Windsor strong in tough conditions to take out time trial event

THE Bathurst Track Open might have stolen the spotlight when it comes to recent cycling events in the city but club road riding has still been going strong in that time.

Bathurst Cycling Club recently contested an ‘Against the Clock’ event over four grades.

AGAINST THE CLOCK: Stuart Renshaw (third), Mark Windsor (first), Steve Jackson (second), Darren Fenton (fifth) and Ian Glen (fourth).

AGAINST THE CLOCK: Stuart Renshaw (third), Mark Windsor (first), Steve Jackson (second), Darren Fenton (fifth) and Ian Glen (fourth).

The race normally uses the long individual time trial course but this year it was scaled down to a short version. Despite the change it still included a solid climb and was made even tougher thanks to windy conditions.

Back on the bike after racing the World Championships in France, Mark Windsor was the fastest overall as he defeated another rider returning from the international event, Steve Jackson.

Stuart Renshaw was strong in the tough conditions as he finished third overall.

Windsor was the day’s A grade champion with a time of 39 minutes and six seconds. Jackson (42:06) was the B Grade winner ahead of Renshaw, Ian Glen, Brian Draper and Lithgow’s Glen Partridge.

Darren Fenton had a good day winning C Grade in a time of 45:20. Fenton held off a challenge from Phillip Stapleton, while Brett Dinger defeated Chris McEwen in the battle for third.

David Hyland (57:08) had a great battle with Cathy Adams in the D Grade race as he took the spoils by less than one second.

The Cycling Club have announced their annual general meeting will be November 27 at the Bathurst Bike Park clubhouse.

Track racing action is set to continue for the club’s juniors when the Central Coast Cycling Club host their Junior Track Open on November 18.