford/Reiker)
24
12
Jack Bauer (Star & Garter-Tasman)
22

The Star and Garter Wheelers Cycling Club thanks Woollaston Estates, Nelson Building Society and the Tasman District Council for their sponsorship of this fantastic event. Well done to all the riders who turned out to race on what could have been a grim event weather-wise but who were all rewarded by warm temperatures and sunshine!

A Map of the circuit has been generated using MapMyRide.com. Click here to view this in a new browser window.

Please click here to view the special promotional offers available from Woollaston Estates that are available as part of the Woollaston Estates Classic road race event.

Forsyth Barr 2008 Winter Series - Update after Race 6 (Mt Heslington)

Click here for the results of Race 6 in the Forsyth Barr 2008 Winter Series.

Click here for Points after Round 6.

Click here to download the Forsyth Barr 2008 Winter Series Progam.

Brass Nipple Mid Winter Race and Fun Ride

Beautiful day, great turnout and piping hot soup for afters!. An honest 88km workout for the racers and intermediates. Click here to go the the Brass Nipple page at Avanti Plus Nelson to see the results.

South Island Secondary Schools Cycling Championships, 5 & 6 July 2008

Report by Chris Nicholson

The event was at a level far higher than most of the riders had encountered before. There was a good turn out of Nelson riders with some good results but I think in view of the level of racing the results were very good. To see the under 15 grade with about 10 specialist time trial bikes complete with aero helmets and skin suits aswell as top quality wheels said something about the general attitude to cycling in the Canterbury region as well as the Otago region.

The road races in particular showed a high level of tactical riding which benefitted the Nelson riders greatly, so in all a great result and an excellent development race for the future.

Full results can be found on the bike NZ website but Nelson results as follows.

  • Joel MacManus 2nd in TT and road race under 14
  • Tom Nicholson 3rd in TT and 2nd in road race  under 15 boys (out of 30)(would have been 2nd in under 16 grade for TT)
  • Sean Hambrook 7th TT 11th road race under 15 boys (out of 30)
  • Kristoff Ford 5th TT 3rd road race under 15 boys (out of 30)
  • Joel MacMillan 14th TT bunch 9th = inroad race out of 24 under 16 boys
  • Julia Main 7th TT 5th road race under 15 girls (out of 13)
  • Amanda Main 9th TT 6th road race under 17 girls out of 15
  • Nicola Clark 12th TT 11th road race under 17 girls out of 15
  • Thomas Ashley 12 TT 11th road race (really showed he knows how to ride in a bunch)under 17 boys out of 30
  • Tom Hodgson 24th TT ((but he missed start due to wrongly hearing the starter so lost 40seconds) 9th road race (put in a number of really good attacks but needs bunch experience)under 17 boys out of 30
  • Cameron Karwowski 2nd TT 2nd road race under 20 boys out of 25(TT won by James McCoy from Trek team)
  • Kieran Hambrook 7th TT (but blown off of track twice in snow storm) 4th road race under 20 boys out of 25

Junior Winter Road Cycling - ** UPDATE **

Tasman Secondary Schools Road Racing Championships - click for results

Please click here to open the Junior Winter Road Cycling Program. The program includes the South Island School Championships, a South Island 2-day tour, National Secondary School Champs, the Junior Tour of Southland and all the favourite local junior races.

Benchmark 08 Tour - Race 4 - Hanmer to Kaikoura 11/5/08

 

Star & Garter - Tasman Team results: Points after 4 rounds here

Race results = Karen Fulton, 1st woman, Chris Nicholson 1st Master and 6th overall, retains Masters jersey; George Bennett 7th overall, 2nd U23, Jack Bauer 9th overall, S> Team 1st.

Race results: Gordan McCauley (Benchmark) 1st, Jeremy Yates (Subway) 2nd, club member Paul Odlin (Trek) placed 3rd in the race. Story and results here

 

 

Naked Bun Fun Ride, Mapua, Pokororo, Mapua, 4/5/08.

Cameron Karwowski and Bronwen Frazer, both from Marlborough, won the mens and womens categories at the Naked Bun Patisserie and Cafe 2 stage event on Sunday. Over 120 riders participated, and all enjoyed the 'muffin' lunch break at Pokororo, and especially the 'afters' presentation and superb spread put on by the sponsors.

