franklin-is-club-championWinners of Leongatha Cycling Club’s racing around the Korrine circuit were, second Clem Fries, first Brett Franklin and third David Supple.

THE Leongatha Cycling Club road titles were raced at Korrine on Saturday on another fantastic autumn day.
The senior road title was raced over three laps of the 17km circuit with 12 riders contesting.
The bunch stayed together for most of the race with various riders trying to get a break but none being successful until the last lap and the final run up the hills for the Kongwak roundabout.
Brett Franklin and Clem Fries managed to eke out a small break and they kept this until the sprint.
The dash to the line saw Brett claim the win from Clem.
Another minor sprint battle was waged for the final podium spot and this went to Davis Supple from Ronald Purtle.
Chris Rowe led the bunch home for fifth ahead of Steve Allen, Phil Camenzuli, Neil White, Kevin Feely and Phil Hanley.
In the senior B Grade race over two laps, the riders had the pace on from the start.
Justin Matthews and Sarah Bowman put the pressure on up the hills and only David Lumby answered the challenge.
At the end of the first lap this trio had a handy break on the other seven riders and were keen to keep the advantage.
At the end of lap 2 it was a clear win to Justin whilst David Lumby edged out Sarah for the minor placings.
Next home was Kerry Pritchard just ahead of Steve Wilson, Mark Bensley, Tony Giles and Michael Park.
In the Junior 17 race it should have been a battle between top ranked junior riders however by the halfway mark it was Will Lumby on his own as Thomas McFarlane had punctured.
He was pursued all the way to the line by Harrison McLean.
There was a further gap back to Bernadette Fitzgerald taking the bronze medal.
In the Junior 15 race the field suffered a fall in numbers as Aaron Fraser withdrew even before the start with illness.
However, Austin Timmins waited until the climb up McGraws Road before putting the pressure on.
He rode away and came home a clear winner.
Next in was Alex Bennett whilst Grace McLean finished well for the bronze medal.
It was a good ride to Thomas Fitzgerald to complete the circuit as he was the lone Under 11 rider.
Next week the club members will race the three-day Tour of Gippsland.
The Leongatha club will conduct the Sunday race from the Leongatha Secondary College with racing starting at 11.am through Nerrena and Mardan.