TEAM Budget Forklifts director Cameron Watt says his team’s rare trifecta in the Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycling Classic makes up for last year’s loss.
The podium was a sea of the team’s yellow uniforms as Sam Horgan claimed first place, with Jack Anderson second and Jacob Kauffmann finishing third.
Watt said the team went into last year’s Classic believing it was a strong chance of winning.
“We haven’t had much success with this race,” Watt said.
“But we went into last year thinking we were a strong chance, but we came away a bit disappointed I suppose.
“We aren’t sore losers, but we had just hoped we could do a bit better.”
The highest-placed team member last year was Luke Davison in 10th place.
He said this year the team really wanted to make amends for last year.
“We’ve done that three times over now,” Watt said.
“It’s a race we’ve been targeting all year.
“I think this has finally shaken the hoodoo that was hanging over our heads for this race.”
Watt said he was proud of the way his eight-man team had worked together.
“They all played a part in some way or another,” he said.
“They stuck to the plan and when things hit a rough patch they rode well to get us back on track.
“It was a whole team effort, I couldn’t be prouder of them and couldn’t be happier for Sam.”