Star and Garter Wheelers - Glovers Vineyard Open and Masters 40km TT, 26/4

Full results are now posted on the Results page.

The Star & Garter Wheelers - Glovers Vineyard Open and Masters Time Trials produced some outstanding results from the riders, on a near perfect day for time trialing. Paul Odlin (Sen.) set the fastest time for the 40k by recording 52.28, just 1m 19s outside the National time held by Chris Nicholson (M2) , who placed 2nd with a time of 53.02, 15 years after setting the current 40k record of 51.09 at the Timaru Road Championships.

Last away on the 1 minute gap start order and chasing Chris Nicholson, Paul Odlin had made up 26s at the bell lap but could not catch the double Olympian Nicholson who was on a mission to also eclipse his National time. At the finish youth prevailled, although Nicholson succeeded in keeping Odlin from catching him, Paul Odlin won the event with a 34 second advantage. In third place and another fine ride was Gary Overend (M5) with a time of 57.10, Paul Johnston (Marl) M2  57.25 and Nick Batt M1 59.22  also went under the hour for the distance.

The fastest women Karen Fulton (Sen.) recorded an impressive 1.02.01 to place 7th overall, Karyn Palmer (M2) 2nd. with a time of 1.03.36 (9th overall) and Christine van Hoppe (M6) 1.09.39 in 3rd place.

The most senior rider to compete in the event was the first ever M10 rider, Roy Potter at 81 years young, who recorded an impressive 1.35.29 for the 40k. Thomas Hodgson won the 15k U17 class, and Joel MacManus won the 10k U15 class.

Around Brunner 130 km Event

The event was held in chilly, breezy but thankfully dry conditions. (The evening before saw strong winds, rain and hail so everyone greeted the clear raceday skies with much relief.)

The event is held out of Greymouth on an anticlockwise course going around Lake Brunner. The profile is undulating to flat with long exposed streches of road. Several points cross railway lines that have been covered to be more bike friendly.

The start was at 8.00am and pretty cold - deciding what or what not to wear was going to be key in this event. Some opted for shorts and armwarmers while others went for longs and windproof jackets. The start was neutralised out of Greymouth and continued to Kumara Junction where the race headed inland. About that point the riders had to negotiate a tricky railway bridge. You have to decide if you are left, middle or right of the lines as there is no opportunity to cross over half way across. There were several accidents on the bridge this year due to the slick and less than perfect road conditions.

Heading inland to Jacksons saw a gently undulating course which kept the large groups together. There was much support from the sidelines as local families and supporters cheered riders on. The relay changeover point at Jacksons gave on almost "Tour de France" experience as supporters crowded the peleton from both sides.

All of the one way bridges on the course and all of the major junctions were very well marshalled allowing uninterrupted racing.

On route to Moana the groups were immediately forced into long, single lines as a particularly strong, cold head wind hit the bunch after a near 90 deg. turn. Another near 90 deg. bend gave almost instant relief from the wind several kilometres later.

The ride headed north-west through Moana and past Lake Brunner. The spectators were out again in force to cheer the riders up the reasonably steep sections near the lake. The bunches stayed together well but shed a few riders who could not quite keep with the pace, gradient or race distance.

After a sharp left turn at Stillwater and a few more gradual rises the race headed downhill at speed into Greymouth and the finish. The timing of the riders was not as in the Graperide where the time was purely taken from the transponders, but was taken on your finish positions within your bunch ie each starting bunch was timed like an individual race.

The Nelson area was well represented at the presentation, with Gary Overend and Christine van Hoppe both winning their age category competitions, and Geoff Gudsell and Karl van Hoppe taking 2nd and 3rd respectively in their category.

The overall feeling from competitors was that the race was well organised, but with some areas capable of improvement - it was only the 2nd running of the event and the organisers have requested feedback from riders already.

Click here to access the AroundBrunner.co.nz results page.

Star and Garter - Tour de Vineyards 2009, Richmond, Tasman

Our premier event - Tour de Vineyards , 1-4 January 09. It is a four day, four stage road race tour held early January each year around the Tasman District, renowned for its scenic national parks, wine, berry fruit, sea food and hospitality.


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