WARRNAMBOOL’S Ryan Brodie can now tick completing his hometown’s iconic cycling race – the Melbourne to Warrnambool – off his bucket list on Saturday.
The 33-year-old, who was the first Warrnambool rider across the line in 37th, grew up 100 metres from the race’s finish line and was often a keen spectator of the fast finishes along Raglan Parade.
Brodie put in plenty of time on the bike to be able to complete his first Classic with the Stick and Dart Racing Team, who also won the race’s team classification.
“It’s an achievement I wanted to tick off the list,” he said. “I put in a lot of training and did heaps of kilometres in the winter.
“You start six months out and you work to a bit of a program and ramp it up slowly to build a form and hold it in the last six weeks before the race.”
But since returning to the riding his bike 18 months ago the milk tanker driver is eager to join back up with his friends at the Warrnambool Social Lattes.
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