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Road Race Report / 3 Roads "all-in" Handicap 16th June 2018
« Last post by MarkW on June 17, 2018, 05:42:06 AM »
All in Handicap:
Good field lined up in the weekends Bathurst Cycling Clubs handicap considering the cold tough windy conditions.
 
Experienced riders Marian Renshaw and Rosemary Hastings had control of things early with the leaders working smoothly. But it was C Grade group that would soon challenge for the lead an look an excellent chance of winning.

Back in the field the 3 Backmarkers (Hutton Rayner & Windsor) had started fast to work off there 23minutes handicap. While impressive youngsters Luke Tuckwell and Ben Anderson had the experience of Richard Hobson and Ryan ODonnell in their 3 minute bunch and where making the ground on the B Grade bunch.

However at the final turn it was the three backmarker lead by Craig Hutton who raced to the lead that fast that only Tony Shaw could follow them. On the final climb Tony Shaw lost contact leaving Craig Hutton Brad Rayner and Mark Windsor fight out the finish.
 
Hutton took a well deserved win with Rayner second and Windsor third, Tony Shaw’s 4th place was another good performance for the cycling newcomer with Richard Hobson in the prizemoney in his first race since the Grafton to Inverell Race.

Rosemary Hastings who was close to the lead for the entire race was a very deserving winner of the best placed female on the day.
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Pro Racing / Adriatica Lonica Tour UCI 2.1
« Last post by MarkW on June 15, 2018, 06:04:23 AM »
Adriatica Lonica Tour UCI 2.1
The Serenissima Adriatica Lonica is a 5 day Tour starting the 20th June to the 24th June 2018 in the Republic of Venice.
Mark Cavendish Mark Renshaw and Dimension Data Sprint Squad are likely to add the event to their program as extra preparation for the 2018 Tour de France given the unlucky run the world’s best sprinter has had this season with falls/ injuries and sickness.

The event starts with a 24km Team Time Trial at Musile di Piave; followed by stages to Maser  (150km), Passo Giau (160) and the long Grado stage of 230km, before the short ride of 125km to Trieste on the final day.
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Pro Racing / Re: 2018 Tour of Slovenia
« Last post by MarkW on June 15, 2018, 06:02:12 AM »
Day 2 Tour of Slovenia:

What a Day for Ben Hill
Amazing Day for Tim Guy’s Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum Pro Cycling Team with Aussie Ben Hill moving to the overall lead in the Tour of Slovenia at the end of day 2.
As he did in Stage 1 (and every other race he does) Ben Hill when on the attack early picking up the time bonuses to take him to the overall lead in the 2018 Tour of Slovenia. 

The other good news for local area was that Bathurst Champion Mark Renshaw both started and finished (89th) stage 2 after his heavy fall yesterday.
Fellow NSW rider Caleb Ewan bouncing back after his fall yesterday to finish 3rd behind Dylan Groenewegen and Matteo Pelucchi.

Check out Ben Great attacking ride in this video
https://youtu.be/V1wW40wkNkQ

STAGE 2 Results
1 Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo)  2 Matteo Pelucchi (Bora-Hansgrohe) 3 Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott)
Others -- 6th Mark Cavendish, 27th Marcel Kittel, 81st Ben Hill, 89th Mark Renshaw

General Classification after day 2
Benjamin Hill (Aus) Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum 7:07:33   
2 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:03   
3 Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:05

Points Classification - 1 Matteo Pelucchi 2 Simone Consonni 3 Dylan Groenewegen 4 Benjamin Hill 5 Caleb Ewan

Mountains Classification - 1 Benjamin Hill 2 Gasper Katrasnik 3 Vojtech Hacecky
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Western Division Champs / Re: 2018 Western NSW Championships at Bathurst
« Last post by MarkW on June 15, 2018, 05:36:32 AM »
Details for Senior Championships (Still Waiting on Permissions - so Proposed Only)

PROPOSED 2018 SENIOR WESTERN DIVISION ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Bathurst – Bathurst Bike Park – Vale Road Bathurst.
Saturday - 30th June 2018, (Reserve date – No Reserve Date Available at this time)
 
