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Junior Racing / Re: 2018 National Junior Road Championships
« on: September 22, 2018, 09:49:14 AM »
WRAS riders in the Medals:

Bathurst Cycle Club's (& Orange Resident) Luke Tuckwell has made the podium on Day 2 of the National Junior Road Championships at Bunbury Western Australia with a Bronze Medal in the U15 Australian Road Race Championship behind Alex Jones. Luke’s Bronze comes after an impressive 4th placing in the Individual Time Trial on Day 1 with fellow Orange cyclist Ben Anderson also in the Top 5 in the Under15 Division.

After a 11th place in the U17 ITT Bathurst’s Kalinda Robinson moved into the top 10 on day2 in the road race finishing 9th, while Dubbo’s Haylee Fuller was 5th in the Road Race after her Silver Medal in the U15’s ITT.

Also in the medals for Dubbo was Daniel Barber with a silver in the Boys U17s Road Race behind Max Leiner with Dubbo Team Mate Dylan Eather also in the top 10

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Luke gets his medal!!

Road Race Report / Re: CNSW Masters Road Championship at Orange
« on: September 22, 2018, 08:32:59 AM »
Brief Results Day 1 Road Race Championships

Jim Lavis has won the Masters 8 Road Race for his Bathurst club on day 1 of the Orange State Champs with team mate Graham Stait finishing 4th. Other medals for Bathurst included Rosemary Hastings (Silver), Toireasa Gallagher and Jeremy Ryan (Bronze).

As expected Simone Grounds (WomensMaster3) & Darrell Wheeler (MenMasters9) where the stars for Dubbo with gold medals in the Road Race while Jason Farr won Bronze.
Home Club Orange picked up a medal on day 1 thanks to excellent athlete Christine Wolfson.. More Soon

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Junior Racing / 2018 National Junior Road Championships
« on: September 21, 2018, 08:43:39 AM »
2018 National Junior Road Championships

Bathurst Cycling Club members Kalinda Robinson and Luke Tuckwell are in Western Australia for the 2018 National Junior Road Championships which Friday 21st September.

The 2018 titles are in Bunbury WA, with the ITT on Friday, Road Race on Saturda and Criterium on Sunday Crit.

Impressive effort by the local Western Region Academy riders from Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo making up 6 of the 16 strong NSW squad.

Road Race Report / CNSW Masters Road Championship at Orange
« on: September 21, 2018, 07:10:24 AM »
The 2018 Cycling New South Wales will be held in Orange and Molong over the weekend (Sat-Mon 22-24 September 2018) with good fields in both the Mens and Women titles. With 3 cycling disciplines contested (Time Trial, Road Race and Criterium), the Local Cycling Clubs will have a number of medal prospects in all age Divisions.

Bathurst Toireasa Gallagher will be in contention in all her Masters Women 2 titles while high profile Dubbo rider Simone Grounds  will be the favourite in the Masters Women 3. Time Triallers Christine Wolfson of Orange looks a great medal prospect in the Masters Women 4, likewise Bathurst’s Jillene Harris and Rosemary Hastings in the Masters Women 6 and Masters Women 9 championships.

Plenty of medal prospects in the Men’s Championships with Orange’s Simon Hickey in the Masters Men 1, Bathurst’s Stephen Dunstall Masters Men 2 and Dubbo Speedsters Jason Farr Tim Hines in the Masters Men 3.

After a recent Gold Medal in the Team Championship at Nowra Bathurst cycling club and Cowra resident Jeremy Ryan will be in the middle of the action in Masters Men 4, while his teammate from Nowra, Richard Hobson (Bathurst) will be chasing the medals in Masters Men 5 along with Orange’s Malcolm Haigh.

Dubbo’s Graeme Peadon looks a great medal prospect in the Masters Men 6 while former National Champ Mark Windsor (Bathurst) will hoping to defend his Gold medal in the Masters Men 6 from last year.

Bathurst well be well represented by Robert Stephen in the Masters Men 7 division while the Bathurst club has a number of Medal chances in the Masters Men 8 with Neville Krahe Graham Stait Kevin Bell and recent NSW champion Jim Lavis all riding for Bathurst along wind Jeffrey Sargent of Dubbo.

While former World Masters champ Darrell Wheeler of Dubbo looks set for a very strong championships in the Masters Men 9 division.

14.5km Screamer Scratch Race – Round 7 Bathurst Road Series:
The 7th round 2018 Bathurst Road Rider of the Year Series was another 14.5km, often called the Screamer race. While there could be some debate whether this event is closer to a track race than a road event, it was the second round to use the format with round 1 of the Bcc Road Series using the same course.
This time round the winner of the A Grade was Craig Hutton defeating Brad Rayner and Dubbo’s Chris Couper defeating Nick North for 3rd.
B Grade was taken out by sprinter Daniel Went defeating Glen Carter and young star Luke Tuckwell with Oranges Mal Haig and  Jim Lavis rounding out the top 5.
Toireasa Gallagher defeated Wayne Powell in C Grade with Graham Stait finishing third in front of Rob Stephen and Bruce Hutton. While Norman Wise just defeated Caroline Robinson in a very close sprint in D grade with Rosemary Hastings finishing 3rd.
Top female performers on the day where Kalinda Robinson in B Grade and Toireasa Gallagher and Jillene Harris in C Grade.

