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Road Race Report / 2018 Australian Masters Road Championships
« Last post by MarkW on October 19, 2018, 03:51:04 AM »
Australian Masters Road Championships 2018 - Gippsland VIC

Masters Road Championships started Thursday, 18th Octorber 2018 with the ITT Champs at Metung Victoria. Bathurst Cycling Club represented by 3 riders with Jermey Ryan in the MM4, Graham Stait in the MM8 and Rosemary Hastings in the WM9 category. Friday and Saturday were the Road Races and Sunday the Criterium at Swan Reach Twin Rivers.

DAY 1
Great start for the Bathurst club with Jeremy Ryan (Cowra) recording 21:51.3 to win Gold in the Men Masters 4, while Rosemary Hastings long time rival Elizabeth Randall to take the Silver behind the flying Gaye Lynn in the Womens Masters 9 Category. Lithgow resident Graham Stait recording 27:48.7 to finish 6th in the Mem Masters 8 Title

Dubbo Cycle Club’s Simone Grounds again impressive winning Gold in the Womens Masters 3s completeing the 16.5km course in 23minutes and 19seconds while Darrell Wheeler was 7th

Read more --
https://masters.roadnationals.org.au/news

Results –
http://liveresults.cycling.org.au/2018/MRN/ITT_results.html
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Pro Racing / Re: Tour of Taihu Lake & Japan Cup
« Last post by MarkW on October 16, 2018, 06:12:35 AM »
Stage 5, 6 & 7

Strong finish by Tim Guy in China:
Tim Guy has finished the Tour of Taihu Lake strongly, claiming top 30 finishes in all of the final 3 stages. These results came after supporting his Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum team’s sprinter Ziga Jerman in the hectic closing stages of the Tour.
 
Jerman was 5th in the final stage of the tour into Changxing, the 138km stage was won by Jakub Mareczko of Wilier Triestina with Guy impressing finishing 26th

Boris Vallee  of Wanty Groupe Gobert took the overall victory with local St. George Continental Cycling Team having a wonderful tour with Aussie Ben Dyball finishing second overall infront of the GC riders from  UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Israel Cycling Academy and Jelly Belly.

Dylan Kennett also had a super tour for St George leading overall for the first couple of stages after winning the opening prologue, then finishing on the podium in Stage 6, finishing 3rd behind Jordan Parra into Wujiang. Tim Guy finishing 25th in that stage in what turn out to be a rough stage for Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum with their GC rider Ben Hill having trouble and withdrawing from the tour.
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Committee Announcements / 2017 / 2018 Western Division Track Championships
« Last post by MarkW on October 15, 2018, 06:42:01 AM »
2017/18 Western Division Track Championships
Bathurst Cycling Club is planning to host the 2017/2018 Western Division Track Champs (& regional Track Carnival) on the 17th of November 2018 at the Bathurst Bike Park Velodrome (Vale Road). The plan is to run the Titles plus a Wheelrace for Men&Women in the Senior Program TBC.

Currently plan for the Senior racing will be 4 Grades (A, B, C, D Grades) during the Evening/Night session (17th of November 2018). There with be a separate junior program starting approx. 11am for U/13 U/11 U/9 & Participation divisions but also hoping to schedule some sponsored events for the Juniors in evening session.

Stay tuned for further updates…
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Road Race Report / Re: 2018 Rockley Cup
« Last post by MarkW on October 14, 2018, 08:41:00 AM »
Harry Byrant returns to racing with a huge win:

Riding off 14minutes Harry Bryant (Nero KOM Team) has put in an inspirational performance to win the Bathurst Cycling Clubs premier Handicap of the year the Rockley Cup. The Orange resident had a horror crash in this years Bathurst Cycling Classic B2B Gold Wave event breaking his back in 5 places. After months of recovery he got back on the bike 4 weeks ago and set out for a return in Bathurst toughest club race of the year the 49th Rockley Cup Trophy Race. Bryant rode with another Orange Resident Simon Hickey who has a big reason for Bryant success as the pair work brilliantly together to set up the victory.