TIME: 12:00 mid-day registration (closed 12:15pm) for a 12:30pm start (see Note Below)
AGE Divisions: Senior Divisions (U19s, U23s Elite & Masters with U17s & U15s racing on Club Event Approvals – ie Coaches Parents & Guardians are to consider the stress on all U15 U17 riders before entering the events).
EVENTS: Road Race Championship - Graded Scratch races (4 Grades): However the BCC can change this event to an alternate Course or to a Criterium depending on Road Conditions and Approvals - (Please be aware, at this point we a waiting on CNSW sanctioning and Road Works to be completed - so the Road Race only a proposal at this point and it is possible for the course to change or be postponed on the day when the final risk assessment takes place)

ENTRIES – To Consider the Championships Handicapping & Planning All Initial Entries should be ONLINE ONLY – See the Attached Link….
https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=138645

So there is only Money Collected on the day before the race – There is a chance you will be able to get in the event on the day (ie Last Minute Rego) if you get there a bit earlier, but it is likely you will be handicapped into a harder grade as a penalty. 

For the latest info on the event, See the Bathurst Club Web Site or their FaceBook Site. Also there will be a summary on the Western NSW Cycling Site (This Page!) -- http://www.nswcycling.com/forum/index.php?action=post;board=5.0

COURSE INFO:
A B & C Grade (Long Course):
Start Bathurst Bike Park (Neutral to Rail lines at Perthville) then continue straight along the Trunkey/Vale Rd to Georges Plains, where you go over the bridge and turn Right towards Trunkey Creek on the Trunkey/Vale Rd. 
Continue to the turn at the Cross Road Neutral U Turn, (approx. 34km from Bathurst) and then return to the Bike Park Finish.
Note the change to race conditions (RTZ) after Perthville (approx. 3km) which includes no more than 2 abreast to avoid any impact on local traffic.
In simple terms, it is just a 58km (Approx.) out and back course from the Bike Park. 

D Grade (Short Course):
Start Bathurst Bike Park (Neutral to Rail lines at Perthville) then continue straight on the Trunkey/Vale Rd to Georges Plains, where you go over the bridge and turn left onto Cow Flat Road. Continue to the turn at the Quarry Hill Neutral U Turn, back to Georges Plains and continue straight (SouthWest on Trunkey/Vale Road) out to the Newbridge Neutral U Turn.
Then back through Georges Plains & Perthville to the Bike Park Finish obeying the change to race conditions (RTZ) between Perthville and the Bike Park (which includes 2 abreast max to avoid any impact on local traffic). Approx. 30km.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
As per the Bathurst Cycling Club Event Management Plan there are a number of Competition Neutral Zones (CNZ) on these Courses. All Competitors must take the time to understand these CNZs and by signing on you confirm you understand the Competition Rules (especially Neutral U Turn, Neutral Zones, and Respect the Traffic Zones (RTZ) )

Obey all Road Rules – eg - please note there are a number of Rail Crossing anyone illegally passing through a Rail Crossing will be Disqualified.

This is a Test Case for events at the bike park – Due to the expected low number of entries but good cross section of competitors this event has been identified as a trial, and will be the first time a Road Event will finish at the Bathurst Bike Park. This means that competitors are to take extra care and responsibility, eg the corner into the park has a section of dirt, which all competitors must take time to observe before the event. Please Note; that the finish has been moved up the hill in the park to ensure there is no advantage attacking through the corner, as the sprint should not start until well inside the Park Boundary.
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Western Division Champs / 2018 Western NSW Championships at Bathurst
« Last post by MarkW on June 15, 2018, 05:31:38 AM »
Details for the Junior Championships

Western Division Junior Championships 2018
Dear Western Division Juniors and Families,
Bathurst Juniors are very excited to be hosting the upcoming 2018 Western Division Junior Championships on 30/6/18. With a full program planned for the day the Bathurst Junior Families hope you can make it!

