Race Report – Peel Junior Tour – 29 may 2016

The Peel Junior Tour, the State’s leading single day event for junior cyclists, attracts cyclists from as far afield and Albany and the Goldfileds Cycling Club. In the past it has been dominated by riders from the Midland Cycling Club, this year it was Peel Districts riders time to shine.

Winners from the Peel Districts Cycling club, Emma Lendrum, Oliver Bleddyn, Ashton Sime, Dharlia Haines and Tyler Lindorff

Winners from the Peel Districts Cycling club, Emma Lendrum, Oliver Bleddyn, Ashton Sime, Dharlia Haines and Tyler Lindorff

The event consists of 3 races, a 500 metre sprint prologue, a time trial of between 2.5 and 7.5 kilometres in length and a road race of between 8 and 54 kilometres in length, the results from each race determined the overall winners.

In the under 13 women it was Albany Cycling Club’s Emily Wiggins, winning the prologue, the time trial and then winning the bunch sprint in the road race to take overall honours. Emma Smith took second in all races to finish second and Isabella Commons third.

Under 13 women’s winner Emily Wiggins follows Isabella Commons through a corner

Under 13 women’s winner Emily Wiggins follows Isabella Commons through a corner in the road race

The under 13 men it was a tighter contest, Peel’s Ashton Sime finished second in the prologue, before narrowly winning the time trial by one second, before winning the bunch sprint in the road race to take overall victory. Cooper Bates who won the prologue, finish third in the time trial, only 2 seconds off Sime’s time finished second overall and Hayden Clarke was third.

The under 15 women was dominated by Peel’s Dharlia Haines, winning the 500 metre sprint, the time trial by over a minute, and then attacked on the final lap riding away to win solo and secure the outright win. Danica Wiggins, was consistent to finish second and Jessica Waldron, the closest rider to Haines in the road race secured third overall.

James Derrick winning the mens under 15 prologue

James Derrick winning the mens under 15 prologue from Oliver Bleddyn

James Derrick who won the under 15 mens prologue, crashed out in the time trial breaking his derailleur. Leaving the battle between Peel’s Oliver Bleddyn and 225 Racing’s Courtland Wood. They finish first and second in the time trial. Then broke away together, early in the road race to make it a race in two. Bleddyn won the two up sprint to win the road race and overall honours. Wood was second overall. Matt Connan won the bunch sprint for third in the road race and secured third overall.

Peel’s Emma Lendrum won the opening prologue in the under 17 women’s event. Before Midland’s Emily Mascaro won the time trail. In the road race Lendrum just missed the two rider break of Mascaro and Laura Hodges in the road race and was left chasing the whole race. Hodges won the two up sprint, but it was consistent performances in all three races that gave the overall win to Mascaro, with Hodges second and Lendrum third.

It was a commanding performance by Peel’s Tyler Lindorff in the under 17 men winning the prologue, the time trial and then breaking away with his closest competitor Luke Howe and Mian Grimbeek after the first of 15 laps in the road race. Lindorff attacked prior to the final corner to win the road race and overall victory. Howe was second in the road race and second overall. Grimbeek performance in the road race secured him third overall.

Mian Grimbeek of the front of the under 17 men’s breakaway

Mian Grimbeek of the front of the under 17 men’s breakaway

The Peel Distrcit Cycling Club would like to thank the sponsors Murray Mandurah Mayday Club (Inc) Op Shop and the Department of Sport and Recreation without whom it would not be possible to run the event. For the full results visit pdcc.asn.au