Crampton Takes David Duff Memorial Trophy

Junior under 19 rider Peter Crampton took line honours in Cuddon Cycling Marlborough’s David Duff Memorial event at Fairhall last Saturday afternoon.
The open grade 56km massed start event started and finished at Fairhall Hall taking in 4 laps of the large Hawkesbury circuit. The fast start and wet and windy conditions saw the front group reduced to five riders after the first 10km. Continued attacking and breakaways by Crampton and Brodie Catterick paid off in the long term with the pair getting a gap in the latter stages. Crampton took the final sprint from Catterick with Gerad van Antwerpen 5 seconds back in third place followed not far back by Andrew Jamieson and Josh Scott. Good consistent riding saw Matt Straker (6m) take the sealed handicap from Mike McManaway (18m) by 25 seconds, with another 1m 09s back to Mike Murphy (4m) in third place.
The junior under 17 grade competed in a 26km massed start event covering two laps of the small Hawkesbury circuit for the Newport Trophy. Dylan Vile and Ethan Brydon soon rode off the front with Vile being stronger in the latter stages to take victory by 15 seconds. Zac Mortimer was several minutes back in third place. The sealed handicap was won by Brydon (1m) by 24 seconds to Shaun Woods (10m) with Vile (scr) another 21 seconds back in third place.
Open Grade- David Duff Memorial 56km Massed start, P Crampton 1hr 24m 17s 1, B Catterick s.t. 2, G van Antwerpen 1hr 24m 22s 3, a Jamieson 1hr 24m 29s 4, J Scott 1hr 25m 11s 5, M Murphy 1hr 27m 37s 6, B Harris 1hr 27m 40s 7, L Landon-Lane 1hr 27m 48s 8, M Straker 1hr 28m 03s 9, A Petrie 1hr 35m 24s 10. Sealed handicap, M Straker (6m) 1hr 22m 03s 1, M McManaway (18m) 1hr 22m 28s 2, M Murphy (4m) 1hr 23m 37s 3, P Crampton (scr) 1hr 24m 17s 4, B Catterick (scr) s.t. 5, G van Antwerpen (scr) 1hr 24m 22s 6, A Jamieson (scr) 1hr 24m 29s 7, J Scott (scr) 1hr 25m 11s 8, B Harris (2m) 1hr 25m 40s 9, L Landon-Lane (2m) 1hr 25m 48s 10.
Junior U17 Grade- Newport Trophy 26km Massed start, D Vile 43m 37s 1, E Brydon 43m 52s 2, Z Mortimer 49m 20s 3, D van Antwerpen 51m 40s 4, S Woods 53m 16s 5. Sealed handicap, E Brydon (1m) 42m 52s 1, S Woods (10m) 43m 16s 2, D Vile (scr) 43m 37s 3, D van Antwerpen (6m) 45m 40s 4, Z Mortimer (2m) 47m 20s 5.