Retro snippet #1

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Retro snippet #1

Postby stevendavid75 » Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:18 am

Taken from Bert Dawsons article " WARNY and LAKES conclude successfull road season. Page 6 of THE AUSTRALIAN CYCLIST Nov 1948.

"The "Warnambool" a race of surprises.
Favoured with blue skies and a howling wind, the 1948 Warnambool will not go down in history as a scratchmen's epic. Conceeding an hours start to the limit men and 10 minutes to a strong second scratch bunch, the dice was pretty heavily loaded against them, yet having gained "time" at the 150-mile markthey frittered away their advanatage over the remaining 20 miles.
The second scratch men held the time at Colac and officials were awaiting their arrival to acclaim the 100-Mile Victorian Road Champion, when owing to an unfortunate flagging or lack of it the riders came down the street from the wrong end. The title was thereupon with drawn from the event"

Out of interest the 100 mile was later contested in the melb to Lakes Entrance race.

Results in brief.
A. A.Saunders (Malvern, 33.30)
Winners time 7hr 37 min 2 sec
Fastest time: H. Guyatt (Sale, 10 min) 7 hr 19 min 16 sec.
Fastest scratch: G. Stabell (Footscray) 7 hr 21 min 55 sec.
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