BRAD Wild simply couldn't let his son hog all the glory.
The day after 17-year-old Caleb nailed a match-winning after-the-siren goal for East Wagga-Kooringal, Wild capped a weekend to remember for the household by winning the Albury stage of the Tour de Riverina on April 28.
It handed him the overall lead on 24 points heading into this Sunday's penultimate stage, the Dean Carter Memorial at Griffith, ahead of Tolland Cycling Club training buddies Daryn Higgins (21 points) and Andrew Bradley (17).
"We (family) had a pretty good weekend a couple of weeks ago, I couldn't let him (Caleb) take all the glory," Wild said.
The 42-year-old spends his Saturday morning on a training ride before umpiring reserve grade for East Wagga in the afternoons, and Sundays are reserved for competitive riding.
"I try and save my legs a little bit on Saturday so I can ride the next day," he said.
"At Albury I broke away within the last kilometre, hold on and win. The cross head wind played a role, it spread everyone out early on.
"Griffith's a 60km out and back course, pretty flat really. The wind might play a role in that one as well.
Wild said the sledging at Tolland training rides had risen a notch with three members currently on the podium.
"It's almost weight of numbers at the moment, everyone's riding really well and it's a coincidence we're all up the top end, but it's good," he said.
"It's all good natured banter, it's good fun."