March 31st 2019
The Colac Vets had a field of thirteen riders for their club race.
Riders raced in reasonably strong westerly winds and copped a of shower of rain toward the end of the race.
The four scratchmen caught the second scratch trio just before the halfway mark.
The 13 minute foursome had also caught the two front markers.
Coming around the second last corner with three and a half kilometres to go the back markers saw the leaders for the first time.
In another close finish, which has seen scratch catch the leaders in the final few hundred metres in three out of the six races so far, Gavin O’Brien powered to the line to easily take the win in the tough head wind finish.
Larry Nocera was second with Heather Hamling putting in a good finish for third place.
There will be no club race this week with the Eureka club holding their open race.
Result: 49Km Club Race
1 Gavin O’Brien 1st & Fastest Time
2 Larry Nocera 2nd
3 Nick Brown 4th
4 David Coventry 8th
5 Heather Hamling 3rd
6 Ralph Iselt 5th
7 Steve Hamling 7th
8 Bruce Roberts 6th
9 Gary Legg 9th
10 Gerard Hickey 10th
11 Paul Allen
12 Terry Robinson
13 Des Read
The Colac Vets had a field of nineteen riders for their monthly medal.
The six bunch field competed over another new course finishing over the Alvie hill and down the other side with the finish line at the Alvie football ground.
The second scratch riders were split to form two bunches of four riders each.
The first four riders, which was now third scratch, caught the three riders off the 13 minute mark with 15km to go and then caught the three riders from the 17 minute mark with 10Km to go.
Heading up Lineen’s hill with 6Km to go the two front markers were caught.
Going up Alvie hill the second scratch foursome were closing in.
But the third scratch riders just had enough to spare with David Coventry claiming his second monthly medal ahead of Heather Hamling and Ralph Iselt.
Larry Nocera led the second scratch riders in and missed winning by five lengths.
The scratch trio came in just over two minutes behind the winner with Tony Luppino taking fastest time over co-markers Gavin O’Brien and Grant Oates.
Result: 51Km Monthly Medal
1 Tony Luppino Fastest Time
2 Gavin O’Brien
3 Grant Oates
4 Larry Nocera 4th
5 Nick Brown 5th
6 Damian Luppino 8th
7 Arno van der Schans 9th
8 David Coventry 1st
9 Heather Hamling 2nd
10 Ralph Iselt 3rd
11 Steve Hamling 7th
12 Chris Kane 6th
13 John Lee 10th
14 Peter Theodore
15 Gerard Hickey
16 Gary Legg
17 Paul Allen
18 Terry Robinson
19 Peter Neal
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