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Vale Circuit Racing
« on: July 21, 2019, 07:44:55 AM »
Vale Circuit Racing 21 July 2019

Inspired by the Tour de France the Bathurst Cycling Club held an event on the historic Vale Circuit this weekend with intermediate sprints in each of the 4 grades at the mid-way point of each race.

Dan Googe, Mark Windsor and Graeme Peadon set the pace at the start of A Grade however it was Charlie Gascoyne and Dan Googe that jumped clear on lap 2 ahead of the intermediate sprint. Richard Hobson brought it all back together for Mark Windsor to break clear and take the Sprint from young Orange star Luke Tuckwell with Will Lesh leading out Drew Carter for third.

At this point the A Grade group started focusing on catching the B Grade group who started 5 minutes ahead of them. Both the A and B Grade Bunches come together on the second last lap which started a series of attacks by the A Grades in search of a solo win, however the B Graders, led by Drew Tuckwell, Dave Reece and Brian Draper kept the group together.

On the final lap Richard Hobson broke clear with Dan Googe chasing hard, however this again setup Mark Windsor for the counter attacked and he broke away to take the overall win. Luke Tuckwell lead the bunch home for second infront of Dan Googe Brian Draper Charlie Gascoyne and Richard Hobson.

Before caught by the backmarkers B Grade had their intermediate sprint which was impressively won by top female competitor Kalinda Robinson outsprinting a number of strong performers, including Brian Draper Dave Reece Drew Tuckwell Graham Stait and Rod Esdaile.

Meanwhile promising young riders Cadel Lovett, Xavier Breen and Paddy Crump applied the pressure in C Grade with experienced riders such as Nev Krahe and Pete Wilson, (who are in training for the World Masters in Europe later this year) searching for a way to defeat the young WRAS athletes. Both Cadel Lovett and Xavier Breen showed their speed taking the C Grade Intermediate Sprint; and then again to fast at the end of the race with Cadel defeating Xavier with Nev Krahe third.

Returning from a broken pelvis Rosemary Hastings was impressive in D Grade winning both the Imntermediate sprint and the overall D Grade race defeating Tracey Robinson and Marian Renshaw