Mil wins Cobram-Barooga Cycling Club time trial

By Cobram Courier

Eleven riders took on the 20.1km one-way course for round five of Cobram-Barooga Cycling Club’s McDonald’s time trial super series on Sunday.

With a south south-westerly wind direction, assistance was kept to a minimum and made for some great results.

Rene Mol showed age is no barrier, taking out the handicap section, averaging 39km/h.

It was a great return to form for Mol, 67, after lean patch of results.

In a great tussle, nothing could separate Robert Nichols and Travis Lindhe’s handicap times, so they shared second.

Lindhe also recorded the fastest time of the day, covering the 20.1km journey in 26 minutes nine seconds, averaging 46.1km/h.

Myles Higgins, 74, recorded an amazing time for fourth place on handicap, averaging 40km/h.

Finley’s gun triathlete Charlie White rounded out the top five with another solid performance in the series.

Unfortunately for Daryl Frost he missed the course memo and took a wrong turn which earned a DNF and a few laughs.

Handicap order with actual times in brackets: Rene Mol (31:06), 1; Robert Nichols (28:33) and Travis Lindhe (26:09), 2; Myles Higgins (30:00), 4; Charlie White (29:11), 5; Nic Torney (29:01), 6; Troy Alexander (29:30), 7; Gary Smith (30:40), 8; Rod Armstrong (33:36), 9; Sharyn White (39:25), 10.

Next Sunday is a 28km handicap, starting at 10am from the MON factory, Hughes St, Barooga. All licensed riders welcome.