In Summary:
Program will roll through with ITT, Road race and Criterium. If time allows we will conduct the Town Cup Team “Italian pursuit” at Sulman Park if not we will hold on the velodrome during the seniors road race.
Reconvene 12.00 noon at Velodrome Clubhouse, Vale Road for Town Cup, BBQ, Presentation and Tour de France Activities will occur during the seniors road race.

Date: Saturday 30th June
Venue: Sulman Park, Mt Panorama, Bathurst -  This course is a closed road. Refer to Google Maps, Sulman Park Mt Panorama NSW 2795 for directions.
Titles: Western Division Junior ITT, Road Race, Criterium and Junior Pursuit Teams Town Cup
Junior Pursuit Teams Town Cup: Would Club Junior Coaches/Representatives please contact Marian Renshaw 0438 413 423 to discuss how this event will work so Juniors can do some practising prior to the event.
Entry: Please register your junior riders intention to compete before Wednesday 27 th June.

Please send registrations to Bathurst.junior.cycling@gmail.com
Please include Rider Name, Age Division and Club.

Entry Fee: $5.00 per rider, please pay in cash on the day.
Prizes: Western Division Ribbons for 1 st , 2 nd and 3 rd place for all age groups and all events.
The Town Cup is a perpetual Trophy and will be awarded to the winning Team, to take pride of place for 12 months.

Program:
Start Time: Saturday 30/6/18
8.00 am gates open
8.15 am registration open - Sign on, Entry Fee collection, Licence check, Helmet and Roll out check.
9.00 am racing starts

Categories: U9 Participation B/G, U9 B/G, U11 B/G, U13 B/G, U15 B/G*.
Boys and girls will be racing together however separate prizes awarded.
*NB: U15 - this category is for those riders who have not transitioned to graded senior racing. Those U15 riders who are racing at Club graded level will compete in the Senior Western Division Graded Category.

Event Schedule:
Individual Time Trial
9.00am ITT: All divisions to marshalling
U9P – 1 lap yellow course 1.2km
U9+ - 2 laps yellow course, 2.4 km all categories

Road Race:
roll into Road Race: All divisions to marshalling
U9 Participation: 1 lap red/yellow course, 2.45 km
U9 B/G: 2 laps red/yellow course, 4.9 km
U11 B/G: 3 laps red and yellow course, 7.35 km
U13 B/G: 5 laps red and yellow course, 12.25 km
U15 B/G: 6 laps red and yellow course, 14.7 km

Criterium:
Roll into Criterium: All divisions to marshalling
U9 Participation: 1 lap yellow course 1.2km
U9: 3 laps yellow course 3.6km
U11: 10mins + 2 laps yellow course
U13/15: 12 mins + 2 laps yellow course

Roll into town cup if time:
Yellow course
12.00noon: Clubhouse Velodrome, Vale Road
BBQ, presentation, Tour de France activities.

Additional Information:
The Junior Championships will be finished in time for senior riders to travel to the Clubhouse for the Western Division Senior Road Championship.
Due to time constraints Bathurst CC will not be running a refreshment stall at Sulman Park, but we invite you to join us at the clubhouse for a sausage sandwich after.
Sulman Park has toilet facilities. There is no seating. Mt Panorama is notorious for its changing weather, please bring what you may need to cover all seasons.
Sulman Park has many Sporting Group users. Mt Panorama Motor Cross Club has an event planned for this day. Please drive carefully through from McPhillamy Park through to Sulman Park. For safety all families need to be departed by 12.00 noon for the Bathurst Rifle Club planned activities.
Our De France Activities – Bathurst Cycling Club has a recent tradition of making signage and taking a group photo to send a shout out to Mark Renshaw for his planned Tour de France riding. We invite all riders to make a “sign” and bring along to the clubhouse for an even bigger shout out!
Weather – If we are concerned about the weather, a decision will be made Friday to avoid any unnecessary travel. Reserve Date Saturday 7 th July.

