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24/07/21 3Roads Scratch Race
« on: August 09, 2021, 01:00:26 AM »
Bathurst Isuzu UTE Handicap – 24th July 2021 (2Roads)
Bathurst Cycling Club faced extra Covid19 restrictions this weekend with the club officials managing the changes and able to proceed with the Bathurst Isuzu Ute Handicap, (be it with a reduced field). Praise to race organisers and sponsor Clancy Motors Bathurst for getting the event up and running
Organisers used a handicap format to split the field up, with a 20minute spread between the front backers and the Scratch bunch (the scratch bunch consisted of Nic Bennett Mark Windsor Cadel Lovett and Graeme Peadon).
Early leaders Lara Allen, Angelia Falzarano and Rosemary Hastings rode well together and still held a good lead over Cathy Adams and David Hyland at the mid-way point; the main threat was coming from Scott Allen, Gary Hamer former club champ Jim Allan making a comeback to the sport.
Behind them Peter McKinnon, Charlotte Lovett Brian Draper and Kevin Bell were riding well with the strong bunch of Damien Bennett, Rob Stephen and Peter Wilson making slow progress in chasing down the group.
At the final turn Gary Hamer and Jim Allan had caught the leaders and set sail for the finish. The only danger of defeat coming from Backmarkers, with Nic Barrett and Mark Windsor breaking away from the other Scratch markers and riding through the field in search of the win.
However the challenge would never eventuate, as they took a wrong turn, leaving Allan and Hamer to cruse home for an impressive victory. Jim Allan turning the clock back some 25yrs taking the win over the inform Gary Hamer who is having a run of podium placings.
Third and top placed female rider was Charlotte Lovett who rode back past Windsor and Barrett when they went off course. Barrett recovering to finish 4th (and fastest time) in front of Brian Draper.

Bathurst Izusu Ute Handicap RESULTS – 24 July 2021
1 Jim Allan (12m) (56min37sec),  2 Gary Hamer (12m), 3 Charlotte Lovett (7min), 4 Nicholas Barrett (scr), 5 Brian Draper (7min), 6 Rob Stephen (5:30m), 7 Damien Bennett (5:30m),  8 Peter McKinnon (7min), 9Kevin Bell (7min), 10 Lara Allen (20min)
Fastest Time - Nicholas Barrett - 48:34
First Female - 1Charlotte Lovett 2Lara Allen 3Cathy Adams