BATHURST cyclist Kalinda Robinson has further enhanced her reputation as one of the state’s leading juniors with a third outright placing in the 2017 Hunter Junior Tour.
The annual two-day, three-stage tour is one of the premier road events for juniors in New South Wales, drawing riders from across the state and the ACT.
Robinson competed in the under 15 women’s division and ended up one minute, two seconds down on general classification winner Haylee Fuller from Dubbo.
Her tour began with an eight kilometre time trial, Robinson placing fifth as she averaged over 35km/hr.
The stage two criterium was even better as the Bathurst talent won a four-way sprint to the line to take the honours in a time of 22:59.89.
Robinson also won the final stage 24km road race, which again came down to a sprint finish. She averaged 33km/hr to clock a time of 43:33.87.
Robinson was not the only Bathurst Cycling Club junior to contest the event, with Eliza Bennett placing 10th outright in the under 17 women’s division.
She finished 8:16 down on general classification winner Lauren Robards from the Vikings Cycling Club.
Bennett’s highlight came in the criterium as she sprinted her way into third place. She was sixth in the 10.3km time trial and 10th in the 48km road race.