We never thought this could happen, but this morning at Woodstock there was no wind!
Unfortunately for the small scratch bunch, the perfect weather meant that everyone flew around the 47 km circuit, making it virtually impossible for them to make up much ground. The 28 minute limit group revelled in having a good size bunch for once and under the guidance of Di Jane and newcomer Andrea Wilson they reached the hall the first time around with a commanding lead. Second scratch were flying and overhauled the five minute bunch after 30 km with the sevens in sight at the hall, about where the 12s caught the 16s, and not long after the seven and nine minute bunches joined the party to form one big bunch. With only two of her group left, Di Jane took control at the Maryborough Road turnaround and set sail for home, Andrea hanging on grimly. The three and five minute bunches collared the rest of the field a few kilometres from home but despite their best efforts, couldn't make up the big gap to the leaders. Andrea Wilson (28 min) pipped Di (28 min) on the line to record her first victory in fine style, still well clear of the rest of the field. After a brief attack off the front with a kilometer to go, Brad Geyer (3 min) managed to get his breath back in time to rejoin the big bunch and win the sprint for third and fastest time of 61 min 08 sec at 40. 7 km/hr. He was followed by Leigh Norton (3 min), Shane Wall (5 min), Gavin Hill (5 min), Robert Gibson (9 min), Arnie Lindsay (3 min), Leon Yeates (3 min) and Darren McKellar (3 min).