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  


9 Minutes        

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


17 Minutes

16 Peter Neal

17 Allan Green


30 Minutes

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

David Coventry


Result: B Grade 46Km Scratch Race

Paul Millar             1st  

Paul Allen             2nd

Len Murfitt           3rd  

Tom McBroom

Ben Culton

Peter Theodore

Gerard Hickey

Alan Green


Result: C Grade 37Km Scratch Race

Terry Robinson       1st

Murray Matthews   2nd  

Des Read                 3rd

Peter Neal