Update on the Bathurst Road Series - TBC
With main challenger, Mark Windsor, away at the world triathlon championships Brad Rayner has turned his comfortable lead in A Grade to an unbeatable one with his 2nd in Round 7 behind Craig Hutton.
The B Grade title has been confused by the regrading of Glen Carter, after some dominate performances in C Grade, Glen solid second placing on the weekend behind Daniel Went will now possibly take him to the lead of the B Grade title infront of Hayden Booth, Dave Reece and Tony Shaw.
Rob Stephen still holds a comfortable lead in C Grade, while Rosemary Hastings has a huge lead in D Grade.

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Road Race Report / 2018 Cootamundra Classic Handicap
« on: August 30, 2018, 05:40:03 AM »
2018 Coota Classic
Bradley RAYNER was Bathurst leading performer at this year Coota Classic Hcp finishing inthe top 10 with the scratch markers, who again dominated the 2018 event with New Zealander Thomas Hubbard defeating past winner Ayden Toovey of Mudgee. This year’s event used a tough new course with plenty of climbing in the closing stages to ensure the backmarker would have plenty of chances in the back end of the race.
Ella Bloor of Sydney’s Uni Velo Club was the First Female in the 2018 race defeating Canberra’s Lucy Bechtel Canberra
OTHER Bathurst riders included Joshua Corcoran (7min) in 34th, Glen Carter (37min) in 60th Graham Stait (32min) in 65th while Jeremy Ryan DNF and Will Hodges DNS
In the Coota Club Recovery Handicap 57km on the Sunday the winner was Nicholas Kirwan of Central Coast Cycling Club defeating Adam Lloyd of Parramatta Cycling Club with the first woman Angela Smith of Peloton Sports.

Road Race Report / 2018 Bathurst Road Series:
« on: August 30, 2018, 05:37:43 AM »
Update on the Bathurst Road Series:
After 5 Rounds of the 2018 Bathurst Road Rider of the Year Series, inform Brad Rayner leads A Grade on 135 points from recent western division Time Trial Champion Mark Windsor and Steve Dunstall currently in third position.
Dave Reece leads B Grade on 104 points from Tony Shaw and Hayden Booth while C Grade is the closest of all the titles with only 3 points separating Neville Krahe, Rob Stephen and Graham Stait.
Rosemary Hastings has a huge lead in D Grade with Alex MacQuarrie currently in second and Norman Wise in third place.

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Pro Racing / Croatia-Slovenia (1.2) UCI - 181.6k
« on: August 30, 2018, 05:36:12 AM »
Good News for Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum
Tim Guy and his Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum Team travelled to Croatia for their latest event on the European UCI Continental Circuit.
It was Adria Mobil Team Rider Dusan Rajovic that won the event from Zagreb to Novo Mesto; Australian Ben Hill was the best of the Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum Team in 14th place with Tim Guy working hard to close a gap for his Aussie Team mate in the final stages of the race then withdrawing - with approximately half of the Race’s field failing to finish the 180k event.

Meanwhile the exciting news for Tim Guy’s Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum Pro Team was team member Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia) defeating Thymen Arensman  Netherlands and Gino Mader  Switzerland to WIN the 55th Tour de l'Avenir which is regarded as a race which finds the future Champions of World Cycling.

Pro Racing / Re: 2018 Cyclassics Hamburg & Tour of Germany
« on: August 30, 2018, 05:28:18 AM »
Janse van Rensburg Reinardt very consistent in the Deutschland Tour
Matej Mohoric of Bahrain Merida has won the 33rd Deutschland Tour defeating Nils Politt of Katusha/Alpecin. Max Schachmann (Quick-Step Floors) holding on to third place in front of Sunweb superstar Tom Dumoulin. Team Dimension Data’s Janse van Rensburg Reinardt put in an impressive ride to finish 7th on General Classification after a 5th placing in the final stage which ended in a 16 rider sprint.
Bathurst’s Mark Renshaw who was building condition after a number of recent set back finished the final stage in 87th (96th on GC) and will now consider starting the Ovo Energy Tour of Britain.

Road Race Report / Hurt on Dirt - Rd 5 of the Bathurst Road Series
« on: August 23, 2018, 05:44:32 AM »
Hurt on Dirt - 18th Aug 2018
Round 5 of the Bathurst Road Series was contested last weekend on the tough Guestinthorpe Loop - with Brad Rayner extending his lead even further in the A Grade Title defeating Craig Hutton after the pair broke clear on lap2 of the difficult circuit event. Josh Corcoran attempted to jump across to the pair but was caught in no man’s land, this set up Richard Hobson and Nick North’s counter attack which resulted in the pair finishing 3rd and 4th with Mark Windsor rounding out the top 5 in A Grade.
Daniel Googe attacked right from the start of the B Grade race but old head Graeme Peadon never panicked and combined with Lithgow’s Charlie Cross to catch and pass the young rider and claim the top 2 positions Tony Shaw put it a very determined ride to get 3rd in B Grade. Meanwhile Toireasa Gallagher performed well in the cold tough conditions to defeat Lithgows Graham Stait in C Grade. 

