Cycling Tasmania Rider of the Season

A Robinson is still leading Cycling Tasmania's Rider-of-the-Season award for 2005-06 - but it's not Will, its his younger brother Tom. Will Robinson, a previous winner of CT's junior award, has led for most of the series to date, but was leap-frogged by Tom at the opening night of the Devonport Athletic Club Carnival.

Tom enjoyed an excellent night on the track, winning the C Grade Scratch and finishing second in the Kym Smoker Memorial Mersey Wheelrace, to add 8 points to his previous tally of 15. Tom Robinson has now won three races for the summer and has placed in four others and clings to a 3-point lead over Steve Martini, who scored a second placing in the E Grade Scratch at Devonport.

The CT award is based on all handicap finals and all graded scratch races at every track carnival throughout the summer. There are still carnivals at Devonport, Burnie, Hobart, Mersey Valley and St Helens remaining, meaning the award is still wide open.

Karissa Ling is the new leader of the women's category after picking up points in both the 1000 m Lightning Handicap and B Grade Scratch at Devonport. However her lead is by countback only from Sarah Cure.

In the juniors, Ulverstone's Luke Ockerby extended his 8-point lead to nine after winning his eighth race of the season. Ben Grenda and Andrew Smith are his nearest challengers.

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