Kurt Eather after winning gold at the National Track Championships in Brisbane earlier this year.

Former Gunnedah cyclist Kurt Eather has secured podium places at top level events in Australia and abroad.

Now living on the Central Coast, Kurt is the eldest grandson of Ray and Joy Darcey along with Sue Eather all of Gunnedah. He is also the eldest son of Vaughn and Janette Eather.

Kurt recently won gold at the elimination race at the national cycling event in Brisbane, before placing third in the elimination race at the Japan Track Cycling Cup Izu earlier this month.

Brother Dylan has also been competing at domestic and international cycling events but unfortunately is battling a few health issues of late.The Eather brothers are members of Ccache x Parkup, a UCI Continental track and road cycling team – Ccache has recently registered for international events.

It has been a busy time for Kurt with racing in Tasmania just after Christmas where he had success.

Then in January, he travelled to New Zealand to join 90 riders for road racing where his highest results over the five stages saw him place 5th in stage two and finish in 28th place overall.

In early February, both Dylan and Kurt returned to New Zealand with Kurt finishing 4th and Dylan 12th in the Omnium event – a multiple race event in track cycling.

Kurt was the first Aussie home in the 160-lap points race, finishing 9th behind eight New Zealand riders.

In March, the National Track Championships were held in Brisbane, where Kurt finished with a gold medal and Australian title in the elite men’s elimination race.

The boys then headed to Bendigo where Kurt and team-mate James Moriarty finished 5th in the Madison – a relay race event.

Kurt also finished 2nd in the invitational Kieran – another type of cycling event.

Kurt travelled to Japan for the Japan Cup earlier this month along with several Ccache team members.

Kurt’s results included a ninth place in the elimination; fourth place in the Madison alongside team-mate Graeme Frislie; and 10th in the scratch race won by his team-mate Connor Leahy.

Kurt finished third in the elimination behind two Japanese riders.Kurt went better again last weekend in Japan and won the Madison alongside Graeme Frislie on Saturday, and competed in the Omnium on Sunday over four races with the result being Graeme first and Kurt second.

Kurt flew out to Belgium earlier this week where he will ride and train for the next three months.

Kurt is expected to return home to Australia in August.

Ccache team members and former Gunnedah youngsters Dylan and Kurt Eather with mum Jeanette.

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