October 6th 2019
The Colac Vets had 34 riders compete in the Red Rock Classic.
Riders battled strong westerly winds over a four lap course going five times over the Alvie hill and then finishing with a one kilometre climb to the top of red rock.
Four riders from the second scratch bunch combined well to ride through the field and kept well clear of the four scratchmen.
Geelong’s Nigel Pearson made his move with 500 metres of the climb to go and held off his four co markers to take the win.
Geelong’s Steve Douglas was second with Colac’s Gavin O’Brien in third and Geelong’s Kane Airey in fourth place.
Colac’s Tony Luppino led the scratchmen in some three minutes later to take fastest time.
There will be no club race this week with Colac being invited to race with Geelong.
Result: 54Km Red Rock Classic
First: Nigel Pearson (4.00) Geelong
Second: Steve Douglas (4.00) Geelong
Third: Gavin O’Brien (4.00) Colac
Fourth: Kane Airey (4.00) Geelong
Fifth: Daryl Suter (7.30) Geelong
Sixth: Tony Luppino (scratch) Colac
Seventh: Andrew Goodwin (scratch) Geelong
Eighth: Grant Oates (scratch) Colac
Ninth: Andrew Pownceby (scratch) Colac
Tenth: Heather Hamling (9.00) Colac
Fastest Time: Tony Luppino (scratch) Colac