The Cantina Bendigo Twilight Series was wrapped up tonight at the Brickworks with a series of gripping criterium races deciding the aggregate winners in each grade.
There were so many highlights: Paul Dalton executing a wheel change that a Pro team would be proud of: a car narrowly winning the sprint for C grade: B grade doubling up the intermediate sprint after getting confused by the bell for D grade (doesn't take much to confuse a veteran bike rider); fading light forcing A grade to be slightly reduced; and Peta Mullins and Jarrod Moroni wrestling over the placings in the A Grade aggregate. At the end of the night, however, bike riding was the big winner. A grade was a great duel between Martin Banfield, Jarrod Moroni and Peta Mullens, with Jarrod taking the intermediate sprint but Martin prevailing at the finish. Possibly the strongest B grade field for the year was a ripper with Sean Hubbard and Richard Mcintosh having long digs off the front before Mark Buckell got away on the last lap and just held off the pack. Stuart Laing took the C grade intermediate sprint comfortably but Michael Anderson overpowered him at the finish, while in D Grade Garry Leech proved to be the best on the night, winning both the intermediate and final sprints. Cantina aggregate winners were Jarrod Moroni, Paul Dalton, Andrew Berry and Garry Leech. Thanks once again to Cantina for sponsoring a great series.