Cox surges to claim win from pack

SEAN Cox claimed victory in the last Bundaberg Cycling Club’s road race for the season after a remarkable disappearing act.

Cox surged away from the pack on 35km mark of the 60km race and was not seen by competitors until they eventually caught up with him at the finish line.

But it was way too late.

John Damiano and Peter Scanlan were the first to hit the road on a nine minute handicap and managed to hold the chasers at bay until the 20-kilometre mark.

Racers bunched into a large pack at this point, reaching speeds of 63kph.

Cox managed to break away from the pack with a trademark sprint and was too quick for the hard-working John Hampson who came in second with Ted Trask who placed third.

A field of 24 riders turned out for the race with some coming from Hervey Bay and Maryborough, a record for the season.

The Bundaberg Cycling track season will begin on Saturday October 9.



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