Contact Details:
email: bathurst.junior.cycling@gmail.com
Marian Renshaw 0438 413 423
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Junior Racing / Re: 2018 PORT MACQUARIE JUNIOR TOUR
« Last post by MarkW on June 14, 2018, 08:08:13 AM »
All 4 Bathurst Riders in the top 3 places on GC in their age groups -- More Soon!!
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Pro Racing / Re: 2018 Tour of Slovenia
« Last post by MarkW on June 14, 2018, 08:05:58 AM »
Day 1 Tour of Slovenia:
Big news for the Aussies and Tim Guys Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum Team was that Ben Hill was part of the breakaway of five riders on Day 1 of the Tour of Slovenia; the others in the break included Nik Cemazar, Jon Bozic, Juraj Bellan & Martin Haring.
Hill had a great day winning sprints and the Hill Climb to take the KOM Jersey and finish 5th in the Points Jersey.

Things where not so good for Bathurst Champ Mark Renshaw, with the sprint team catching the 5 leads all was set for the expected bunch sprint. However things where chaotic at the finish with 2 major crashes taking out all the high profile sprinters including Mark Renshaw who fell heavily.
Others to fall included Caleb Evan (Mitchelton-Scott) 1.5km from the finish while the Rafal Majka fall was closer still to the finish line.
 
The Stage went to UAE Team Emirates rider Simone Consonni who outsprinted Matteo Pelucchi and Niccolo Bonifazio.
The day even better for Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum with 3 riders in the top 10 in the Young Rider Classification (infact 4 in the top 12) lead by Jon Bozic who rode impressively on Day 1

Stage & Overall
1 Simone Consonni UAE Team Emirates, 2 Matteo Pelucchi Bora-Hansgrohe, 3 Niccolo Bonifazio Bahrain-Merida     
Dimension Data Riders – 14th Mark Cavendish, 134th Mark Renshaw

Mountain Classification
1st Benjamin Hill (Aus) Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum

Points classification
1 Simone Consonni UAE, 2 Matteo Pelucchi Bora, 3 Niccolo Bonifazio Bahrain-Merida, 4 Luka Mezgec (Mitchelton-Scott) 5 Benjamin Hill (Aus) Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum.

See Video Summary here
https://www.facebook.com/LGXCyclingTeam/videos/394175197736104/

Website -- https://tourofslovenia.si/en
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Pro Racing / 2018 Tour of Slovenia
« Last post by MarkW on June 14, 2018, 08:04:43 AM »
Mark Renshaw in D.Data Team, Tim Guy out of the LGX team for the 2018 Tour of Slovenia:

As expected Mark Renshaw will race with Mark Cavendish in the  Dimension Data Team, while Tim Guy will not be in the Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum team for the 2018 Tour of Slovenia after sickness in the lead up races in Italy.

The Team rosters are:
Dimension Data - Mark Cavendish, Mark Renshaw, Natnael Berhane, Johann Van Zyl, Jaco Venter, Amanuel Gebreigzabhier
Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum - Tadej Pogacar, Ziga Jerman, Ziga Rucigaj, Ben Hill, Izidor Penko, Matic Groselj, Tilen Finkst

The 2018 Tour of Slovenia starts with a couple of sprint stages to Murska Sobota on Day 1 and Rogaska Slatina on day 2, which is hilly than the first stage but a bunch sprint still expected. Tougher day on the 15th June to Celje, while stage 4 Kamnik is the toughest Stage of the tour before a TTT (20km) on the final day.     
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Pro Racing / 2018 Maraton Franja Ljubljana
« Last post by MarkW on June 13, 2018, 08:49:33 AM »
Would Tim Guy be the only rider to participate in the Bathurst Cycling Classic B2B and the Maraton Franja Ljubljana?

Both events are rounds of the Cycling Age Group World Series and Tim Guy has a wonderful connection with both - having finished on the podium in the Blayney to Bathurst B2B challenge Weekend and now part of the oldest Granfondo on the World Series, the Maraton Franja in Ljubljana, which is his current home away from home in the European Summer.

In 2018, Round 10 of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series was Blayney to Bathurst Cyclo Sportif with Round 15 of the World Series the Maraton Franja at Slovenia's capital city where Tim Guy and his Pro Team - Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum, where part of the big promotion with the event drawing over 7000 riders over the 3 days.