Scratch marker Will Hodges on the GPM Stulz Team also put in a super performance, he was hit by a car after returning from racing in Europe this year and has worked hard on his fitness leading up to the 2018 trophy event. The Cowra rider’s commitment is obviously paying off as he recorded a very fast 1hr 42:52 after he and Sydney rider Andrew Finlayson out gunned the other backmarker on the toughest club racing course used by the Bathurst Club. Hodges was not only fastest but was only a couple of minutes off winning the handicap classification finishing second across the line. Sydney's Andrew Finlayson was second fastest followed by North, Bryant and Windsor.

Third in the race went to Chris Davis (31min) who broke away from the leading bunch on a brave solo bid for victory and was only caught in the final stages of the Cup by Bryant and Hodges. Oranges Ray Straney chased Davis all the way to the finish but had to settle for 5th place after North Western Sydney Club rider Andrew Finlayson finished powerfully to take 4th on handicap and 2nd Fastest Overall.

Recent bronze medalist at the NSW Masters Championships at Orange Jillene Harris has won the 2018 Female Rockley Cup, she defeated the events most successful female performer Jodie Martin who has been the first female finisher in the Rockley Cup 3 times going back to 2002.

The amazing Rosemary Hasting added another trophy to her collection winning the 2018 Little Roc D Grade Trophy.

More Soon – Stay Tuned



Unofficial Results 
2018 Rockley Race on Handicap
1.Harry Bryant 14min
2.Will Hodges Scr
3.Chris Davis 30:30
4.Andrew Finlayson Scr
5.Ray Straney Orange 35min
6.Nick North 5min
7.Darren Fenton 35min
8.David Reece 17min
9.Graeme Peadon 14min
10.Rob Barlow 30:30
Then Followed - 11.Jill Harris 30:30, 12.Peter Wilson 35min, 13.Dan Googe 17min, 14.Mark Windsor 5min, 15.Simon Hickey 14min, 16.Hayden Booth 17min, 17.Charlie Cross 17min, 18.Jodie Martin 17min, 19.Dennis Martin 5min, 20.Andrew McGrath 17min, 21.Wayne Powell 30:30, 22.Ivan Podres 17min

2018 Rockley Cup Fastest Time Classification
1st Will Hodges 1:42:52, 2nd Andrew Finlayson 1:43:27, 3rd Nick North 1:50:34, 4th Harry Bryant 1:55:09, 5th Mark Windsor 1:55:15, 6th Dennis  Martin 2:00:15, 7th Graeme Peadon 2:01:21, 8th David Reece 2:04:02  --- (Fastest Female Jodie Martin 2:10:04)

2018 Female Rockley Trophy
1.Jill Harris 30:30min, 2.Jodie Martin 14min, 3. Rosemary Hastings 35min

2018 Little Rock D Grade Trophy:
1.Rosemary Hastings 2.David Hyland

See More --
https://www.westernadvocate.com.au/story/5701435/bryant-celebrates-a-special-rockley-cup-triumph/?cs=116
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Track Racing / Re: 2019 Oceania Track Cycling Championships:
« Last post by MarkW on October 12, 2018, 03:24:04 AM »
Eliza again in the Medals:
Eliza Bennett back on the podium on day 2 of the Oceania Track Championship winning Silver in the 500m TT, only 0.26 from the winner Heather May who rode 26.56 seconds.

