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Another great report from Gavin Jackson:
The Manning Valley Cycle Club held week 10 of the Summer Criterium series on Wednesday night.

The Junior riders kicked of proceedings with some very close races in both the 3 and five lap races. Byron Boyling again set a consistent pace over the three laps to take out first place. He was followed in quick succession by Hamish McKay and Hayden Lineham. In the five lap race Zasch Perkins finished well ahead of pack and will now come to the attention of the handicapper. Joshua McPhellany would finish just ahead of Julian Jackson in a sprint to decide second and third.

The early race slot was taken by B-Grade and D-Grade this week. B-Grade saw a large number of entries, which ensured an exciting race. There were several attempts to establish a breakaway but Matthew Worth was having none of that shenanigans. Each time the break tried to form he would go to the front of the chase group to pull the escapees back. With two laps to go Nigel Ferguson managed to slip away. As a solo escapee the odds were always against him. The peloton caught him with a lap to go, only to see Justin Woolard launch flyer. In the end Justin would be swallowed up by the peloton as they accelerated for the sprint finish. Damian Hiles finished half a wheel ahead of Ian Budden with evergreen Noel Mathiskie in third.

The D-Grade race was split to pieces in the first lap after Thomas Worth decided to put the pressure on the first time up the finishing straight. Thomas is such a small figure and with a headwind blowing down the finishing straight there is no protection for the riders behind him. A small bunch of riders were still together to contest the sprint. The real action, however, was happening behind the lead group with Belinda Crossingham locked in a tight contest with her daughter Tully for family bragging rights. For the record Belinda got this one by a bike length!

An eight rider field took part in a combined Elite/A-Grade race, which saw Chris Williams from Professional Continental Cycling Team Norvo Nordisk take part. Team Norvo Nordisk is an all-diabetes men’s professional cycling team that competes in major professional races around the world. It was fantastic to have Chris, who is in the area for a holiday, take part in the race. Chris gave the rest of the field a laps grace before going to the front and setting a blistering pace. Lap speeds were in excess of 45kmph every time he went to the front. The high speeds eventually took its toll with a couple of riders dropped from the field. With one lap to go Brendan Cole threw the cat amongst the pigeons and set off in a solo bid for victory. Chris managed to claw Brendon back before the finishing straight, but tucked in Chris’ slip stream was Ben Cross. Ben would come around Chris in the final meters to take the win it what was a punishing race.

C grade again had a large field of riders sign on for the twenty-five minutes plus two laps race. Dave Nixon seems to be finding some form after returning from holidays a couple of weeks ago. After several attempts at splitting the field were contained by the peloton it all came down to positioning for a sprint finish. Josh Alley was able to show a clean pair of heels and finished a bike length ahead in first.

The hard racing on Wednesday night seemed to help several local riders fine tune their form for state races on the weekend. On Saturday Thomas Worth came 14th in the U15’s NSW State Cross Country Mountain Bike Race, this is a fantastic result given he is only 11. Not to be out done older brother Marcus Worth came 14th in the U17’s event. On Sunday Ben Cross took the honours in the KFC Central Coast Super Criterium. All in all a fantastic weekend for Manning Valley riders!!
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The KFC Central Coast Super Crit was run this morning in brilliant weather at the UON Ourimbah Campus. MVCC was represented by Ben Cross who came away with the win in the A Elite Grade as well as Daniel Crossingham and Michael Cross. Over 100 riders contested 6 grades, with some tough competition in every Grade. With Ben in full training for the upcoming Nationals it was great to see him in form this weekend. Well done guys. #MVCCThis is "MVCC - KFC Central Coast Super Crit 10/12/17" by Belinda Crossingham on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. ... See MoreSee Less

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Good footage Belinda Crossingham

Well done guys

That's great filming Belinda Crossingham.

Great little video package!

That was an amazing video. Hat's off!!!

Thanks Bin ❤️

Great effort. Good vid.

Well done Daniel, Ben & Michael xx

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