Kevin Coppalotti | Grafton Inverell 07
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The 2007 Grafton to Inverell cycle race, 228km, 3000 metres of climbing, regarded as Australias hardest one day race. Renoun for strong headwinds and wild weather, this will be the 47th year of running this event.
The 'secret sauce' in the feedbagIconic Bridge on the Clarence River, Grafton, dawn on race dayDawn on the Clarence River Grafton on race dayHistoric Grafton Post OfficeGibraltar range climb: 17 km of sufferingRuth Corset 1st place in womenLofty drives Sunny Coast team supportDave Wighton suffers on the climb up Gibraltar RangeMick Patton (Sunshine Coast) CCColourful spectators line the courseRod mason (Inverell Cycle 'N' Tri club) wins C grade. Daniel Wilkes 2nd, Howard Avery (Grafton) 3rdC bunch sprint battleDaniel Wilkes shares the joy of 2nd place (C grade) with familyAn exhausted Sam Horwood (Inverell) glad to finishCameron Hughes elated to win a solo victoryMick Patton sprints for the finishC Grade podium: Winner rod Mason in yellow, Daniel Wilkes 2nd, Howard Avery 3rdA Grade podium: winner Cameron Hughes in yellow, Robert Cater 2nd, Patrick Shaw 3rdNew 'Ord Minnett' branded Viner bike for winner Cameron HughesPaolo Lencioni (Wynnum Redlands)