Author Topic: All-In Sutho Climb Finish Handicap - Presented by Bathurst Isuzu Ute  (Read 295 times)

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All-In Sutho Climb Finish Handicap:
Presented by Bathurst Isuzu Ute
With challenging hill top finishes featuring in the Tour of Italy at the moment, the Bathurst Cycling Club held its own mini version with an All-In Handicap finishing on the tough Sutho Climb after a climb up Quarry Hill at the midpoint of the event.
2020 Bathurst Rookie of the year Nic Barrett continued his impress climb through the Bathurst ranking, riding through the field to defeat Damien Bennett and Rob Stephen who both started on the 8:30minute handicap mark. Jille Harris (11:30min) finished 4th overall and the first female home, while Peter Wilson made a very successful return to racing after a recent fall finishing 5th
Lone scratch marker Will Hodges rode the course in 45m30s to set the fastest time ahead of Nic Barrett and Mark Windsor. While Jille Harris defeated Toireasa Gallagher for first female with Rosemary Hastings third ahead of Cathy Adams and Lara Allen.

How it Happened-
Early leaders in the race were front markers Rosemary Hastings, Lara Allen and Robyn Partridge with Cathy Adams, Peter Hickey and John Kitchen chasing the trio.
 
At the midway point both Rosemary Hastings and Peter Hickey had broken clear but leading the chase was the 11minute bunch of Jille Harris, Peter Wilson, Kevin Bell, Toireasa Gallagher, Neville Krahe and Scott Allen who had been joined by Rob Stephen and Damien Bennett who had jumped clear of their 9minute bunch (which included Brian Draper Peter McKinnon Mick Foran & Ray Thorn).

Plenty of action at the back of the field with the block bunch of Nic Barrett and Mark Windsor desperately trying to jump across to the 4minute group of Tony Shaw, David Reece, Ian Grant, Will Lesh and Brad Rayner. This fast start was making the task even harder for the lone scratch marker Will Hodges who was urgently trying to catch sight of the other competitors in the race after giving away up to 22:30 minutes start.

Rob Stephen, Damien Bennett and 11 minute bunch caught leader Peter Hickey and look set to fight it out for the victory on the Sutho Climb. However Barrett and Windsor had caught and pasted the 4 minute group and were still chasing very hard.

On the climb Jille Harris, Peter Wilson, Kevin Bell looked strong but Rob Stephen and Damien Bennett were getting ready to sprint for the victory on top of the climb. Suddenly Nic Barrett appeared and swept to the lead to take a very impressive win.

Damien Bennett took 2nd with Rob Stephen third, Jille Harris and Peter Wilson rounding out the top 5; Kevin Bell, Toireasa Gallagher and Neville Krahe infront of the luckless Peter Hickey.

Scratchman Will Hodges never gave up crossing the line in 45m30s in 16th place to take fastest time in the event in front of Nic Barrett and Mark Windsor. While Jille Harris defeated Toireasa Gallagher and Rosemary Hastings in the top female category.

RESULTS – “Bathurst Isuzu Ute” Sutho All-In Handicap
1Nic Barrett (2:45min), 45m50s; 2Damien Bennett (8:30min); 3Rob Stephen (8:30min); 4Jille Harris (11:30min); 5Peter Wilson (11:30min); 6Kevin Bell (11:30min); 7Toireasa Gallagher (11:30min); 8Neville Krahe (11:30min); 9Peter Hickey (16:30min); 10Will Lesh (3:30min)
Fastest Time – 1Will Hodges 45m30s 2Nic Barrett 3Mark Windsor
First Female - 1Jille Harris 2Toireasa Gallagher 3Rosemary Hastings
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Early Handicaps
22:30min – Rosemary Hastings Lara Allen Robyn Partridge DNS Peter Tutty
16:30min – Cathy Adams Peter Hickey John Kitchen
11:30min - Jille Harris Peter Wilson Kevin Bell Toireasa Gallagher Neville Krahe Scott Allen
9min – Brian Draper Rob Stephen Peter McKinnon Mick Foran Damien Bennett Ray Thorn DNS Phil Stapleton
4min – Tony Shaw David Reece Ian Grant Will Lesh Brad Rayner DNS Ella Falzarano
3:30min – Nic Barrett Mark Windsor DNS Jack Cannon
Scr – Will Hodges