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MarkW

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2018 Australian Road Nationals
« on: January 07, 2018, 11:06:58 AM »
Cycling Australia Road Nationals
EMILY Watts’s bronze medal in the U19 Womens Criterium and Emilie Miller's victory in the Women’s Hand Cycle have been real high points for the local riders at this year’s Australia Road Nationals but the results were good right across the board with a new crop of local talent graduating to Australian Cycling biggest one-day cycling Promotion.

Of Course, Craig Hutton remains from the older generation when the Bathurst Club was a major player in the Ballarat Championships. Both Mark Renshaw and Dean Windsor winning silver medals in the open Men Professional Championships and Toireasa Gallagher a Bronze in the Open Women Pro Title. The ever-reliable Craig Hutton is a consistent performer at the top level and finished 2018 with an excellent top 20 finish in the Men Criterium Championships which he backed up with a good ride in the Road Race where he survived the big surge on Lap 9 to race into the business end of the race, but lost contact with a large group on lap 12.

Emilie Miller is a real inspiration and her victory in the Women’s WH1 Hand Cycle is another major step in his amazing athlete’s career.

It was the first time the Under 19’s National Road Champs were contested at the big Ballarat Nationals promotion, and the Bathurst Club was very excited with the performances of Emily Watts and Harry Bryant. Watts in the medals with a super ride in the crit were she attacked the field before being joined by eventually winner Sarah Gigante. Meanwhile Bryant put in a top performance in the Under 19 men Crit were he finished 12th behind former B2B short course winner Stephen Cuff. In the Time Trial Emily Watts was 12th and Harry Bryant was 17th while Watts finished 5th in the road race over 3 minute in front of the main bunch.

Another young Bathurst rider who continues to impress is Josh Corcoran who finished 15th to regular Bathurst visitor Cameron Scott and B2B winner Dylan Sunderland in the Under 23 criterium. Saddly Western Division Champ Will Hodges didn’t start in his Ballarat events.
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