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Locals shine on the road

Chloe FraserBusselton Dunsborough Times

Busselton Cycling Club took a handful of awards at this year’s State Open Road Championships, held in York on October 28 and 29.

Two Busselton riders took home the gold with Erin Kinnealy dominating the 91km open women’s race and Sarah McLachlan winning the bunch sprint in the masters.

McLachlan also came away with second place in the open women’s race.

Lee Scurlock was runner-up in the men’s masters race.

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Despite missing a breakaway early in the race, he faced three riders in the final sprint to claim second place.

Scurlock said the race was a challenge.

“It was a particularly hard course — there was no flat and it was deceptive how much climbing there was,” he said.

“It was a really close finish with less than half a second between second and third place.

“I’m not much of a sprinter so I’m really pleased with the result.” Sunday was also the last event in the local South West Cycle Club team series.

Busselton had a strong presence across divisions 1 and 2.

Courtland Wood took out the king of the mountain award in division 2 and Jarrod Heldt was second place in the division 1.

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