GEELONG’S David Spence knew he had his first Camperdown to Warrnambool victory when he could see his opponent slowing in the final sprint to the line.
The 57-year-old, who started from the 14-minute bunch, stormed past Oliver King to claim his maiden victory on Saturday.
“The guy that went died with about 30 metres to go and I thought that was my chance to go,” Spence said of the final moments of the race.
“He had a look over his shoulder and when he looked that’s when I went and that was my chance and I took it.”
Spence, who finished his sixth Camperdown to Warrnambool, credited his victory to a dedication to his preparation for the 74-kilometre ride.
“It is a lot of hard work and I had a big summer training,” the Geelong and Surf Coast Cycling Club member said.
“It wasn’t as if I lucked it I put in a lot of work over the summer.
“I was over in Adelaide with the Tour Down Under and rode every day there and did a lot of miles around Geelong and the coast and a bit of hills too.”
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