BEN CREASEY won the elite race on an exciting fourth stage of the OSA All Terrain Challenge over eight laps of a Saumarez Park circuit last evening.
The triathlon specialist started the evening lying fourth on general classification, but he stormed back into contention with a 11sec. winning margin.
He is the third different winner in four stages.
The Division One race begun with Dave Emery holding a one second advantage over Matt Loveridge, so it was something of a surprise that the two finished third and sixth respectively.
Loveridge seemed to be struggling from early on as the likes of Tristan Robilliard, Jason James and George Mason set a strong tempo.
Robilliard was dropped over the latter stages and with just over one 500m circuit remaining Creasey made his push.
The result sees Emery stretch his advantage over Loveridge to almost half a minute with this evening’s devil-takes-the-hindmost sprint event at La Mare de Carteret next on the agenda.
It was a night of classic finishes.
In Division Two, Aaron Walden pipped yellow vest wearer David Ainger on the line after the pair had vied for the lead throughout the eight laps.
Division Four produced an even tighter finish with Matt Mason and Stuart Tostevin dead-heating for first place after they, too, had battled together for most of the race.
That result leaves Mason well in charge of the division.
Division Three was a tactical affair with five in the hunt virtually all the way.
But on the final circuit Ben Le Huray used his natural speed to just stave off Leon Gardner and Paul Frank by a second.
John Sexton, the divisional leader, lost out in the sprint but remains in charge of proceedings.