The West Head Mothers Day Classic was held under cool but calm skies, for the riders who were allowed out to race. It seems that a number of riders failed to consult their DS before entry because a large portion of them failed to sign on. That didn’t deter from some aggressive racing as the course certainly provides plenty of opportunity to attack and dislodge riders throughout the race and we saw a number of new faces on the podium.
For riders who missed out on pinning on a number our next race is June 11 race before we take a sabbatical from Open racing for the month of July as the course will be used for the Battle of the Bridge showdown.
The Elite race was always going to throw up a new dimension with so many of the NRS riders being forced to miss West Head and instead participate in the Grafton to Inverell on the previous day. With many of the regulars missing in action, it was a chance for the domestiques to have their day of glory. Moosh Brown simply doesn’t get the air time in the Nero Racing videos that he deserves and after a strong State Masters performance, he decided that he will go solo off the front from the first lap and spend almost 3 laps with a solid lead on the chasing peloton. By the end of the third lap, he realised that with no gopro footage, there was no chance he would make the post race video and so he sat up and returned to the fold.
B Altitude Finish
This resulted in reduced bunch sprint and you don’t need to give Luke Cridland many opportunities for him to snatch up first place ahead of Andrew Finlayson and Andrew East, all three having very strong palmares that they wished to pad with some MWCC ac