Pro Racing / Re: 2018 Cyclassics Hamburg & Tour of Germany
« on: August 23, 2018, 05:26:01 AM »
Cavendish unlikely to start the 33rd Deutschland Tour (2.1)
While the main interest will surround the appearance of Tour de France stars Geraint Thomas, Tom Dumoulin Romain Bardet & even Warren Barguil in the 2018 Deutschland Tour - there is plenty of local Germans sprinters that will create plenty of headlines in their home tour including Marcel Kittel, André Greipel and recent Prudential RideLondon winner Pascal Ackermann.
The big news for Dimension Data is Mark Cavendish is again unlikely to race with the current team quoted as Bernhard Eisel Scott Davies Jacques Janse Van Rensburg, Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg, Mark Renshaw & Jay Robert Thomson

The Tour consists of 4 Stages - from the 23rd August 2018 to 26th August 2018
Stage 1 Flatish stage to Bonn (154k)
Stage 2 6 climbs in the 2nd half of the stage to Trier (210k)
Stage 3 rolling hills all day to Merzig (176k)
Stage 4 again plenty of separate climbs to the finish in Stuttgart (200k)

Pro Racing / Re: 2018 Tour of Hungry
« on: August 20, 2018, 02:18:48 AM »
Brief Report Final 2 Days of the 2018 Tour of Hungry:

Day 5 was the Queen Stage of the Tour with a very difficult Mountain stage to Miskolc over 182km Tim Guy reporting the stage was “another long one with a 15km climb at 4% before the end”. Germany Nikodemus Holler claiming the wins into Miskolc with Tim Guy again surprising himself with a solid 49th place, with 4 of the Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum riders all finishing together (Finkst Prah Groselj and Guy)

Final Day of the Tour of Hungry was 128km of action to the finish at Kazincbarcika. Tim Guy part of a 83 rider bunch sprint which was won by Germany Nikodemus Holler of Bike Aid who took his second stage win in 2 days.

Overall the 2018 Tour of Hungry was won by Giro d Italia Stage winner Manuel Belletti who defeated the recent winner of the Doliny Baryczy Milicz GP, Małecki Kamil and the Points Jersey winner at the Tour of Albania Toto Paolo.
Overall the Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum Team put in a very solid ride with the whole team finishing inside the top 60 in the 6 Day UCI Race. Tim Guy inside the top 50 overall, finishing 47th in the European Tour Event

Pro Racing / Re: 2018 Tour of Hungry
« on: August 20, 2018, 02:17:38 AM »
Brief Report DAY 2, DAY 3 and DAY4

Day 2 of the Tour of Hungry was a tricky 154km medium hills stage to Keszthely. Former AG2R rider Manuel Belletti has taken the overall lead in the Tour of Hungry winning the Stage into Keszthely it was a tough day for local Tim Guy finishing 6:32 down in 71st place… Tim who has started the tour well below his best pointed out just how difficult the day was stating
Getting through today was ridiculous, The first three hours I was living on panic. I wanted to quit.

Day 3 was 190km of rolling hills to Szekesfehervar with recent stage winner at the Tour of Normandie, Matteo Moschetti winning for Polartec-Kometa. It was an excellent ride by Tim Guy finishing 27th in the stage only 4 seconds behind the winner.

Day 4 to Hajduszoboszlo was the longest day of the tour at 206km. Runner up at the Ukraine Nationals Andrii Bratashchuk won into Hajduszoboszlo for Team Novak with Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum  having a good day with Aussie Ben Hill 6th while Tim Guy was 65th only 11sec down.
Tim Said – “Rode the wind for a few km for Ben and he ran 6th which was great. Legs were running out of steam though”

Pro Racing / Re: 2018 Tour of Hungry
« on: August 20, 2018, 02:16:22 AM »
2018 Tour of Hungry tonight (14th to the 19th August)

The 6 day Tour of Hungry started with a 4km Prologue in Siofok; the stage made more difficult with rain falling at different times while the Time Trial was being contested. Patrick Schelling of Vorarlberg Santic recorded 4:32 to win the opening stage and take the first leaders jersey in the 2018 Tour of Hungry
Local rider Tim Guy recorded an excellent 4:53 to finish in 25th place in the UCI 2.1 6 Day tour but was quick to suggest “Got lucky with some rain today”

Pro Racing / Re: 2018 Cyclassics Hamburg & Tour of Germany
« on: August 20, 2018, 02:15:11 AM »
Renshaw Crashes:
Not the result Bathurst Champion Cyclist Mark Renshaw wanted in the EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg on the weekend, crashing heavily in the event before re mounting and rolling to the finish with fellow Australian Riders Simon Clarke and Mitchell Docker.
The race was won by inform sprinter Elia Viviani of Quick-Step with Arnaud Demare and Alexander Kristoff taking the minor placing with Alexander Kristoff  and Matteo Trentin rounding out the top 5.
Plenty of concern around Renshaw whether he will be fit enough for his next event the Tour of German in a couple of days time.

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