Oakey 2 Day
The Oakey 2 Day was the first race of the season where the Elite B team were out in force. Whilst the Criterium was cancelled on the Saturday this left fresh legs for the Sunday. Six riders fronted the line with a clear game plan, to have Peter Bennett and Seb Scott at the front of the pack out of the last corner. Everyone played their role and read the race perfectly. Peter Bennett was first out of the corner and held that position until he crossed the line to win his first road event. Seb was third wheel but was unlucky to snap his chain as he powered out of the corner. Up until then it was looking like there would be two Bikeline Racing riders on the podium. Great racing from Dave Kenney who was in an early break and from Damien Nielsen who did some great efforts on the front to lift the pace. Special mention to Raf Vainnika who whilst he was wearing his Velocite-Auscycle Coaching colours also rode an awesome race.
Masters B saw Andy Gordon and Michael Bond take the road. The pace looked to be pretty hot for the entire race with Andy being well positioned each time they came through the start finish. In the end he finished in 5th place just running out of legs in the sprint.
Masters C had Charlie Bennet, Kent Wright and Nic Byron flying the Bikeline colours. Nic found the pace a bit hot for his first race of the year and withdrew early. Charlie and Kent were able to hold on and finished with the bunch.