Illness forces Pat Shaw out of Fred Icke Memorial Road Race

Wednesday, May 28

Wednesday, May 28

ILLNESS has forced Patrick Shaw out of the the time-honoured Fred Icke Memorial Cycling Road Race at Creswick on Saturday, May 31.

The illness, which hospitalised the Ballarat professional rider, continues a run of misfortune for him in 2014.

Shaw showed signs that he was one his way back to form with a ninth in the Tour of Toowoomba, which finished at the weekend.

However, he did show signs of a cold in that event and on returning to Ballarat developed an elevated temperature.

He was to have carried the number one saddlecloth in the Fred Icke, which is starts and finishes in Creswick and run over three circuits of 44.3km.

The event has attracted more than 150 entries, with outmarkers on 36 minutes.

Scratchmarkers:

1  Patrick SHAW - Ballarat-Sebastopol CC 

2  Conor MURTAGH - Brunswick CC 

3  Freddy OVETT - Carnegie Caulfield CC 

4  Darcy WOOLLEY - Port Fairy CC 

5  Fergus SULLY - Blackburn CC 

6  Zac QUINN - Mornington CC  

7  Alistair DONOHOE - Blackburn CC 

8  Lucas HAMILTON - Ararat and District CC  

9  Matt BOYS - Brunswick CC 

10  Nathan ELLIOTT  - Brunswick CC 

11  Michael HALE - Carnegie Caulfield CC 

12  Oscar STEVENSON - Hawthorn CC  

13  Zane HUNTER - Carnegie Caulfield CC 

14  Drew MOREY - Carnegie Caulfield CC 

15  Trent MOREY  - Carnegie Caulfield CC 

16  Stephen FAIRLESS - Shepparton CC

BALLARAT  WEIGHTS ON WEDNESDAY

Weights will be declared at noon on Wednesday for Sunday's return to racing on Sportsbet-Ballarat's upgrade racetrack.

Fields will be declared on Thursday.

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