Haylee Fuller the standout Dubbo Cycle Club performer at Port Macquarie Junior Tour

ANOTHER ONE: Haylee Fuller was a standout at Port Macquarie on the weekend. Photo: CHRISTINE TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY
ANOTHER ONE: Haylee Fuller was a standout at Port Macquarie on the weekend. Photo: CHRISTINE TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY

A successful weekend at the Port Macquarie Junior Tour, with youngster Haylee Fuller taking out the general classification in the under 17 women’s division.

Fuller won both the time trial and road race stages, taking out top spot in the event, while her young sisters Makayla and Imogen Fuller finished eighth and ninth respectively in the under-13 girls general classification standings.

Danny Barber (second in GC) and Dylan Eather (third in GC) were again at their brilliant best, with Eather chalking up victory in the road race. Barber claiming an important placing in the time trial and a top five placing in the road race to nab second overall.

Emily Hines took out the GC victory in the under 11 girls division, while Zara Fuller took out third in the under-15 women’s general classification with another consistent weekend of top five placings, including third in the road race.

Zac Fuller and Trent and Mitch Hines also took on the Port Macquarie Junior Tour, with Fuller finishing 18th and Trent Hines 17th in the under-15 men’s division.

A small field tackled Round nine of the Dubbo City Toyota Road Racing Series. Limit markers Michael Evans (first) and Luke Beange (second) and took the honours as Craig Lennox (+21 minute handicap), Julia Mannix (+17 minute handicap) and Rod Mildner (+21 minute handicap) rounded out the top five placings.

Darrell Wheeler, Ray Wheeler and Jason Canobie finished sixth, seventh and eighth respectively. Lennox recorded the fastest time for the 30km handicap with 49 minutes, while Mannix was the fastest female with a time of 53 minutes.

Kurt Eather and Simone Grounds took part in Round three of the KOM Financial Advice West Hear Road Race hosted by the Manly Warringah Cycle Club on Sunday. Eather worked tirelessly with his Rauland team mates throughout, while Grounds finished fourth overall in the women’s event but was the top placed rider in her division.

Dubbo Cycle Club will be strongly represented at this weekend’s Keegan Downes Memorial Sundowner Handicap from Coonabarabran to Gunnedah (Saturday) and Gunnedah to Tamworth Graded Scratch Races (Sunday).

The Club have strong hands in Sunday’s Gunnedah to Tamworth Scratch Races, with Kurt Eather racing in division one, Jason Farr and Tim Hines in division two, David Gerrish in division three, Sam Fitzgerald in division four and Sarah Gordon, Heather Ticehurst and Nina Dowling in division five.

The Dubbo City Toyota Road Racing Series continues on June 23 with a 24km handicap on the North Geurie course, while the Junior Road Racing Series takes place this Sunday on the Sheraton Road Course.