Warrnambool's Mark Hyland wins 2018 Billy and Jockie Boydle Memorial Road Race

HAPPY: Robbie Boydle, son of Billy Boydle, winner Mark Hyland, Jon Watson and Clive Coomber.
HAPPY: Robbie Boydle, son of Billy Boydle, winner Mark Hyland, Jon Watson and Clive Coomber.

A WARRNAMBOOL trio filled the Billy and Jockie Boydle Memorial Road Race podium at Terang on Saturday.

Mark Hyland won in a sprint to the finish from Clive Coomber and Jon Watson.

The trio all rode with the 13-minute bunch.

Hyland finished the 45-kilometre race in one hour, 18 minutes and 13 seconds.

Melbourne rider Paul Scouller took out fastest-time honours with 1.07.

Portland, Warrnambool, Colac, Geelong and Melbourne cyclists made up the strong 45-rider field.

Competitors were lucky to avoid rain for much of the race but at times the headwinds provided challenging sections on the course.

The 13-minute bunch combined well early, making good time on the limit bunch.

The backmarkers worked hard, averaging over 40km/h across the course.

But at the end of the second lap, the 20-minute bunch had hit the lead with the 13-minute bunch two minutes behind.

With five kilometres to go, the 13-minute and 20-minute bunches combined on the course.

Warrnambool Veterans Cycling Club makes a donation to one of the service groups in Terang each year.

It presented Braze Aid, which is helping with the St Patrick’s Day bushfire recovery efforts, with $250 this time around.