UP AND COMING RACES AWAY FROM HOME
Sunday, 4 August 2019 No Club Race 9:30 am 9 Geelong Combine - "The Rocket Assent" Handicap Paraparap
July 7th 2019
The Colac Vets had twenty-three riders for the Ted Taylor Memorial.
Numbers were well down from previous years with only six guest riders competing.
Riders raced in calm conditions over a course that took riders three times over the Alvie hill and finishing up and over Lineen’s hill.
The seven-minute bunch of six riders were down to four riders early in the race.
But that did not hold back their performance with them going on to reel in the 14-minute bunch of six riders with 15Km to go.
The two limit riders were caught with in the next five kilometres.
Heading up over the Alvie hill eight riders remained to contest the Lineen’s Road finish.
Thirty-eight-year-old Hamilton rider Danny Hunt was a clear winner ahead of Colac’s Nick Brown and Heather Hamling.
The second scratch bunch came in two minutes later.
The scratch bunch of five riders were on the attack with 7Km to go with the Warrnambool riders getting a break on the Colac riders.
They came in three minutes behind the winner with Paul Scouller taking fastest time over his brother Glenn.
Result: 55Km Ted Taylor Memorial
1 Paul Scouller (W) Fastest Time
2 Glenn Scouller (W)
3 Grant Oates
4 Andrew Pownceby
5 Tony Luppino
6 Harold Morton (W) 9th
7 Matt Simmonds 10th
8 David Coventry
9 Gavin O’Brien
10 Danny Hunt (H) 1st
11 Nick Brown 2nd
12 Heather Hamling 3rd
13 Steve Hamling 7th
14 Mark Purdie
15 Larry Nocera
16 Chris Kane 4th
17 Bruce Roberts 5th
18 Clive Coomber (W) 6th
19 Rebecca Luppino 8th
20 Gerard Hickey
21 Barry Warren (W)
22 Peter Neal
23 Terry Robinson
June 30th 2019
The Colac Vets had eight riders compete among a field of 25 riders with the Warrnambool club at Terang.
Riders competed over a three lap course with a hill climb two kilometres before the end of each lap.
The six strong scratch bunch hit the lead at the bottom of the hill the last time around.
Colac’s Grant Oates immediately attacked at this point with only Warrnambool’s Glenn Scouller getting across to him.
Oates was forced to continue working to the finish line with Scouller coming over the top of him to take the win.
Colac’s Tony Luppino was fourth with scratch filling the first six places.
This week Colac will host the Ted Taylor Memorial with the Geelong and Warrnambool clubs competing.
Result: 45Km Boydle Memorial at Terang
First: Glenn Scouller (scratch) Warrnambool
Second: Grant Oates (scratch) Colac
Third: Paul Scouller (scratch) Warrnambool
Fourth: Tony Luppino (scratch) Colac
Fifth: John Watkinson (scratch) Warrnambool
Sixth: Wayne Collins (scratch) Warrnambool
Fastest Time: Glenn Scouller (scratch) Warrnambool
Other Colac riders who competed
June 23rd 2019
No Race due to poor weather conditions
June 16th 2019
The Colac Vets had sixteen riders for their monthly medal.
With the back markers getting up last week the handicapper decided to put some bigger gaps between bunches this week.
But half way into the race in the still conditions it looked like none of the bunches would amalgamate.
And so, two of the three riders from the front marker 30-minute limit bunch held on to win by 44 seconds.
Peter Neal beat Terry Robinson to claim his first win since 2012.
A year in which he also had his last monthly medal win.
Peter Theodore led the 16-minute bunch of four riders in to take third place.
David Coventry led in the five riders from the second scratch bunch 58 seconds later.
The four scratchmen were a further 3 minutes back with Tony Luppino leading in Andrew Pownceby, Grant Oates and Gavin O’Brien to take fastest time.
Result: 54Km Monthly Medal
1 Tony Luppino Fastest Time
2 Andrew Pownceby
3 Grant Oates
4 Gavin O’Brien
6 Minutes 30 Seconds
5 David Coventry 8th
6 Heather Hamling 9th
7 Mark Purdie 10th
8 Steve Hamling
9 Nick Brown
10 Peter Theodore 3rd
11 Gerard Hickey 4th
12 Rebecca Luppino 5th
13 Simon Williams 6th
14 Peter Neal 1st
15 Terry Robinson 2nd
16 Murray Matthews 7th
June 10th 2019
The Colac Vets had their club race on the Monday afternoon of the long weekend.
A field of thirteen riders raced in very strong winds.
The scratchmen Tony Luppino and Andrew Pownceby revelled in the tough conditions to take first and second place respectively with second scratch rider David Coventry coming in third place.
Result: 37Km Club Race
1 Tony Luppino 1st & Fastest Time
2 Andrew Pownceby 2nd
3 David Coventry 3rd
4 Heather Hamling 4th
5 Steve Hamling 5th
6 Mark Purdie
7 Barry Warren 6th
8 Rebecca Luppino 7th
9 Simon Williams 8th
10 Gerard Hickey 10th
11 Bruce Roberts
12 Peter Theodore
13 Murray Matthews 9th