Footscray CC Graded Scratch Series (2012) - 4 August 2012
A typically tough Little River crosswind left riders contesting Round 22 of the Footscray Cycling Club’s Winter Road Season all scrambling for a wheel, with guest Camperdown rider Dylan Hatley taking the sprint in the A-Grade race. With two laps to go, Ben Johnson put riders to the test with a sustained run ‘in the gutter’, and at this stage the race broke apart, with two groups of 5 riders separated by over a minute; in the final run to the line it was Hatley who managed to hold off Stuart Morgan who crossed in second and Jason Costin who crossed in third place.
It was another guest rider, Adam Cullen from Geelong, who took a well deserved win in the B-Grade race; Cullen surviving the plethora of attacks in the first few laps doled out by several riders, including powerhouse Xavier Coppock, Chris Munro and Naish Chapman. Cullen took the sprint from the in-form Bernie O’Sullivan and the ever-dangerous Phil Tehan. C-Grade winner Andrew Schieseck may find himself looking at a promotion with his win today, taking the sprint from Ross Schubach and new rider Matthew Whiting, with D-Grade’s Marty Kilduff having a cracker of a race and out sprinting Rob Stonehouse and John Paxton to take the win.
A: 1st Dylan Hatley (Camperdown), 2nd Stuart Morgan, 3rd Jason Costin, 4th Ben Johnson.
B: 1st Adam Cullen (GCC), 2nd Bernie O’Sullivan, 3rd Phil Tehan, 4th David Bowering, 5th Paul Munro.
C: 1st Andrew Schieseck, 2nd Ross Schubach, 3rd Matthew Whiting, 4th Paul Beasley.
D: 1st Marty Kilduff, 2nd Rob Stonehouse, 3rd John Paxton, 4th David Lane, 5th Barry Cram.