SYD Anstee is the inaugural winner of the Bendigo and District Cycling Club’s Audi champion of champions 1600m wheelrace.
Anstee, who is the club president, prevailed narrowly in a thrilling finish last Thursday at the Tom Flood Sports Centre velodrome.
Little separated Anstee, runner-up Mitchell Barrow and third-placegetter Robert Gartside in a thrilling finish to the hotly-contested handicap event.
A high-calibre field of 22 riders qualified for the final from points accrued during the 2017-18 track season.
Anstee pocketed $500 for the win, with prize money paid down to 10th.
The final finish order was: Syd Anstee (1), Mitchell Barrow (2), Robert Gartside (3), Daniel Jackson (4), Josh Clarke (5), Todd Schintler (6), Steve Rooney (7), Jordan Lucas (8), Connor McCaig (9), James Henry (10).