April 2019


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


13 Minutes

9 Chris Kane                 5th

10 Bruce Roberts         9th  

11 Gerard Hickey        10th  

12 Gary Legg

13 Peter Theodore

14 Rebecca Luppino


26 Minutes

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 Minutes

3 Larry Nocera

4 Nick Brown

5 David Coventry

6 Darren Allan


5 Minutes

7 Damian Luppino     6th

8 Heather Hamling     7th

9 Steve Hamling        8th  

10 Ralph Iselt


12 Minutes

11 Chris Kane            9th

12 Glenn Paton

13 Bruce Roberts


16 Minutes

14 Gerard Hickey     1st

15 Gary Legg             2nd

16 Paul Allen             3rd


24 Minutes

17 Peter Neal             4th

18 Terry Robinson     5th