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Pro Racing / 2018 Cyclassics Hamburg & Tour of Germany
« Last post by MarkW on August 14, 2018, 07:47:57 AM »
Renshaw back racing
Champion Bathurst Cyclist Mark Renshaw will be back in action next week in the EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg followed by the Tour of Germany.
Considered a sprinters classic the Cyclassics Hamburg will be raced for the 23rd time. Mark Renshaw has finished on the podium in the past finishing second to Aussie Legend Robbie McEwen in 2008. However in 2018 he will be totally focused on supporting Dimension Data Team Captain Mark Cavendish who will be trying to finish the season with a splash after a very tough Tour de France.

The EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg looks a very tough assignment with last year’s winner Viviani also having sprint sensation Gaviria in the Quick Step team. Others include world champ Peter Sagan Bora, Greipel Lotto Soudal, Trentin Mitchelton, Kristoff UAE, Degenkolb & Nizzolo Trek and Arndt Sunweb…

The Dimension Data Team is Mark Cavendish Mark Renshaw Bernhard Eisel Scott Davies Jay Robert Thomson Jaco Venter Natnael Berhane

Renshaw and Cavendish with back up after the Hamburg event in the Deutschland Tour, first held in 1911 it has only been 33 times with the last event in 2008. In recent times the tour seemed to favour the time triallers but with plenty of good sprinters in Germany these days the race is a bit more sprinter friendly, with Katusha - Alpecin Marcel Kittel and Lotto Soudal André Greipel both racing the tour.
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Pro Racing / 2018 Tour of Hungry
« Last post by MarkW on August 14, 2018, 07:28:11 AM »
Tim Guy races the 2018 Tour of Hungry tonight (14th August)
The 6 day event starts with a 4km Prologue in Siofok followed by a tricky 154km medium hills stage to Keszthely.  Stage 2 on the 16th August is 190km and is another medium hills stage this time to Szekesfehervar. Stage 3 to Hajduszoboszlo is the longest of the tour at 206km but is fairly flat, however it is follow by a very difficult Mountain stage to Miskolc over 182km. The final stage to Kazincbarcika is again pretty tough but is shorter at 128km

Beside Tim and his team mate Ben Hill there are a few Australian in the 2018 Tour of Hungry, with the Aussies having some success there in the past with IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness sprinter Scott Sunderland bagging a few stages.

Tim Guys 2018 Tour of Hungry Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum Team Roster includes Tim Guy Ben Hill Aljaz Prah Tilen Finkst Ziga Rucigaj Viktor Potocki Matic Groselj
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Road Race Report / Round 4 Bcc Road Series - Sutho Drive Finish
« Last post by MarkW on August 11, 2018, 12:41:29 PM »
Round 4 Bathurst Road Series – Sutho Drive Scratch Races
After last weeks Time Trial Championships it was back to the mass starts for round 4 of the Bathurst Road Series with a Hill Top Finish event in windy conditions to test even the toughest riders

In A Grade Brad Rayner returned to his winning ways holding off a late charge on the climb by last week’s winner Mark Windsor with Josh Corcoran straight back on the Podium after a refreshen up after his European Trip while Steve Dunstall and Dubbo’s Chris Couper rounded out the top 5 in front of Richard Hobson and Nick North.

Stuart Renshaw defeated David Reece in the B Grade event. Reece having his last Australian Start before heading to Italy for the World Masters Championships, third was NSW Champ Jim Lavis with Andrew McGrath and Luke Gilmer 5th.

Glen Carter continued his great recent form winning C Grade from Graham Stait and Rob Stephen with Mick Foran and Nev Krahe rounding out the top 5. While Rosemary Hastings scored and impressive solo victory in D Grade defeating Garry Taunton and Alex MacQuarie.
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Road Race Report / 2018 Bathurst Individual Time Trial Championship
« Last post by MarkW on August 05, 2018, 10:40:06 AM »
2018 Western NSW & Bathurst Individual Time Trial Championships – Bathurst 15kms
Bathurst cycling club’s Mark Windsor has taken out the 2018 Bcc & Western Division Individual Time Trial Championships on the weekend at Bathurst, Windsor defeated inform d2f rider Brad Rayner by 14seconds with defending 2017 Western NSW Champion Richard Hobson in third place. Rounding out the top 5 in A Grade was d2f team rider Steven Dunstall and Dubbo’s Chris Couper ahead of Bathurst’s Ryan ODonnell

The 2018 Female Champion was a great battle with former NSW Masters Medallist Jille Harris defeating WRAS rider Kalinda Robinson by less than 4 seconds on the 15km course, Hollie Simons only another 22seconds behind in third place. Eliza Bennett just missed the podium in 4th ahead of Caroline Robinson and Brooke Tuynman.

