Lismore cyclist Tim Davis has added a second in the Grafton Jacaranda Criterium to his grading victory.
Lismore cyclist Tim Davis has added a second in the Grafton Jacaranda Criterium to his grading victory.

Tim?s pedal power makes for a great spring

By STEVE SPINKS

sport@northernstar.com.au

LISMORE cyclist Tim Davis continued a spring of content after finishing second in the Grafton Jacaranda Criterium on Saturday.

Davis, who won the B-grade of the Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic in September, finished a clear second in the criterium in front of a large crowd.

For much of the race, Davis, 34, battled it out with Australian Under-17 road champion Angus Morton, of Port Macquarie.

However, Morton's extreme leg power meant that he won every intermediate sprint as well as the crucial final sprint.

The youngster simply had too much strength in the legs, although Davis put up a fine show.

According to Grafton Cycle Club's Dave Brown, Morton and Davis were a class above the field.

More than 80 cyclists took part in the annual criterium around the streets of Grafton.

It capped off a fine spring for Davis who only returned to competitive cycling this month after a few years' sabbatical.

In B-grade, Alstonville's Josh McHugh finished third, while the Northern Rivers' Rod Bailey also finished third in C-grade.

Anthea Clarke of Byron Bay finished third in the Under-17 girls event, while Lismore's Shane Russell won the Under-17s boys race ahead of clubmate, Tim Harris.



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