Dynamo team racing triumph

The GD Pringle/Spoken Cycles team took out first place in Category 1 at the Dynamo Team Championship on Sunday. Photo – Michael Jeans.

Cambridge cyclist Jim McMurray has continued his winning streak since his return from the 2018 UCI Gran Frodo World Champs, joining Heath Lett, Glen Carabine, Lee McLean, David Addison and Simon Hammond to secure the win in Race 1 of the 2018 Dynamo Team Championship last Sunday.

The team was racing together for the fourth time since the annual competition began, putting in a tough fight for the finish outside Leamington School, with just six seconds separating the top three riders.

Donning his white UCI Rainbow jersey, Jim McMurray raced with the Thermal Chemistry/Dynamo Events team to finish first in Category 2 of the Dynamo Team Championship.

The local team of Xander White, Alex Heaney, Michael Torckler, Josh Kuysten and Sam Gaze also raced on Sunday under the GD Pringle Building/Spoken Cycles banner, coming out with first-place success in Category 1 with a winning time of 30 minutes and eight seconds, 24 seconds ahead of the next finisher. Their Category 2 team, which included Bair Taylor, Logan Holzer, Mike Gilbert, Mike Davis, James Harvey and Gary Mikkelson, was third in 32 minutes and 13 seconds, six seconds behind the Cambridge winners.

GD Pringle Building/Spoken Cycles also entered a Category 3 team which finished first in a time of 33.46, 11 seconds faster than their closest rival. The team included Mike Gascoigne, Finn Howard, Ben Hoy, Grant Tuffery, Mike Black and Daniel Barnett.

Matt Douglas also finished second in the Category 3 road race around Maungatautari.

Logan Holzer and James Harvey racing with their Category 2 team in the 2018 Dynamo Team Championship.

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Jim McMurray gained another win recently at the 2018 Waikato-BOP Individual Time Trial Champs in Gordonton on September 11. He finished second in the elite field and first in every master’s grade, including four below him.

Riding in his new UCI Rainbow jersey, he renewed his fastest time for a 40km race with a 52 minute 42 second finish, with the closest competitor in his grade seven minutes behind him, Wayne Attwell from the Hamilton Cycle Club.

Cambridge runner Alex Heaney won the elite division finishing in 51 minutes and 47 seconds.

Jim McMurray finished seven minutes ahead of the rest of his division at the Waikato-BOP Individual Time Trial Champs on September 11.

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