David Reece looks in good form ahead of this years Masters World Championships defeat top class junior Luke Tuckwell and time trial specialist Jono Cutler in the B Grade Title. Top athlete Luke Gillmer putting in an impressive return to the sport to take 4th place in front of State masters Champ Jim Lavis with Tony Shaw, Drew Tuckwell, Daniel Googe, Hayden Booth and Kalinda Robinson rounding out the top 10 in B Grade.

Lithgow’s Graham Stait took the C Grade Time Trial Title ahead of Rob Stephen and Neville Krahe who only defeated Mick Foran by 1 second to take 3rd place. The remaining top ten places going to Jille Harris, Michael Robinson, Mark Sutton, Hollie Simons, Peter Wilson and Eliza Bennett in front of Brooke Tuynman.

Caroline Robinson recorded a fast time to defeat Bathurst club legend Rosemary Hasting in the D Grade Western Division Championship. Robinson stopped the clock at 27mins 38sec to defeat Hastings with Norman Wise making the podium in front of Chris Stott with Alex MacQuarrie defeating Robyn Partridge for the final top 5 spot

RESULTS - 2018 Bathurst & Western Division Individual Time Trial Championships.
Overall Winners - 1Mark Windsor (21m12sec) 2Brad Rayner 3Richard Hobson 4Steven Dunstall 5Chris Couper
Female Winners - 1Jille Harris (26m09sec) 2Karlinda Robinson 3Hollie Simons 4Eliza Bennett 5Caroline Robinson
B Grade - 1David Reece (23m58sec) 2Luke Tuckwell 3Jono Cutler 4Luke Gilmer 5Jim Lavis
C Grade - 1Graham Stait (25m01sec) 2Rob Stephen 3Neville Krahe 4Mick Foran 5Jille Harris
D Grade - 1Caroline Robinson (27m38sec) 2Rosemary Hasting 3Norman Wise 4Chris Stott 5Alex MacQuarrie
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Pro Racing / Debrecen to Ibrany (V4 Series) UCI 1.2
« Last post by MarkW on July 30, 2018, 07:10:12 AM »
Tim Guy Top 30 in Hungry
The 158km Debrecen to Ibrany is a One Day Race in the Debrecen district which is part Hungary’s Northern Great Plain region near the Slovakia and Ukraine Boarders. Local cyclist Tim Guy of the Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum team tried to put a rough few weeks behind him by racing the event, and surprized many by finishing an excellent 28th only 1.30min from the winner Peter Kusztor (My Bike) who defeated Karel Tyrpekl (Pardus-Tufo Prostejov) and Marko Danilovic, after a break of 8 riders which included Tim’s Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum Team Mate Ben Hill. The Teams of My Bike, WSA Pushbikers & Hrinkow Advarics all pushing the pace after coming off the recent Tour of Austria.

RESULTS - Debrecen to Ibrany
1 Peter Kusztor  My Bike
2 Tyrpekl Karel  Pardus - Tufo Prostejov
3 Marko Danilovic   
4 Andi Bajc  My Bike
5 Jodok Salzmann  (WSA Pushbikers)
Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum Riders – 8th Ben Hill, 15th Tilen Finkst, 28th Tim Guy, 40th Aljaz Prah, 53rd Matic GroSelj, 64th Pavel Cizelj
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Road Race Report / 2018 NSW TTT Cycling Club Champions Shield
« Last post by MarkW on July 30, 2018, 06:04:49 AM »
Bathurst Masters Win NSW Championship:
Bathurst Cycling Club has taken gold in the Masters Division (150yr +) at the 2018 NSW Club Team Time Trial Championships which was held at Nowra Airport Circuit on Saturday 21 July 2018.

The event is an historic event (first held in 1902) which decides the Champion Club of NSW with the awarding of the annual Champions Shield. Bathurst has an excellent record in the Premierships winning a number of Individual Masters TTT Titles in recent years and was an impressive runner up to Sutherland in the Champion Club Overall Title in 2014.

This year Bathurst took gold is one of the premierships most competitive categories the Masters Men 150 Championship (were the youngest 3 riders in the 4 man team total age is more than 150yrs – in other work average age of 50years).  Bathurst’s 2018 Nsw champion team consisted of Richard Hobson, Dennis Martin, Jeremy Ryan and Mark Windsor.

The Bathurst gold medal winning team completed the 40km Nowra Course in a very fast 59:17.68 to defeat rivals Randwick Botany and Illawarra by more than 1 ½ minutes. 
 
The local club was also unlucky to mass a medal in the Masters Men 180 Championship were the Bathurst of Jim Lavis, David Reece, Graham Stait & Robert Stephen finished 4th only seconds outside the 2nd and 3rd placegetters times.

