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Pro Racing / Re: 13th Tour of California
« on: May 15, 2018, 08:14:03 AM »
Good Day 1 for Dimension Data:
Nice the see the Dimension Data back in the Mix in stage 1 of the 2018 Tour of California. Mark Renshaw on the front of the bunch inside the final Kilometre and Cav involved in the sprint although sit up and coasting to the line.
Worth noting, that Cavs top 10 finish and intermediate sprint placing put him in the top 10 overall and the top 12 in the Points Classification.
Good first day for Dimension Data, certainly something for the Renshaw supporters back at home, well done Mark.

Also should say that Fernando Gaviria looked super fast in that sprint -
1 Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step)
2 Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott)   
3 Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe)   
4 Marcel Kittel (Katusha-Alpecin)   
5 Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) 
10 Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data)
116 Mark Renshaw at 57sec

Road Race Report / 2018 Grafton to Inverell Classic
« on: May 12, 2018, 01:38:53 PM »
2018 David Reid Homes Grafton to Inverell
Bennelong SwissWellness rider Nathan Elliott has won the 2018 Grafton to Inverell Classic on the weekend in a time of 6:44:16. He defeated Raphael Freienstein (InForm Make Team) and recent Bathurst Cycling Classic Criterium winner Cameron Scott of the Australian Cycling Academy.

Bathurst representative in the Division 1 Will Hodges didn’t finish the event which was held in cold windy conditions

Bathurst also have 6 riders in the Division 2A and 2B events split into 2 d2f Teams. Top finished was Nick North who finished 11th behind winner Dane MURRAY with Richard Hobson 36th (and 12th in the Div 2B Category) and Ryan ODonnell 37th.

Nice ride by Orange Rider Simon HICKEY who finished 34th

See Results at --

Road Race Report / Bcc All-In Handicap 12th May 2018
« on: May 12, 2018, 01:10:00 PM »
Bcc All-In Handicap – Vale Circuit 12th May 2018

Bathurst Cycling Club hosted a Handicap over 4 laps on the Vale Circuit on the weekend, with the backmarker making the most of the tough windy conditions to record a good win.

Early leader Rosemary Hastings was soon challenged by Tom McClelland who had started fast in search of the race lead. Behind the front markers David Reece’s large 6 minute bunch was moving through the field but was in danger of being caught by Will Lesh riding off 4 minutes. While the two Scratch Markers Brad Rayner and Mark Windsor where working smoothly together in the cold windy conditions. 

With the Wind starting to take its toll on the early leaders, the Back markers pounced with Mark Windsor using his experience to take the Win and Fastest Time from Co-Marker Brad Rayner. Tom McClelland hanging on for a well-deserved 3rd placing, followed by Will Lesh who defeated David Reece in the sprint for 4th.

The Race for the top Female was a good one with Rosemary Hastings fighting off an early challenge from hard riding Caroline Robinson only to be overtaking on the final lap by impressive local junior Kalinda Robinson.   

Results Bcc All-In Handicap Old Vale Circuit 4laps- 1. Mark Windsor (Scr) 2. Brad Rayner (Scr) 3. Tom McClelland (21min) 4. Will Lesh (4min) 5. David Reece (6min).
Fastest Time: Mark Windsor 1hr 03min 40sec
Female: Kalinda Robinson Rosemary Hastings Caroline Robinson

Pro Racing / 13th Tour of California
« on: May 11, 2018, 11:33:47 AM »
Important test for Bathurst Champion:
After a very difficult start to the 2018 season which has included surgery, Bathurst’s Mark Renshaw will attempt to bring his season back on track at the Tour of California which start Sunday in Santa Barbara.

Renshaw had not finished a race since February’s Abu Dhabi Tour due to a run of illness, but after improving his fitness in the recent Yorkshire Tour, he is hoping his health has improved enough to contest the Tour of California to then focus on another Tour de France start in July.

Although it will be Renshaw 8th appearance at Americas Biggest Cycling event -- the 2018 will be a very difficult assignment, not only will he be battling a health issue but also working for an aging Dimension Data Team Captain, Mark Cavendish who is trying to recover himself from a run of falls while racing against a growing list of sprint challengers

2018 Tour of California consists of 7 stages starting with a 12 lap circuit race in Los Angeles which is expected to be a bunch sprint for the super sprinters that had all made the trip to America for the 2018 Tour.