Event 34: Women Junior 500m Time Trial Final - 2 Laps 250m - Result
1. Heather May 36.567   
2. Eliza Bennett  36.835
3. Tia Slama 38.275

More good news with Eliza Bennett winning her heat in the Women Junior Kierin with the top 3 to A-Final and the Rest to B-Final

Event 44b: Women Junior Kierin Round 1 Heat 2 - 6 Laps
1. Eliza Bennett
2. Tia Slama   
3. Elizabeth Nuspan

Eather on Podium:
Also impressive effort by Western Division Road Champion Kurt Eather picking up a silver medal in the u19 Mens Madison

Event 19: Men Junior Madison - 100 Laps 25km - Result
1. FRISLE/BLEDDYN  40 Pts
2. EATHER/BRITTEN   29pts
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Pro Racing / Re: Tour of Taihu Lake & Japan Cup
« Last post by MarkW on October 12, 2018, 02:55:45 AM »
Stage4:
Another win for the St. George team in the 9th Tour of Taihu Lake, with Dylan Kennett taking the sprint into Jiangyan ahead of Leonardo Bonifazio (Nippo - Vini Fantini - Europa Ovini). The top placed Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum riders were Ziga Jerman in 7th and Ben Hill in 20th – while local Tim Guy finishing 31st in the 100km stage into Jiangyan.
Little change to the overall placings with Ben Dyball still in 2nd place overall behind Boris Vallee  and Ben Hill still in the top10.
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Pro Racing / Re: Tour of Taihu Lake & Japan Cup
« Last post by MarkW on October 10, 2018, 07:19:48 AM »
Prologue 5km Wuxi
Amazing performance by the St. George Continental Cycling Team taking 1st and 2nd with Dylan Kennett and Ben Dyball in the prologue at the Tour of Taihu Lake. The St George team also had Matthew Zenovich in the top 10 and Morgan Smith in the top 15

Stage 1 Wuxi (85k)
Juan Molano (Manzana Postobon) has won stage 1 of the Tour of Taihu Lake – the stage was a bunch sprint with GC remain pretty much unchanged with Dylan Kennett and Ben Dyball leading for St George

Stage 2 Maoshan (130.6k)
Hilly Stage 2 was again won by Juan Molano (Manzana Postobon) however Boris Vallee of Wanty - Groupe Gobert second place has moved him into the overall lead with Ben Dyball holding his 2nd place overall

Stage 3 Jinhu (88.5k)
Stage 3 of the Tour of Taihu Lake has been won by the speedie Jakub Mareczko  (Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia) the good news for St. George and the Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum teams is the Aussies Dyball and Hill sit in the top 10 overall. Ben Dyball currently holding his 2nd place overall behind Boris Vallee  and Ben Hill currently 9th for Tim Guys Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum.
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Track Racing / Re: 2019 Oceania Track Cycling Championships:
« Last post by MarkW on October 10, 2018, 07:05:50 AM »
Gold to Bathurst's Eliza Bennett!!!
Wow – News just in that Bathurst rider Eliza Bennett has just won gold in the Oceania Track Champs team sprint.

Bathurst sprinter Eliza Bennett has won gold on Day 1 of the 2019 Oceania Track Cycling Championships. The WRAS Athlete combined with Heather May in the Australia Green team to record a very slick 36.741sec for the 500m (2 laps of the Adelaide Super-Drome) in Qualifying for the Women Junior Team Sprint. This put the pair in the final against the New Zealand team of  Olivia King and Tyla Green.

However Bennett and May had a surprize for the New Zealanders in the final almost taking a full second off there Qualifying time to record a sizzling 35.954sec to take the Women Junior Team Sprint Gold Medal by 1.18seconds

Big Congratulations to Eliza and her support crew with a special mention to Marian and the Bcc Junior Committee and the WRAS.

RESULT Event 7b: Women Junior Team Sprint Final (2 Laps 500m)
1.  Australia Green  35.95 (Heather MAY Eliza BENNETT) defeated
2.  New Zealand  37.14 (Olivia KING Tyla GREEN)

You can follow the Championships on the following link
http://liveresults.cycling.org.au/2018/OTC/program.html
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Track Racing / Re: 2019 Oceania Track Cycling Championships:
« Last post by MarkW on October 10, 2018, 06:50:11 AM »
Past Bathurst Champs at the Oceania Track Championships:

As mentioned above by Marian the local Bathurst District has an impressive record at the Oceania Track Championships particularly around the time of the Sydney Olympics. Its worth remembering there are a lot more locals with solid achievements at the Road Oceania Championships but in the lead up to Eliza’s ride at the 2018/19 Oceania Track Championships it is certainly worth recalling some of this Track History.

