Goldfields Cyclassic achievement for Esperance cyclist

A local cyclist scored a win in the D-Grade Division of the Goldfields Cyclassic.

Ben Pratt won the day two, Menzies to Leonora, leg of the cycling contest after day one saw riders pedal from Kalgoorlie to Menzies.

Mr Pratt finished the first leg in three hours, 30 minutes and 57 seconds and the second leg in three hours, 15 minutes and 47 seconds.

He placed second overall for the two days in the D-Grade, finishing closely behind Gregory Pengelly.

Two other riders followed Mr Pratt closely on day two, making the last lap a sprint finish around the block.

Mr Pratt said it was the longest road race he had ever done.

"It was also the first I've done in that format, over the two days," he said.

"Thankfully they were mild days, not too hot or cold."

Mr Pratt said he prepared with "lots and lots of riding".

"For this event having to two days back to back, you still need to go for your longer four-hour rides and back it up the following day to make sure your muscles don't fatigue too much," he said.

Mr Pratt was awarded $400, with the Cyclassic being one of the most lucrative handicap races in WA.

He extended thanks to the Eastern Goldfields Cycle Club who hosted the event and to his sponsors, Dhueys Electrical and Esperance Insurance Brokers.

The Goldfields Cyclassic saw strong representation from the Esperance Cycling Club

Toby Dhue entered the B-Grade Division and tracked well on day one. Unfortunately, on day two he had a blowout on his tyre with 25ks to go.

Mr Dhue still reached the finish line before the cut off, but was unable to rejoin the B-Grade pack.

Club vice president Andrew Maccan raced in the C-Grade Division and club president David Dwyer raced with Mr Pratt in the D-Grade.