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Round 6 Renshaws Pedal Project Road Series - 40km Rockley Loop + 24km E grade enticer
Saturday, May 15, 2021

Round 6 of the Renshaws Pedal Project Road Series was held on the Classic Bathurst Road Course around Rockley Mount, using the infamous climb used many times in the Blayney to Bathurst event. The cold windy conditions adding to the hilly course to make it a demanding day.

A Grade:
Local Riders and Officials were excited to have top riders Will Hodges and Thomas Bolton racing after their recent NRS events. Also returning to local racing was the promising Luke Tuckwell after a recent fall setting the scene for an exciting race in A Grade. As expected Will Hodges and Tom Bolton dominated taking the top two placing, Hodges very impressive riding away from the field on the climb for a big solo victory. Bolton crossing the line in front of Nic Barrett in third place who continues to rise through the local cycling rankings. Jack Cannon next to finish in front of Cadel Lovett and Mark Windsor.

B Grade
Will Lesh applied the pressure on the Rockley climb in B Grade with 4 riders (Reece Bland Rayner & Bennett) chasing him down to form a group of 5 riders to sprint it out for the win. Former A Grade champs Bradley Rayner and Steve Bennett taking first and second with young Orange star Xavier Bland finishing third in front of David Reece and Will Lesh. Tony Shaw next to finish with Drew Tuckwell defeating Oscar Hanson and Patrick Crump in the sprint for 7th.

C Grade
C Grade broke right-up on Rockley Mount when Phil Stapleton attacked and time trialled away for an impressive win.
Robert Stephen   finishing second with a gap back to Cameron Crump third. Ebony Robinson and Rod Esdaile rounding out the top 5.

D Grade
It was a similar story in D Grade with Kevin Bell making his winning move on the Rockley Climb and Gary Theiss chasing him to take second place. David Hyland was third with Peter Hickey close behind followed in by Cathy Adams and Rosemary Hastings. Kristy Crump won the E Grade event from Lachlan Crump and Robyn Partridge

RESULTS Round 6 Renshaws Pedal Project Road Series
A Grade - 1Will Hodges 2Tom Bolton 3Nic Barrett
B Grade - 1Bradley Rayner 2Steve Bennett 3Xavier Bland
C Grade - 1Phil Stapleton 2Robert Stephen 3Cameron Crump
D Grade - 1Kevin Bell 2Gary Theiss 3David Hyland
E Grade – 1Kristy Crump 2Lachlan Crump 3Robyn Partridge