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CYCLE ROAD RACE.

iHAMILXON' TO AU<3KIiAMJ.... _ M. SOOTT THE .WINaSrER. (By Telegraph fcorrespondent.) HAMILTON, Saturday. Sixteen competitors started; in the bicycle road race from Hamilton to Auck< land this morning, the limit men, Bren* nan and Viall, being dispatched , at ten o'clock, Hewellyn brothers (scratch men) an hour later. The roads are sure to be pretty heavy after last night'e rain. When the last men left it was expected "that Auckland' would he reach* ed about 7. p.m. MERCER, Saturday. 'At 3.10 the first men passed Mercer. The Scott brothers were leading. B. Mabertey was fifth. The scratch man, Flewellyn, was 25 minutes behind; the Scotts. As Flewellyn gave them an hour's start he is pulling up very well. THE BTOTSH. About 500 people assembled in front of the Tivoli Theatre about 6 o'clock ta witness the finish of the race from Hamilton 'to Auckland. Aβ it was nod expected that the first men would arrive much before 'a quarter to 7 ■many people who came along later were disappointed in not having been there earlier. As the first men. arrived tha crowd cheered lustily. The result proved that the distance from Hamilton tc Auckland was done in the quickest time yet recorded. The two first to arrive were Hamilton men. The first man to finish was M. Scot* (handicap 15m.), his time being Chra. 45m., and he was followed by A. Twidle (40m.) 7hrs 10m., B. Maberley (25m.)J 7hrs. 9m., D. Scott U2m.) 6hrs. 58min.. V. Scott (25m.), 7hrs. 14m,, in, that order. The men reported that the road was excellent all the way. V. Scott had a nasty fall just before reaching Drury, which rendered him unconscious for 10 minutes. D. Scott ran( over a sheep and injured himself. At the evening performance at the Tivoli, the prizes were distributed by th* Mayor of Grey Lynn, each competitor being loudly applauded. ' - = M

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CYCLE ROAD RACE. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 75, 29 March 1909

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