Giant Sydney cycle club Sydney Uni Velo won the overall Championship with Bathurst slipping to 12th overall in 2018 after a number of top 5 performances in the last decade. Bathurst also runners up to Illawarra Cycling Club in the Top Country Cycling Club for 2018.

2018 NSW Cycling Club Champions Shield
Overall Champions
1 Sydney Uni Velo Club 451, 2 Manly Warringah 448, 3 St George 438, 4 Illawarra 325, 5 Lidcombe Auburn 261, 6 Randwick Botany 247, 7 Southern Cross 246, 8 Sutherland Shire 236, 9 Sydney 235, 10 Dulwich Hill 219, 11 North Western Sydney 206, 12 Bathurst 172, 13 Parklife 160, 14 Waratah Masters 116, 15 Penrith 102, 16 Harlequin 99, 17 Bicisport 81, 18 Hunter District 63, 19 Griffith 55, 20 Northern Sydney 46

NSW Metropolitan Champions
1st Sydney Uni Velo 2nd Manly Warringah 3rd St George 4th Lidcombe Auburn 5th Randwick Botany
NSW Country Champions:
1st Illawarra 2nd Bathurst 3rd Hunter District 4th Griffith 5th Manning Valley

Team Time Trial (TTT) Champions:
Open Men Championship
1 St George (Jay DUTTON, Ben DYBALL, Benjamin HARVEY, & Jordan LOUIS)       
Open Women Championship
1 Sydney Uni Velo Club (Abby SNEDDON, Georgia WHITEHOUSE & Emily WATTS)       
Masters Men 120yr Championship
1 Lidcombe Auburn (Greg BURGETT, Andrew EAST, Edward PARKER & Kiet DUONG)
Masters Men 150yr Championship
1 Bathurst (Richard HOBSON, Dennis MARTIN, Mark WINDSOR & Jeremy RYAN
Masters Men 180yr Championship
1 Manly Warringah (Peter RITCHIE, Gregory BARNES, Neil MATTHEWS & Kevin GOODMAN)
Masters Women 120yr Championship
1 Sutherland Shire (Emily HANEKROOT, Susanna DALE, Dayna DAVIDSON & Cassie SADDINGTON)
Masters Women 140yr Championship
1 Illawarra (Deborah COULLS, Kirsten BENNETT, Josephine CLARK & Nicole BROERS)
Junior Under-17 Men Championship
1 Manly Warringah (Jamie DUNN, Hugh PHILLIPS, William MACE-SMITH & Henry PATON)
Under-19 Men Championship
1 St George (Daniel GANDY, Ben METCALFE, & Rohan HAYDON-SMITH)
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Road Race Report / Round 2 of the Bathurst Road Series (3 Roads Scratch)
« Last post by MarkW on July 30, 2018, 05:21:31 AM »
Round 2 of the Bathurst Road Series:

Brad Rayner has extended his lead in the Bathurst A Grade Road series with another win in Round 2 of the series on the weekend. Rayner defeated Ryan O'Donnell, Steven Dunstall and Mark Windsor in the sprint to the line with strong Dubbo riders Mike Tichurst and Chris Couper finishing 5th and 6th after both attacking late in the race.

David Reece holds a good lead in the B Grade series after he, Jim Lavis and Charlie Cross broke clear of Hayden Booth Tony Shaw and Mark Simons in the B grade event and sprinted for the points. Reece too quick defeating Lavis and Lithgow’s Charlie Cross with Hayden Booth finishing just behind the trio in 4th place.

C Grade was the biggest field of the day and Glen Carter continued his winning form defeating Graham Stait and Neville Krahe who was the first to kick in the sprint. Peter Wilson finishing 4th in the bunch followed by Kevin Bell, Rob Stephen and Jill Harris who was the top female performer on the day. Toireasa Gallagher, Darren Fenton and Damien Bennett rounded out the top 10 in front of Glen Partridge Eliza Bennett and Hollee Simons.

Hot favourite Rosemary Hastings won the D Grade from David Hyland with Alex MacQuarrie putting in a determined ride to finish third ahead of Robyn Partridge

RESULTS: Round 2 - 3 roads Scratch Race (Quarry Hill Course)
A Grade 1 Brad Rayner 2 Ryan O'Donnell 3 Steven Dunstall 4 Mark Windsor 5 Mike Ticehurst
B Grade 1 Dave Reece 2 Jim Lavis 3 Charlie Cross 4 Hayden Booth 5 Tony Shaw
C Grade 1 Glen Carter 2 Graham Stait 3 Neville Krahe 4 Peter Wilson 5 Kevin Bell
D Grade 1 Rosemary Hastings 2 David Hyland 3 Alex MacQuarrie 4 Robyn Partridge
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Pro Racing / Trofeo Citta di Brescia (UCI 1.2)
« Last post by MarkW on July 09, 2018, 07:41:44 AM »
Tim's important DNF in the Trofeo Citta di Brescia

Maybe its races like the Trofeo Citta di Brescia (UCI 1.2) that really allow us to get a look at the roller coaster lifestyle of the full time cyclist.   

