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The 9th Bcc Hurt on Dirt Classic - 7th April 2019
« on: April 07, 2019, 12:03:53 PM »
2019 Hurt on Dirt (7 April 2019)
Raced on the tough Guestinthorpe Loop, the Hurt on Dirt Classic (or Alloy Classic) is regarded as one of the more prestigious cycling events on the local Bathurst Cycling Calendar. It’s a tough course which includes a number of dirt sections resulting in some great cycling action.

First held in 2011 the Bathurst gravel event was inspired after local international champion Mark Renshaw won the world famous gravel race, the Tro Bro Leon in France 13years ago in April 2006. That hype for gravel racing was further heightened with another Bathurst International Dean Windsor racing both the Tro Bro Leon and America Gravel Classic the Tour of Battenkil.

When Australia’s premier road series, the NRS, introduced a gravel event in the Tour of Adelaide it was again a Bathurst rider starring with Blair Windsor taking the win in South Australia.

It comes as no surprize then, that former European Pro Dean Windsor, Mudgee International Ayden Toovey and Continental Contract riders Blair Windsor & Harry Carter all won the A Grade Hurt on Dirt event in the first 6 years, with the Windsor brothers both winning the event twice.

However since then it’s been all Craig Hutton, who on the weekend become the first rider to win the A Grade Hurt on Dirt classic for the third time. The GPM contract rider defeated Brad Rayner (D2F) by centimetres after Rayner attacked on the last lap and Hutton only caught him in the final few metres of the race. Josh Corcoran took third in front of Mark Windsor who actual got the race winner Hutton, to remove a bee sting from his face mid-way through the race. Dan Googe rounding out the top five in A grade with champion Sydney Uni Velo rider Emily Watts the top placed female on the day.

After finishing second last year in B Grade, Blue Mountains cyclist Paul Whitfield was a deserving winner in 2019 defeating Jack Cannon and David Reece in the B grade Race. The top female rider from the inaugural race in 2011 Toireasa Gallagher, was again impressive finishing 4th with Lithgows Glen Partridge rounding out the top 5 in front of Nathan Pearce, Chris Davis and Graham Stait.

Rod Esdaile was an impressive winner in C Grade defeating David McKellar and Rob Barlow with Peter Wilson and Darren Fenton the top 5. While local champion marathon cyclist Gary Baker was too strong for Phil Cole in D Grade with Jette McKellar finishing 3rd in front of David Hyland.
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Re: The 9th Bcc Hurt on Dirt Classic - 7th April 2019
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2019, 01:43:32 AM »
Honour Roll:
Hurt on Dirt (or Alloy Classic) 
2011 - A Grade - Blair Windsor, B Grade - Mick Marshall, C Grade - Toireasa Gallagher, D Grade - Greg Wills
2012 - A Grade - Harrison Carter, B Grade - Drew Carter, C Grade - Matt Cowley, D Grade - Donna Scott
2013 - A Grade - Blair Windsor, B Grade - Steve Scott, C Grade – Hamish Burke, D Grade - Tyler Buckley
2014 – A Grade - Dean Windsor, B Grade - Luke Bagley, C grade - Nev Krahe, D grade - Pat Corcoran
2015 - A Grade - Ayden Toovey, B Grade - Greg Burke, C grade - Harrison Jones, D grade - Patty Ryan, E Grade - Chris McEwan
2016 - A Grade - Dean Windsor, B Grade - Stuart Renshaw, C Grade - Dan Kirby, D Grade - Ian McEwen
2017 - A Grade - Craig Hutton, B Grade - Graeme Peadon, C Grade - Nathan Pearce, D Grade - Wayne Powell
2018 - A Grade – Craig Hutton, B Grade - Graeme Peadon, C Grade - Glen Carter, D Grade - Robyn Partridge
2019 - A Grade – Craig Hutton, B Grade – Paul Whitfield, C Grade - Rod Esdaile, D Grade - Gary Baker

Female Winners (TBC)
2011 – Toireasa Gallagher
2012 - Donna Scott
2013 – Hollee Simons
2014 – Donna Scott
2015 - Jodie Martin
2016 - Laura Renshaw
2017 - Brooke Tuynman
2018 – Kalinda Robinson
2019 – Emily Watts


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