Criterium Monash
15th Dec, 2015

A Grade saw Matthew Benson given a whole lap handicap against Lee Stevens, Ken Ridley and Steve Jaensch. Despite this sizable handicap the trio of Stevens, Jaensch and Ridley could not hold off the outright speed of Benson. Racing for 45 minutes Benson reeled in the A grade peloton with 10 minutes to spare. After recovering Benson attacked and soloed to victory with Stevens taking out the sprint for second place and Jaensch rounding out the podium.
B Grade was short of numbers with only two riders nominating. Clint Bambrick and Lee Rasheed traded blows for their 20 minute race. Rasheed started the sprint early and couldn't hold off the fast finishing Bambrick who claimed the win ahead of Rasheed.
C Grade had the largest field for the night with 6 riders. With few attacks the C grade bunch stayed together for the duration of the race. Dennis Robinson drove the group hard all night and was able to hold off all comers to take out the win in a sprint battle with Frank Sullivan in second place and Angelo Ylia claiming third. Sue Lahainer rolled home for fourth place in her first finish in C Grade with Ruth Strout and Peter Weston claiming 5th and 6th respectively.
D Grade had three starters with Gordon Lawton 1 lap in front of Tyler Stevens who was a further lap in front of Brayden Rasheed. All three riders rode hard with Brayden managing to catch up to Tyler Stevens. These two worked together to try and reel in the lone leader Gordon Lawton. Fortunately for Gordon Lawton the two youngsters couldn't bridge the gap to get onto the lead lap. Lawton took home the winnings with Rasheed Jnr out sprinting Stevens Jnr.    


A Grade
1st Matthew Benson 1 Lap handicap
2nd Lee Stevens
3rd Steve Jaensch
4th Ken Ridley

B Grade
1st Clint Bambrick
2nd Lee Rasheed

C Grade
1st  Dennis Robinson
2nd Frank Sullivan
3rd Angelo Ylia
4th Sue Lahainer
5th Ruth Strout
6th Peter Weston

D Grade
1st Gordon Lawton
2nd Brayden Rasheed (2 Laps handicap)
3rd Tyler Stevens (1 Lap Handicap)