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

 

Scratch                       

1 Paul Scouller (W)      Fastest Time

2 Glenn Scouller (W)  

3 Grant Oates

4 Andrew Pownceby

5 Tony Luppino

 

4 Minutes

6 Harold Morton (W)    9th 

7 Matt Simmonds         10th 

8 David Coventry         

9 Gavin O’Brien

 

7 Minutes

10 Danny Hunt (H)       1st 

11 Nick Brown              2nd 

12 Heather Hamling     3rd

13 Steve Hamling           7th

14 Mark Purdie

15 Larry Nocera

 

14 Minutes

16 Chris Kane                 4th     

17 Bruce Roberts            5th 

18 Clive Coomber (W)    6th  

19 Rebecca Luppino        8th  

20 Gerard Hickey

21 Barry Warren (W)

 

28 Minutes

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

Gavin O’Brien

Matt Simmonds

Chris Kane

Rebecca Luppino

Gerard Hickey

Bruce Roberts

 

 

 

 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

 

Scratch                       

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

 

16 Minutes

10 Peter Theodore        3rd           

11 Gerard Hickey           4th           

12 Rebecca Luppino       5th 

13 Simon Williams         6th 

 

30 Minutes

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

 

Scratch                       

1 Tony Luppino             1st & Fastest Time

2 Andrew Pownceby     2nd  

 

3 Minutes

3 David Coventry          3rd            

4 Heather Hamling         4th  

5 Steve Hamling             5th    

6 Mark Purdie

 

10 Minutes

7 Barry Warren               6th                  

8 Rebecca Luppino         7th 

9 Simon Williams           8th 

10 Gerard Hickey           10th  

11 Bruce Roberts

12 Peter Theodore

 

24 Minutes

13 Murray Matthews       9th