Scott Takes Win & Course Record In Henderson Cup TT

Josh Scott rode a well controlled race against the clock to record fastest time and a new course record in Cuddon Cycling Marlborough’s Henderson Bros. Cups time trial event from Kaituna last Saturday afternoon.
THe 51.5km Open Grade event covered an out and return course on the windy Northbank Road. Favourite junior under 19 rider Peter Crampton seemed have the edge over his older rivals in the tailwind ride up the valley. The tables were turned on homeward leg when the strong multisport men showed out with Scott winning and creating a new course record of 1hr 11m 25s to beat Ray Dunstan’s record set last year by 25 seconds. Jeremy McKenzie (1hr 12m 02s) came through strong for second place with Crampton (1hr 12m 40s) at third. The consistent Gerard van Antwerpen (1hr 14m 36s) was fourth with visiting rider from Britta Martin (Tasman Wheelers) fastest woman in fifth place. A top ride by Ben Verhoef saw him absolutely destroy the handicaps to take the handicap trophy by over 6 minutes. The minor placings were close with Rhonda Murphy taking second place over Martin Fletcher by just 6 seconds.
The junior under 17 grade rode a 16km time trial for the Dooley Cup. Favorite in the large field was Georgia Catterick who showed her dominance with a fine ride of 26m 34s to take the cup. Ethan Brydon (28m 57s) took a clear second place with Christopher Grammer (30m 13s) and Zac Mortimer (30m 30s) the next quickest respectively. The sealed handicap was a good win to Bryce Blackmore (9m) by 1m 38s to Joseph Westend (10m) and another 37s to James Greer (10m) in third place.
Open grade- Henderson Cups 51.5km time trial, J Scott 1hr 11m 25s (New Course Record) 1, J McKenzie 1hr 12m 02s 2, p Crampton 1hr 12m 40s 3, G van Antwerpen 1hr 14m 36s 4, B Martin (Tasman Wheelers) 1hr 16m 49s 5, M Fletcher 1hr 16m 57s 6, B Verhoef 1hr 17m 19s 7, D Grono 1hr 21m 08s 8, R Murphy 1hr 22m 51s 9, L Spencer 1hr 25m 55s 10. Sealed handicap, B Verhoef (15m) 1hr 02m 19s 1, R Murphy (14m) 1hr 08m 51s 2, M Fletcher (8m) 1hr 08m 57s 3, J McKenzie (2m 30s) 1hr 09m 32s 4, L Spencer (16m) 1hr 09m 55s 5, G van Antwerpen (4m 30s) 1hr 10m 06s 6, J Scott (1m 15s) 1hr 10m 10s 7, D Grono (10m) 1hr 11m 08s 8, M McManaway (19m) 1hr 11m 10s 9, P Crampton (scr) 1hr 12m 40s 10.
Junior Under 17 grade- Dooley Cup 16km time trial, G Catterick 26m 34s 1, E Brydon 29m 57s 2, C Grammer 30m 13s 3, Z Mortimer 30m 30s 4, H Trollope 31m 19s 5, C Caughey 31m 52s 6, J Ritchie 32m 24s 7, D van Antwerpen 32m 35s 8, B Blackmore 32m 48s 9, S Woods 34m 16s 10. sealed handicap, B Blackmore (9m) 23m 48s 1, J Westend (10m) 25m 26s 2, J Greer (10m) 26m 03s 3, S Woods (8m) 26m 16s 4, H Trollope (5m) 26m 19s 5, E Brydon (2m 30s) 26m 27s 6, G Catterick (scr) 26m 34s 7, D van Antwerpen (6m) 26m 35s 8, S Spencer (10m) 27m 05s 9, N van Antwerpen (7m) 27m 28s 10.