Mark Renshaw and the Dimension Data sprint train will be very keen to set Mark Cavendish for his 11 stage win at California however the challengers include world champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) will be looking to aim to his amazing 16 stage wins at Tour of California. Marcel Kittel (Katusha-Alpecin) will be very motivated to win against his old Quick-Step Floors Teams young gun Gaviria, while Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) and Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) will also be vying for stage win.

Stage2 and 3 will be for the climbers while stage 4 is a Individual Time Trial. However the sprinters will be back on show in Stages 5 and 7 which are split by plenty of climbing in stage 6.

In the Media / News May 2018
« on: May 11, 2018, 04:14:11 AM »
Darren Fenton wins his first handicap on historic Vale Road
IN the 1930s the Vale Road Circuit played host to exciting motorcycle racing action, but last weekend it was a different type of two-wheeled competition with Bathurst Cycling Club contested a handicap. Darren Fenton who posted an impressive victory with scratch rider Mark Windsor recording fastest time for the four-lap event.

Bathurst triathletes finish a test of Iron at Port Macquarie
FOUR Bathurst triathletes put themselves to the test in one of Australia’s most renowned Ironman events last Sunday. Luke Patterson carried a hip injury into the race and still managed to push on to the finish.

Mark Renshaw's team makes a solid start to the Tour of California
A TIME bonus, an intermediate sprint point and a top 10 finish – it was a solid opening to the Tour of California for Mark Renshaw and his Dimension Data team on Sunday.

Corcoran wins deciding dash in Bathurst Cycling Club race over Windsor
Western Advocate - May 30 2018
In form Corcoran too strong in the Vale Circuit A Grade Scratch Race taking the win over Windsor with a determined Brad Rayner chasing hard for third.

The 7th July is now the NSW Country (& Metro) Championships - so no hope of getting CNSW to sanction a Senior event on that weekend. But still hoping to the run both the Senior and Junior Champs together on Saturday the 30th June (Sulman Park is available on that day.
CNSW has given an initial OK for the 30th June.. but still having talks -- re Club Open Sanction & Club Licenses.

General Discussion / Re: 41st Annual BDSRC Sports Awards
« on: May 07, 2018, 08:24:11 AM »
Coaching Excellence (Reliance Credit Union)
1998 Kevin Shute (Hockey)
1999 Dave Conyers (Rugby Union)
2000 Mark Windsor (Cycling)
2001 Ian Paxton (Cricket)
2002 Brian Morgan (Hockey)
2003 Mark Commerford (Soccer)
2004 Greg Griffith (Cricket)
2005 Jillian Long, Jeff Conroy (Hockey)
2006 Dave Elvy (Rugby league)
2007 Katrina Ferris (Basketball)
2008 Paul Wayne (Soccer)
2009 Jim Muldoon (Rugby league)
2010 M Hooper P Miller (Rugby Union)
2011 Mark Rooke (Soccer)
2012 Kevin Grimshaw (Rugby league)
2013 Jerry Sheader (Volleyball)
2014 Amanda George (Hockey)
2015 Kieran Purvis (Basketball)
2016 Paul Masters (Basketball)
2017 Marian Renshaw (Cycling)

General Discussion / Re: 41st Annual BDSRC Sports Awards
« on: May 07, 2018, 08:23:03 AM »
The Jack Gunning Special Recognition Award:
1988 W Aspros
1989 S West
1990 R Covington
1991 I Thomas
1992 Bathurst 75 Soccer Club
1993 R Howard
1994 A D Turnbull
1995 P Wright
1996 Railway United
1997 G Coles
1998 B Grabham
1999 W & J & E Turnbull
2000 A Willott
2001 S Turnbull
2002 K Fearnley
2003 M Johnson
2004 Kelso Fire Brigade Championship Team
2005 T Gallagher
2006 C Aberley
2007 K Bestwick
2008 N Pearce
2009 A Johnston
2010 A Siejka
2011 D Taylor
2012 M Hope
2013 J Dean
2014 J Simson
2015 G Hawkins
2016 K Howard
2017 K Robinson

