April 28th 2019
The Colac Vets had a field of fifteen riders for their monthly medal.
Riders raced in wintry conditions with strong south westerly winds.
The 13.00 minute bunch of six riders caught lone limit rider Terry Robinson early into the second of the two lap course.
Five of the remaining riders were ten caught by and left behind by the four remaining second scratch riders on Lineen’s hill with about six kilometres to go.
Only Chris Kane was able to get back across to the four second scratch riders.
Riders then had to climb Alvie hill before turning into Red Rock Reserve Road and finish off with a 400 metre sprint up hill to the toilet block finish line.
Heather Hamling showed why she is one of the best female veteran riders going around by putting in a commanding finish in the tough conditions to claim the win.
Nick Brown finished well for second having done a 77Km race just three days earlier.
Steve Hamling put in a strong race throughout to finish third.
The scratch trio came in one minute thirty seconds later with Tony Luppino taking fastest time over Gavin O’Brien, who also did the 77Km race, and Simon Redford.
The three scratchmen had also all raced the day before.
There will be no club race this week with the Warrnambool club holding their open race.
Result: 51Km Monthly Medal
1 Tony Luppino 6th & Fastest Time
2 Gavin O’Brien 7th
3 Simon Redford 8th
4 Minutes 30 Seconds
4 Heather Hamling 1st
5 Nick Brown 2nd
6 Steve Hamling 3rd
7 Larry Nocera 4th
8 Darren Allan
9 Chris Kane 5th
10 Bruce Roberts 9th
11 Gerard Hickey 10th
12 Gary Legg
13 Peter Theodore
14 Rebecca Luppino
15 Terry Robinson
April 14th 2019
The Colac Vets had a field of eighteen riders for their club race.
Riders raced in warm conditions with strong easterly winds.
The 16.00 minute trio combined well with Gerard Hickey leading the charge to reel in the two front markers with 5Km to go.
Hickey comfortably won the sprint in the Factory Road finish ahead of co markers Gary Legg and Paul Allen.
The third scratch riders had caught the 12.00 minute riders and came in two and a half minutes behind the winner with Damian Luppino leading this group in.
The two scratch riders had caught and left behind the second scratch riders to come in a few seconds further back with Tony Luppino taking fastest time over Gavin O’Brien.
There will be no club race over the Easter break.
Result: 46Km Club Race
1 Tony Luppino 10th & Fastest Time
2 Gavin O’Brien
3 Larry Nocera
4 Nick Brown
5 David Coventry
6 Darren Allan
7 Damian Luppino 6th
8 Heather Hamling 7th
9 Steve Hamling 8th
10 Ralph Iselt
11 Chris Kane 9th
12 Glenn Paton
13 Bruce Roberts
14 Gerard Hickey 1st
15 Gary Legg 2nd
16 Paul Allen 3rd
17 Peter Neal 4th
18 Terry Robinson 5th