Cycling

Dubbo cyclist Kurt Eather has been named in the New South Wales under-19 squad. Photo: CONTRIBUTED
Dubbo cyclist Kurt Eather has been named in the New South Wales under-19 squad. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

STAR Dubbo cyclist Kurt Eather has been named in the New South Wales under-19 squad to contest the Cycling Australia Elite and under-19 Track National Championships at the newly constructed Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane in early February.

Eather has been sidelined from racing since late November after breaking his wrist in a crash during the White Bay Criterium on Sydney Harbour, however the injury hasn’t stopped the talented rider from training.

The gifted Dubbo rider will join a gun NSW squad to take on the nation’s best and includes Ash Ankundinoff, Kaarle McCulloch, Tom Cornish, Nick Yallouris and Harry Carter.

The Cycling Australia Elite and under-19 Track National Championships will run from February 1st to 4th.

DUBBO Cycle Club held the third leg of its Club Championships on Tuesday night, with riders in the under-9, 11, 13, 15, 17 and senior grades contesting the scratch race.

Emily Hines (under-11), Isabelle Russell (under-13), Brodie Wheeler (under-15), Danny Barber (under-17), Helen Hines (D-grade), Jen Raines (C-grade), Sam Fitzgerald (B-grade) and Kurt Eather (A-grade) were the winners of their respective grades in the club championship events.

In the Dubbo City Toyota Track Racing Series, the Junior Development races were shared between Cooper Farr, Ellie Reynen and Noah Sasse (two wins), while Joe O’Brien clean swept the junior division two events as Izzy Russell, Emily Hines and Georgia Farr were the junior division one winners.

Sarah Granger, Julie Farr and Regina Hines were the winners of the D-grade races, as Gary Barber, Craig Granger and Trent Hines scored in C-grade.

Simone Grounds, Haylee Fuller and Sam Fitzgerald took out the B-grade races, with Danny Barber and Kurt Eather (two wins) scoring in the A-grade events.

The Dubbo City Toyota Track Racing Series continues next Tuesday evening from 6.30pm and will include the first round of the Wheelrace series of the new year, which is sponsored by Betta Frame and Truss.

Dubbo Cycle Club’s next event is January 30.