The fourth running of the Supercrit was again blessed with perfect conditions, blue skies and very little wind.
In the men’s Shimano elite race with a super-fast pace, there were little opportunities for breakaways however there was a few opportunists who made the most of staying away from the main bunch.
Simon Gerrans showed his flair by making it look easy as he came around the corner and managed to gain two sprint points.
The win from Scott Sunderland, from Budget Forklifts, was like you see at any of the grand tours; absolute textbook with the lead train starting a few laps out and maintaining momentum to deliver Scott his win and to continue his dominance of the local racing scene.
In second place was Shannon Johnson who won the honour of the fastest lap, with an average of 60kms per hour, followed by the former pro Johnathan Cantwell donning the local SKCC club colours.
In the women’s Bikebug/Anchor Point elite race, Italian Valentina Scandolara had a convincing win for her Roxsolt team over defending champion Kimberly Wells (High 5 Nutrition from Roxsolt in 2014). Valentina just managed to scrap ahead of Chloe Hosking (Wiggle Honda) and Chloe McConville (Orica-AIS).
Also racing wqas a stellar list including; Simon Gerrans, Simon Clarke and Mitchell Docker, Jack Haig (OGE), Koen de Kort (Giant-Alpecin), Jonathan Cantwell (Formerly Drapac Cycling and Saxo Bank-Tinkoff), Drew Ginn (Triple Gold Olympian & 24 hour record attempt) and Alex Edmonson - Olympic pursuit track (Inform racing)
The local riders also mixed it up with the Pro's.
The race was commentated by popular cycling identity Matthew Keenan and Australian cycling legend Scott McGrory, with support from Lee Turner (Hollywood) who added some insightful information regarding local riders and his own blend of humour.
On a sadder note, there was 10 seconds of silence to honour one of the great cycling photographers, Mark Gunter, who recently passed away after a short fight with cancer.”
You can get all the details at www.supercrit.com.au and www.skcc.com.au