March 17th 2019
The Colac Vets had a field of seventeen riders competing in perfect sunny conditions for their club race.
The four bunch field set out from Beeac through Warrion, Alvie and past Cororooke then back over the Alvie hill and returning back the same way.
With six kilometres to go the two front bunches had combined as well as the two back bunches.
With three kilometres remaining the race turned out to be a battle between the front half of the field and the back half with either group set to prevail.
In a close finish the back markers won out by catching the leaders in the final few hundred metres.
Tony Luppino claimed his second win for the year over co-markers Gavin O’Brien, Larry Nocera and Andrew Pownceby.
This week racing will resume at a 9.30 am start.
Result: 46Km Club Race
1 Tony Luppino 1st & Fastest Time
2 Gavin O’Brien 2nd
3 Larry Nocera 3rd
4 Andrew Pownceby 4th
4 Minutes 30 Seconds
5 Heather Hamling 5th
6 Arno van der Schans 6th
7 David Coventry 8th
8 Damian Luppino 9th
9 Glenn Paton
11 Minutes 30 Seconds
10 Chris Kane 7th
11 Bruce Roberts 10th
12 Peter Theodore
13 Gerard Hickey
14 Gary Legg
20 Minutes 30 Seconds
15 Peter Neal
16 Terry Robinson
17 Murray Matthews
March 11th 2019
The Colac Vets had a field of fifteen riders for their club race which was held on the Monday of the long weekend.
It was decided to run scratch races split into four grades.
In A Grade Tony Luppino and Gavin O’Brien broke away going up Lineen’s hill the second time over the two lap course with Luppino taking the win.
In B Grade the riders stayed together until the end with David Coventry winning the sprint for first.
In C Grade the riders also remained together with Glenn Paton taking the win.
In D Grade Gary Legg finished ahead of Bruce Roberts to take the win.
This week racing will start at Beeac with a 9am start on Sunday.
Result: A Grade 46Km Scratch Race
Tony Luppino 1st
Gavin O’Brien 2nd
Larry Nocera 3rd
Damian Luppino 4th
Result: B Grade 46Km Scratch Race
David Coventry 1st
Heather Hamling 2nd
Arno van der Schans 3rd
Steve Hamling 4th
Result: C Grade 46Km Scratch Race
Glenn Paton 1st
Chris Kane 2nd
Rebecca Luppino 3rd
Gerard Hickey 4th
Result D Grade 40Km Scratch Race
Gary Legg 1st
Bruce Roberts 2nd
Terry Robinson 3rd