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3 Roads "all-in" Handicap 16th June 2018
« on: June 17, 2018, 05:42:06 AM »
All in Handicap:
Good field lined up in the weekends Bathurst Cycling Clubs handicap considering the cold tough windy conditions.
 
Experienced riders Marian Renshaw and Rosemary Hastings had control of things early with the leaders working smoothly. But it was C Grade group that would soon challenge for the lead an look an excellent chance of winning.

Back in the field the 3 Backmarkers (Hutton Rayner & Windsor) had started fast to work off there 23minutes handicap. While impressive youngsters Luke Tuckwell and Ben Anderson had the experience of Richard Hobson and Ryan ODonnell in their 3 minute bunch and where making the ground on the B Grade bunch.

However at the final turn it was the three backmarker lead by Craig Hutton who raced to the lead that fast that only Tony Shaw could follow them. On the final climb Tony Shaw lost contact leaving Craig Hutton Brad Rayner and Mark Windsor fight out the finish.
 
Hutton took a well deserved win with Rayner second and Windsor third, Tony Shaw’s 4th place was another good performance for the cycling newcomer with Richard Hobson in the prizemoney in his first race since the Grafton to Inverell Race.

Rosemary Hastings who was close to the lead for the entire race was a very deserving winner of the best placed female on the day.