Three local boys feature in race

KEMPS will look to build on his medal tally tomorrow in the gruelling road race, where he will face fellow Bundaberg riders and good mates Scott and Allan Davis.

Despite all three riders talking down their chances of victory in an unfavoured event, do not expect any of them to be holding back when the start is signalled.

“We’re mates off the track, but we ride for different teams so it will be all business and no smiles if we do rub shoulders,” Kemps said.

“You enter every race trying to win and that won’t change.

“I’m sure we’ll share a laugh after the race, but while we’re riding the job is to support the team.”

Of the three locals in the contingent, Allan Davis, riding for Astana with Scott, shapes as the most likely to finish strongly.

The track is also said not to favour the local riders, given there is little respite from a 6km climb that dominates the 13km circuit.

Read the NewsMail on Monday to find out how the three Bundaberg boys fared.



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