More Info Here
http://en.franja.org/homepage.html

History of the Maraton Franja Ljubljana
http://en.franja.org/history_of_marathon_franja.html

B2B Cyclo Sportif Challenge 2017 Video
https://youtu.be/3yJ1-F9sVWg

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Road Race Report / 2018 SENIOR Western Division Road Championships
« Last post by MarkW on June 07, 2018, 05:52:03 AM »
Still Proposal Details Only as of 7th June 2018 - Still waiting on Sanctioning - Stay Tuned for more.

PROPOSED 2018 SENIOR WESTERN DIVISION ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Bathurst – Bathurst Bike Park – Vale Road Bathurst.
Saturday - 30th June 2018, (Reserve date – No Reserve Date Available at this time)
 
TIME: 12:00 mid-day registration (closed 12:15pm) for a 12:30pm start (see Note Below)
AGE Divisions: Senior Divisions (U19s, U23s Elite & Masters with U17s & U15s racing on Club Event Approvals – ie Coaches Parents & Guardians are to consider the stress on all U15 U17 riders before entering the events).
EVENTS: Road Race Championship - Graded Scratch races (4 Grades): However the BCC can change this event to an alternate Course or to a Criterium depending on Road Conditions and Approvals - (Please be aware, at this point we a waiting on CNSW sanctioning and Road Works to be completed - so the Road Race only a proposal at this point and it is possible for the course to change or be postponed on the day when the final risk assessment takes place)

ENTRIES – To Consider the Championships Handicapping & Planning All Initial Entries should be ONLINE ONLY – See the Attached Link….
https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=138645

So there is only Money Collected on the day before the race – There is a chance you will be able to get in the event on the day (ie Last Minute Rego) if you get there a bit earlier, but it is likely you will be handicapped into a harder grade as a penalty. 

For the latest info on the event, See the Bathurst Club Web Site or their FaceBook Site. Also there will be a summary on the Western NSW Cycling Site (This Page!) -- http://www.nswcycling.com/forum/index.php?action=post;board=5.0

COURSE INFO:
A B & C Grade (Long Course):
Start Bathurst Bike Park (Neutral to Rail lines at Perthville) then continue straight along the Trunkey/Vale Rd to Georges Plains, where you go over the bridge and turn Right towards Trunkey Creek on the Trunkey/Vale Rd. 
Continue to the turn at the Cross Road Neutral U Turn, (approx. 34km from Bathurst) and then return to the Bike Park Finish.
Note the change to race conditions (RTZ) after Perthville (approx. 3km) which includes no more than 2 abreast to avoid any impact on local traffic.
In simple terms, it is just a 58km (Approx.) out and back course from the Bike Park. 

D Grade (Short Course):
Start Bathurst Bike Park (Neutral to Rail lines at Perthville) then continue straight on the Trunkey/Vale Rd to Georges Plains, where you go over the bridge and turn left onto Cow Flat Road. Continue to the turn at the Quarry Hill Neutral U Turn, back to Georges Plains and continue straight (SouthWest on Trunkey/Vale Road) out to the Newbridge Neutral U Turn.
Then back through Georges Plains & Perthville to the Bike Park Finish obeying the change to race conditions (RTZ) between Perthville and the Bike Park (which includes 2 abreast max to avoid any impact on local traffic). Approx. 30km.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
As per the Bathurst Cycling Club Event Management Plan there are a number of Competition Neutral Zones (CNZ) on these Courses. All Competitors must take the time to understand these CNZs and by signing on you confirm you understand the Competition Rules (especially Neutral U Turn, Neutral Zones, and Respect the Traffic Zones (RTZ) )

Obey all Road Rules – eg - please note there are a number of Rail Crossing anyone illegally passing through a Rail Crossing will be Disqualified.

This is a Test Case for events at the bike park – Due to the expected low number of entries but good cross section of competitors this event has been identified as a trial, and will be the first time a Road Event will finish at the Bathurst Bike Park. This means that competitors are to take extra care and responsibility, eg the corner into the park has a section of dirt, which all competitors must take time to observe before the event. Please Note; that the finish has been moved up the hill in the park to ensure there is no advantage attacking through the corner, as the sprint should not start until well inside the Park Boundary.
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