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Results –Bathurst Isuzu Ute Handicap – 12th June 2021.
With the local club championship scheduled for next weekend, the backmarkers were impressive in today’s Bathurst Isuzu Ute Handicap (Presented by the Clancy Motors Group).

It has been lean pickings for the scratchmarkers in this year, having only caught the frontmarkers in the local Handicaps on one occasion in 2021. However with the Local Championships looming Will Hodges and Thomas Bolton rode through the field after giving away over 20minutes start in the race. Promising junior Cadel Lovett also stamped himself as a contender in the local championship sticking with the pair from his 1 minute handicap to finish on the podium.

HOW It Happened --
Lara Allen and Steve Cox, having his first race start lead the way early but Kevin Bell, Neville Krahe and Scott Allen had started fast and soon took the lead.
Behind them Rob Stephen and Mick Foran had caught Toireasa Gallagher Pete McKinnon and Charlotte Lovett while Tim Roebuck and Scott James had broken away from Damien Bennett and Phil Stapleton and where also riding into contention.
At the back of the race Scratch markers Will Hodges and Tom Bolton had combined well to catch the block bunch of Cadel Lovett, Mark Windsor, David Nicholas, Jack Cannon and Nic Barrett and had their sights on the next group which included Steve Bennett Brad Rayner and Tony Shaw.
In the final stages Kevin Bell and Neville Krahe worked hard to build what looked to be a winning lead, however Tom Bolton Will Hodges and Cadel Lovett powered home to catch the pair in the final kilometre of the race. Olivers Racing Team rider Tom Bolton taking an impressive win considering he has been hampered by injury recently. Bathurst Champ Will Hodges looks in great form for next week’s championships finishing second while young Cadel Lovett stamped himself as new backmarker with an eye catching third placing. 
The unlucky Neville Krahe and Kevin Bell where the next to finish and may have won the event if the solid head wind hadn’t slowed their progress at the end of the event. Next to finish was Mark Windsor followed in by David Nicholas and Jack Cannon. With Mick Foran the first of the middle markers ahead of block rider Nic Barrett who rounded out the top 10.
Tom Bolton recorded fastest time in the race, riding 58:32 which is a very good effort considering the cold windy conditions, while the first female was champion cyclist Toireasa Gallagher in front of the promising Charlotte Lovett.

Results –Bathurst Isuzu Ute Handicap – 12th June 2021.
1Tom Bolton (Scr) 2Will Hodges (Scr) 3Cadel Lovett (1min) 4Nev Krahe (18:30) 5Kevin Bell (18:30) 6Mark Windsor (1min) 7David Nicholas (1min) 8Jack Cannon (1min) 9Mick Foran (10:30) 10Nic Barrett (1min)
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