The weather gods decided to give us a break for the final race with a warm night to race and a bit of breeze to make it interesting.The thought was that the Corsa team (leading team and yellow jersey) would be happy to cover any moves from BE’s Davies to protect the jersey and well that sure did not happen.
Right from the gun they were on the attack with Nashie going first stirring things up and then McLoughlin got into the action. Each time we had a rider with them so the boys were playing their part and it was not long before 6 riders went clear before the first preme with Dave Cullen being in this group.Dave scored a 2nd in both premes to help his overall position in the sprint points and with Davies back in the peleton scoring no points, Dave may have even taken the jersey by one point! Will be interesting to see when the points are updated!
Anyway the 6 riders in the break did a great job to work well together and hold off the peleton as the BE boys tryed way too late to pull them back in. Dave did a great job to place 3rd at the finish to cap off a great season for him and if he was not enjoying himself over xmas on the Yorke Peninsula with his family living the life, who knows what he could have done!
Dave Millward, Kym Clark and BB did a good job back in the bunch riding strong and made sure they were there at the finish.The team will finished 3rd for the season and Dave Cullen took out the sprint Jersey, great effort from a man who claims not to know how to sprint ! A great result for a season that was a bit disjointed at times.
I would to thank Dave Cullen, Dave Millward, Shane Gill, Kym Clark and Greg Chivers for their efforts this season and their approach to the demands of team racing at this level.
Also thanks to our main sponsors Euride and Mercedes- Benz Adelaide plus Clipsal, Huon Salmon, Ozone Cleaning and Edwina Reid Neurophysiotherepy for their help.