Competition Tough For David Duff Memorial

A large field is expected when Cuddon Cycling Marlborough’s riders compete for the David Duff Memorial Trophy at Fairhall tomorrow afternoon.
The open grade 56km massed start/sealed handicap event will cover a course from Fairhall hall, around the large Hawkesbury circuit 4 times and return. The testing course usually sees the field split up in the first 10km with the stronger riders vying for the trophy and the fastest time medals.
Favourites on current form would have to be Gerard van Antwerpen and Callum Saunders, with their main competition coming from Tony Catterick (last year’s winner), along with Brodie Catterick, Peter Crampton, Jeremy McKenzie, and Andrew Jamieson. With medals also at stake in the handicap section, other riders in the field will be trying to group to save valuable time on the fastest riders.
The junior under 17 grade will race in a 26km massed start/sealed handicap event, for the Newport Trophy, around the small Hawkesbury circuit twice and return. Good rivalry will be expected between Georgia Catterick, Thomas Westend and Dylan Vile for the fastest time honours. Competition will be intense for the prize vouchers at stake for the time and sealed handicap placings.
All riders are to assemble at Fairhall Hall at 1pm for registration by
1.15pm and a 1.30pm start.