Bathurst Cyclists have an excellent record for Australia in the Oceania Track Championships. Mark Renshaw, Toireasa Gallagher (Ryan) and Dean Windsor have all won medals in the Open Elite Championships while Meg Windsor won a medal in the 2003 Junior Womens Championships the same year that she won Gold and Bronze at the Youth Olympics. Harry Carter has been the standout performer in recent times riding the 2017/18 Oceania Track Championships in NZ, while Matthew Farmer was selected in the 2003 Elite Mens Oceania Team; it’s also worth mentioning that Ben Sanders who raced with the club for a few years was a Oceania Track Medallist. Both Janelle Lindsay and Toireasa have also had success as pilots for Lindy Hou & Felicity Johnson in the Multi Disability Oceania Titles.

As expected Mark Renshaw is a star performer, he rode brilliantly in both sprint and endurance Oceania events as an under 19 junior in 1999 (which was the first event contested on Dunc Gray Velodrome); topping Qualifying in the flying 200 before beating the likes of Hayden Roulston in the U19 Mens Points Race. He also picked up Gold Medals in the Teams Sprint and Teams Pursuit. 12 months later, he was selected in the 2000 elite men’s Oceania Team and again finished on top defeating Ashley Hutchinson and the flying Ryan Bayley in the Oceania Elite Men's Scratch Race.

Toireasa Ryan (Gallagher) also rode the 1999 Oceania and looked a likely medalist when qualifying 3rd in the Women 3000m Individual Pursuit behind star riders Annalisa Farrell (NZ) and Kate Bates (Aus) however Sandra Smith would beat her in the Bronze Medal Final. That defeat made the Podium place 12 months later in the 2001 Oceania Women's Points Race Final all the more sweeter; when she took bronze, again behind World Champ Katherine Bates and New Zealand Star Annalissa Farrell. Of course Toireasa then switched to the tandem, like another Bathurst athlete Janelle Lindsay, with both winning medals and titles in the Multi Disability Oceania Championships. However Toireasa continued in the elite womens championships racing the 2005/2006 Oceania Track Championships in New Zealand.
 
Meg Windsor also raced the 2001 Oceania Track Championships but her podium place came in the 2003 Championships when she took bronze in the Women U19 Oceania Scratch Race Final behind South Australian Renee Braithwaite and Kate Nichols. The performance remains a special one for the Youth Olympics Gold Medallist as she was already being treated for the illness which would force her early retirement from the sport.

Dean Windsor recorded a top 5 placing in the 2003 Oceania U19 Track Championship before bagging a whole swag of medals at the 2004 Oceania Champs at Wanganui in New Zealand, including the U19 Men Oceania Point Race Gold. While increasing his focusing on the road he still raced the elite men’s Oceania Track Championships with a top 5 rides in the 2005 Elite Men 40km Points Race Final and 15,000m Scratch Race Final behind NZ Pro tour stars Tim Gudsell & Peter Latham; while he picked up a Silver Medal in the 2004 Elite Men Team Pursuit Final riding with Jamieson, Bayly and Richard England.

In recent times, it been Harry Carter that has been representing the locals at the Oceania Track Championships racing both the Junior and then the Senior Championships last year in at the Avantidrome in Cambridge, New Zealand. Another local resident Tom Bolton also raced these Championships; in fact both Harry and Tom rode together in the Madison which was won by the New Zealand team of Campbell Stewart and Tom Sexton. Racing a variety of events Harry was closest to a medal in the Elite Mens Teams Pursuit where his Australia Green team finished fourth behind winners Australia Gold.

We are proud of our record at the championships and excited for Eliza and the new crop of local juniors as they start a new generation of riders at the championships.
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