Tim Guy and his Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum team mates including Aussie Ben Hill where coming off the hype of their success in their home tour at Slovenia racing against some of the world great cycling teams.
See - http://www.nswcycling.com/forum/index.php?topic=143.0

However, there is no time to sit back and pat yourself on the back; your back-in-the-saddle training the next morning and the following weekend there will be another race with another set of challenges. One of those challenges is the better you perform the greater the desire of your opposition to defeat you.

For Tim Guy the race was simply a build-up event for the Tour of Hungry next month, Tim hoping to get miles in those leg after a series of training interruption recently.

With the 121.8km Trofeo Citta di Brescia held in the evening and consisting of many laps of a short circuit in Brescia it was difficult to compare the conditions in Italy to anything they would experience in Hungry. Yet there is no point questioning this, as procycling is just about getting harder and tougher, and growing to meet the demands of all races as the sport is tough and you need to be versatile to survive.

BUT here are Tim Guy’s Comments after the race --
"Absolutely crazy. 5.5km circuit, 21 laps. Started at 8pm on a cobbled 1km decent with 5 switch backs. Got dark in first half hour, there were no lights on large chunks of the course and a thunderstorm hit 2 laps in."

In hindsight a cobble decent straight off the start would be a factor to consider prior to the event. There was no Big Tour rolling neutral starts with a relaxing nature break at the Citta di Brescia, it was just hyped up Italians. As you would expect only 23 finished the race which was won by the unsigned Italian Rocchetti Filippo in 3hr04m49s.

But as Tim knows now if you are going to race in Europe you need to bounce-up, adapt and grow.. because sadly humans don’t grow in the right direction in the comfort zone..

Tim explained that
"Ben and I both picked up a stomach bug a few days ago and I'm still battling. Have not eaten a thing."

Certainly this would explain why the boys where on the back foot from the start, Tim actually using the decent to get back on the pack after getting squeezed out the back in the surges.. Of course this is the opposite circumstances to normal with Tim more a climber, so strangely a weak point of Tim cycling was targeted in this event and he had to face it.

Tim has grown in the Citti De Brescia, he knows to survive on the cycling roller coaster and reach his potential, he has to find some positive when floundering around in the Uncomfortable Zone.. and grow to cope.. So I was impressed at the end of a very irate cantankerous negative Tim Guy Race Report when he finished with –

“Actually, the race was still pretty darn cool. Crazy Italians, but cool.”

Bounce-up, adapt and grow.. I am not expecting Tim to descend like Froome, but he will be better for the Citta di Brescia.. Wait a minute! How did Froome become such a good descender –
#Growing in the Old UnComfortable Zone!
#The Uncomfortable Zone, the secret to success!

See Highlights -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9k28L7ML68
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Pro Racing / Grote prijs Jean-Pierre Monseré 1.1 UCI
« Last post by MarkW on July 09, 2018, 04:45:56 AM »
Bolton finishes Continental ranked Event:

Thomas Bolton has finished 28th in the 193km Grote prijs Jean-Pierre Monseré 1.1 UCI Race on the 7th July from Ypres to Roeselare. The Race was won by Looij Andre  of the Monkey Town Continental Team and included a number of Australian cyclist of whish the best paced where Nicholas White (Olivers Real Foods) in 19th Thomas Bolton 28th, Tristan Ward (Bennelong SwissWellness Cycling Team) 30th and Liam Magennis of Drapac EF in 31st.

The Next Day Bolton was in action again in the Albert Fauville-Baulet GP, this one day event was won by Estonian rider Aksel Nõmmela of the BEAT CC Team with the best placed Aussie Nick White (Olivers Real Foods) in 13th place.

Bathurst Josh Corcoran continues to gain experience in Belgium, he raced in the 102 km Rozebeke Event in the municipality of Zwalm in Flanders West of Ghent on the weekend, the race won by Belgium’s Tom Verhaegen of United CT in 2hr 29 35.
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Road Race Report / 2018 Police Remembrance Cup
« Last post by MarkW on July 06, 2018, 08:31:18 AM »
Kelinda Robinson impressive ride for Bathurst at the Remembrance Cup
Bathurst Cycling Club Kalinda Robinson was an impressive winner at the 2018 Under 17 Girls 2018 Police Remembrance Cup which was held at the Sydney Dragway, Sunday 1st July. Orangised by the Marconi Cycling Club, the Remembrance Cup raises money for the NSW Police Legacy, and is quickly developing as a major event on the Sydney Cycling Calendar with over $10,000 in prizes in 2018.
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