Road Race Report / Vale Circuit Self Handicap 5th May 2018
« on: May 05, 2018, 12:21:33 PM »
Historic Vale Circuit Handicap:
Today Bathurst Cycling Club contested a Handicap on the Historic Vale Circuit.
Early Leaders Rosemary Hastings and Cathy Adams where soon threatened by Norman Wise and Darren Fenton off 21min, while back in the field the large 3minute bunch had started fast making the task for the 2 man scratch group (Harry Carter & Mark Windsor) very difficult.
A Darren Fenton surge resulted in him breaking clear in search of a solo win with the main threat coming from the 3 minute bunch lead by Drew Carter, Will Lesh, Steven Scott, Scott James, Drew Tuckwell, Ian Glen and recent NSW Junior Hill Climb Champ Luke Tuckwell.
But Fenton had a winning lead and comfortably soloed to the finish.
Young star Luke Tuckwell, local track champ Drew Carter and promising newcomer Will Lesh all powered away from the 3 minute bunch in the closing stages with Tuckwell taking second in front of Carter and Lesh.
Steven Scott, Scott James, Drew Tuckwell and Ian Glen chasing them home to make the top 8 with Tim Scott joining them for 9th.
The Backmarkers finished just behind them with Mark Windsor taking fastest time and making the top 10 with Carter a couple of metres further back. Top placed female in the race was the hard riding Rosemary Hastings.

General Discussion / Peterson Family Fundraiser
« on: May 04, 2018, 07:55:06 AM »
Movie Fundraiser 17 May 2018.
Most would be aware of Orange cyclist, Steve Peterson tragic collision with a car where he suffered a serious spinal injury and is in Sydney at Royal North Shore Hospital. 
Orange Club are arranging a fundraiser for Steve and his family - see the details below. 

Orange CTC President Mitch writes I am not sure if the MAMIL movie has or will make it to Dubbo or Bathurst, but it would be great to see a few riders from the district in Orange on 17 May.

Peterson family Fundraiser:
The MAMIL movie fundraiser for the Peterson family is scheduled for Thursday 17 May at 630pm at Odeon 5 in Orange. The link for tickets is below please circulate to your social networks.
Many people have already provided a wealth of support which is wonderful. A new fundraising page is also being created in case people want to make an additional donation to the family, details to follow

Pro Racing / Re: 3rd Tour of Croatia
« on: April 30, 2018, 08:38:58 AM »
Brief Results
Super start to the Tour of Croatia by Tim Guys Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum with the team sitting 3rd overall in the Teams classifications behind Astana Pro Team and Trek - Segafredo

Bonifazio Niccolo of the Bahrain Merida Team won the stage with Tim's Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum team mates Ziga Jerman Ben Hill and Tadej Pogacar finishing 8th 11th and 16th in the stage.

Also Ziga Jerman sits 2nd overall in the Young Riders Jersey behind Jon Bozic of Adria Mobil.

Pro Racing / 2018 Belgrade Banjaluka Tour
« on: April 30, 2018, 08:27:39 AM »
Belgrade Banjaluka Tour

Tim Guy and his Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum Team raced the UCI 2.1 Belgrade Banjaluka Tour on the weekend.
Tim and fellow Aussie Ben Hill (who finished 4th in the event in 2016) where in the Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum Team roster with the full team including -
Tim Guy, Ben Hill, Groselj Matic, Blaz Debevec, Torataro Nishi, Tilen Finkst  and Aljaz Prah.

Although in the middle of a training block and getting over a bug, Tim Guys supporters were very excited with his 45th overall in the tour only 10sec down on winner Gasper Katrasnik of Adria Mobil. Tim finishing 34th in the 180km stage to Banjaluka after his 41st in the 175km Belgrade stage the day before.

Best of the Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum team was Tilen Finkst who finished 6th overall in the Young Jersey Competition.

Junior Racing / 2018 Canberra Junior & Women's Tour
« on: April 30, 2018, 08:12:00 AM »
Locals in form at prestigious Canberra Tour:

Exciting to have some riders on the podium at the "Peter Blackshaw Real Estate Canberra Junior & Women's Tour", which has been a prestigious event for junior and female cyclist for many years and Bathurst Cycling Club has an excellent record in.

