Fife wins Ed Sander’s MABRA Cross Master’s 3/4 & Series Leader Jersey

27 09 2010

96 racers lined up for the 10 am Master’s 3/4 race at the Lilypons Water Gardens yesterday. With heavy rain on the drive out, everyone anticipated a sloppy course. Just before start time, things started to dry up, and reports were coming in that it was fast and dry. Todd Bickling and Steve Fife lined up in the first few rows after call ups. In the chaos of the first lap, Steve managed to get into the front group, while Todd worked his way into the chasing group. Over the next 3 of 5 laps, the lead group whittled down to just 4 including Steve. By 2 to go, it was down to two with just Steve and Kenneth Morris from Winchester Wheelmen on the front, with a small chase group of about four following. Steve lead through the lily ponds on the final lap up until the gravel section, where he happily let Morris take the lead (and the wind) for a breather before attacking through the last section before the Beer tent and the top of the hill. From there, Steve maintained his margin to cross the line solo for his first cross win in 4 years. Todd rolled in for 8th on the day for two Bike Doctor’s in the top 10!

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27 09 2010
Sunny

congrats dude..

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