Conway Taylor and Josh Scott teamed well to beat their closest rivals by over two minutes in Cuddon Cycling Marlborough’s Geddes
Memorial Cups two-up time trial event from Renwick last Saturday afternoon.
The open grade 40km two-up time trial event was ridden in very favourable conditions on an out and return course on State Highway 63. At the turn the Taylor and Scott combination (26m 44s) were 1m 42s up on the Gerard van Antwerpen/Ryan Lock pairing with another 1m 06s to Martin Fletcher and Brent Ackroyd. At this stage only 2 minutes separated the next 7 teams in the 13 team field. With a slight head wind on the return journey Taylor and Scott cruised home in a good time of 56m 07s ahead of Van Antwerpen/Ryan (58m 07s) and Fletcher/Ackroyd (60m 04s). The race for the handicap trophy saw the usual middle to front markers excel in the good light conditions. It was the husband and wife combination of Mike and Lisa McManaway that turned in a very good actual time of 66m 43s (8th) to take the win on sealed handicap with 51m 43s. Other good rides came from Mary Lister an Hannah Maher (52m 42s) in second place and Mike Murphy and Glen Bateman (55m 35s) in third place.
The junior under 17 pairing of Callum Saunders and Quinn Karwowski rode a 20km trial on the open course with an impressive time of 31m 15s.
Open grade- Geddes Memorial Cups 40km 2-up time trial, C Taylor/J Scott 56m07s 1, G van Antwerpen/R Lock 58m 17s 2, M Fletcher/B Ackroyd 60m 04s 3, T Neal/G Herkt 63m 15s 4, M Murphy/G Bateman 63m 35s 5, M Bruce/A Clark 64m 29s 6, C Murphy/R Murphy 65m 36s 7, M McManaway/L McManaway 66m 43s 8, M Lister/H Maher 67m 42s 9, R Golding/P Binnie 68m 12s 10. Sealed handicap, M McManaway/L McManaway (15m) 51m 43s 1, M Lister/H Maher (15m) 52m 42s 2, M Murphy/G Bateman (8m) 55m 35s 3, C Murphy/R Murphy (10m) 55m 36s 4, S Curnow/W Hall (18m) 55m 58s 5.
Junior under 17 grade- 20km 2-up time trial, C Saunders/Q Karwowski 31m 15s.