Star of the show was young Paige Squire who won the overall Under 11s Female Division.

Bathurst as in the top 5 overall in the male and Female division of the Under13s with Cadel Lovett and Ebony Robinson (only her first year in the division) both finishing the tour 4th overall after some consistent finishes in the stages.

Ben Anderson (OrangeCC) and Luke Tuckwell have both been performing well in the open Bathurst racing recently where impressive in the Under 15s Mens event finishing 2nd and 4th overall.

Bathurst under 17 rep Kalinda Robinson sadly had to withdraw due to illness and worth mentioning neighboring club Dubbo performance with Dylan Eather & Haylee Fuller 2nd overall in the men and women’s events

Former Bathurst rider Emily Watts continued her great recent form with a big win in the under 19s women event of course our young star Harrisen Bryant was out of the Canberra tour after his terrible fall in the B2B, but the great news is he is out of hospital, which is a mighty achievement in itself, given his extensive injuries.
In the Open Age Womens race Bathurst was represented by Laura Renshaw who rode well to finish 11th overall in Div2.

For results --

Road Race Report / Scratch Races - 28th April 2018
« on: April 29, 2018, 11:24:56 AM »
Bcc Graded Scratch Races (April 28th 2018)

After a B2B and R.H.Harris Anzac Trophy racing returned to normal this weekend for a normal Graded Scratch Race club event.

Plenty of Quality in A Grade however early in the event one of the race favourites Tom Bolton of Oliver’s Real Food Racing had mechanical trouble and was forced out of the event. Josh Corcoran (GMP Stulz) showed plenty of power during the race with some aggressive riding however in the closing stages it was Brad Rayner (d2f) who counter attacked of a Mark Windsor attack that looked a chance of stealing a solo win however Will Hodges (GPM Stulz) quickly closed it down and it came down to a sprint between Harry Carter (d2f) and Josh Corcoran for the win. Harry taking the win, with Brad Rayner Mark Windsor and Will Hodges finishing behind 2nd placed Josh Corcoran.
Will Lesh continues to impress on the bike winning B Grade Scratch Race he defeated Rob Stephen and Jono Cutler.

Promising young climber Daniel Googe wons his first Road Event defeating another in form newcomer Tony Shaw in C Grade event, with Damien Bennett defeating Glen Partridge and Mark Sutton in sprint for third.

While local World Champ Rosemary Hastings took another win in the local Bcc D Grade event.

Road Race Report / Re: The 2018 Robert Henry Harris Anzac Trophy
« on: April 25, 2018, 06:29:34 AM »
Oliver Real Foods team rider Tom Bolton defeats the GMP boys in 2018 R.H.Harris Anzac Trophy:

The Backmarkers started hard and soon caught the entire field to set up a bunch sprint to the finish of the 2018 R.H.Harris Anzac Trophy. Oliver Foods rider Tom Bolton kicked first and held on to defeat the fast finishing Craig Hutton and his GPM Stulz team mate Josh Corcoran in 3rd place. Strong sprinter Julian Wood 4th and the inform Stephen Dunstall was 5th. The top female in the 2018 R.H.Harris Anzac Trophy Race was Kirsten Howard with a very impressive 6th place overall. Newcomers to cycle racing Will Lesh and Tony Shaw again put in eye catching rides to finish in the top 10 coming 7th and 10th with Damien Bennett 8th and David Reece 9th.

As in the past there was a quality field of female riders in the event with Kirsten Howard defeating Jette McKellar and Gemma Carter. Rosemary Hastings and Eliza Bennett knocking Cathy Adams and Robyn Partridge out of the top 5 in the women's classification.

RESULTS – 2018 R.H.Harris Anzac Trophy
1Tom Bolton 2Craig Hutton 3Josh Corcoran 4Julian Wood 5Steve Dunstall 6Kirsten Howard 7Will Lesh 8Damien Bennett 9David Reece 10Tony Shaw
Fastest Time - Tom Bolton
First Female - Kirsten Howard

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