There were attacks galore in Tamworth Cycle Club’s A grade criterium on Sunday but it was Fraser Ashford’s that proved to be too good to cover.
Ashford, fresh off a long drive back from the Masters Nationals in Victoria, decided the time for games was over with around five minutes left.
He put the race to bed with the full attack to win in front of Stevie Roberts and Phil Kelaher.
The juniors were next out with a few new faces and it was the Sadleirs who had a good day out with Angus taking out the U9/U11 race while Annabelle won the U13/U15 race.
B and C grade, racing at the same time, were last out.
The B grade pace was solid from the start with the bunch staying together for most of the race. There were a few minor hits on the bunch but no breakaways.
When it came down to a last lap dash it was young Zane Tapp who proved to be too strong to claim victory ahead of Greg Zingelmann and Luke O’Connor.
A field of six competed in the C grade event.
A solid pace was set by the three guys and three girls, with everyone rolling turns and the bunch sticking together throughout the race.
With nobody able to make a break, everyone was eyeing off a bunch sprint finish.
Coming into the straight for the final time, president Min McDonald was in the familiar sprint position giving it everything. Young Justin Roberts made it a two up sprint with absolutely nothing in it at the finish.
Roberts just managed to haul McDonald in. Warren Clark rounded out the top three.
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