Feb 19th 2016
The Colac Vets had a field of eighteen riders split into six bunches for their first handicap race for the year, the monthly medal.
Riders raced in wintry conditions copping a heavy shower of rain in the second half of the race.
The two middle marker bunches off the 9.00 and 11.30 minute marks comprised over half the field with five riders each.
The 11.30 minute bunch had the 9.00 minute bunches measure going into the second of two laps.
Meanwhile the two scratchmen were combining well and had caught the three second scratch riders after the half way mark and received turns of pace from the trio.
Heading along Lake Corangamite the 11.30 bunch was surprised to be caught by the five back markers and co with 3Km to go.
Coming around the bend before the start of the climb up Lineen’s hill, Grant Oates launched an attack.
By the time they neared the top, only Tony and Damian Luppino had bridged the gap back to Grant Oates.
As they crested the top Damian lost contact with Tony and Grant who went on to take first and second place respectively with Damian hanging on for third.
Last week eight Colac riders were among a field of some 60 riders competing in Warrnambool’s open race at Dixie.
Nick Brown was Colac’s best placed finisher coming in sixth place.
This week there will be no club race with the Eureka club holding their open race at Learmonth.
Result: 52Km Monthly Medal
1 Tony Luppino 1st & Fastest Time
2 Grant Oates 2nd
4 Minutes 30 Seconds
3 Heather Hamling 4th
4 Steve Hamling 5th
5 Darren Allan 8th
6 Damian Luppino 3rd
7 Rebecca Luppino 6th
8 Chris Kane 7th
9 Gerard Hickey
10 Tom Mc Broom
11 Minutes 30 Seconds
11 Jane Clifton 9th
12 Paul Millar 10th
13 Paul Allen
14 Len Murfitt
15 Peter Theodore
16 Peter Neal
17 Allan Green
18 Des Read
February 5th 2016
The Colac Vets had a field of sixteen riders for their first race of the year.
Riders competed in graded scratch races in warm conditions with north westerly winds.
The club welcomed new rider David Coventry who was having his first race with the Colac Vets.
There will be no club race this week with Warrnambool hosting their open race.
Result: A Grade 46Km Scratch Race
Ralph Iselt 1st
Heather Hamling 2nd
Steve Hamling 3rd
Result: B Grade 46Km Scratch Race
Paul Millar 1st
Paul Allen 2nd
Len Murfitt 3rd
Result: C Grade 37Km Scratch Race
Terry Robinson 1st
Murray Matthews 2nd
Des Read 3rd