Oct 22nd 2017
The Colac Vets had a field of fifteen riders split into five groups for their club race.
Lone limit rider Bernadette Rowbottom went one place better from last week to take the win riding off the 30-minute mark.
Rowbottom finished 53 seconds ahead of the four riders from the 13-minute bunch.
Gerard Hickey led this group in to take second ahead of Peter Theodore in third place.
The 5-minute foursome were a few minutes further back with Arno van der Schans leading in this bunch.
The scratch duo caught the second scratch 3-minute trio to come in another 2 minutes back with David Lunn leading in Grant Oates to take fastest time.
There will be no club race this week with Geelong hosting their open at Paraparap.
Result: 46Km Club Race
1 David Lunn 10th & Fastest Time
2 Grant Oates
3 Heather Hamling
4 Steve Hamling
5 Damian Luppino
6 Arno van der Schans 6th
7 Gavin O’Brien 7th
8 Larry Nocera 8th
9 Mark Purdie 9th
10 Gerard Hickey 2nd
11 Peter Theodore 3rd
12 Gary Legg 4th
13 Len Murfitt 5th
14 Bruce Roberts
15 Bernadette Rowbottom 1st
Oct 15th 2017
The Colac Vets had a choice of two races over the weekend.
On Saturday six Colac members were among a field of 102 riders competing in the Camperdown to Warrnambool 70Km Veterans race.
Two riders from the front limit bunch held off the rest of the field.
Colac’s David Coventry riding off the 11-minute mark, which was bunch five, led a big group of riders in next to take third place and also was the first rider in his bunch.
In Sunday’s race a field of eighteen riders tuned up, including three who had raced the day before, as well as Simon Redford, who made a return having last raced with the Vets five years ago.
Riders raced in mild conditions with a little bit of wind.
The two limit riders had a huge 25-minute head start on the next bunch of four riders, which proved to be too much in the good conditions, with them going on to finish with four and half minutes to spare.
Des Read claimed his second win for the year ahead of Bernadette Rowbottom.
Meanwhile the next four bunches had a close finish.
The 3.30-minute trio had caught the 6.30-minute trio which then caught the 11-minute foursome in the last few hundred metres of the race.
These three bunches just held off the five riders from the 1.30-minute bunch as they crossed the finish line.
Larry Nocera won the bunch sprint to fill third place.
Tony Luppino had another tough day riding solo off the scratch mark and will be looking forward to getting some co-markers back in the coming weeks.
Ralph Iselt took fastest time from the second scratch mark.
Result: 52Km Monthly Medal
1 Tony Luppino
1 Minute 30 Seconds
2 Ralph Iselt Fastest Time
3 Gavin O’Brien
4 Damian Luppino
5 Heather Hamling
6 Steve Hamling
3 Minutes 30 Seconds
7 Arno van der Schans 4th
8 Simon Redford 7th
9 Tony Prytz 8th
6 Minutes 30 Seconds
10 Larry Nocera 3rd
11 Rebecca Luppino 6th
12 Peter Theodore
13 Paul Millar 5th
14 Gerard Hickey 9th
15 Bruce Roberts 10th
16 Gary Legg
17 Des Read 1st
18 Bernadette Rowbottom 2nd
Oct 8th 2017
The Colac Vets had a field of seventeen riders for their club race.
Riders competed in warm conditions with strong winds.
The club has picked up three new riders in the last two weeks who have all previously raced with the Vets before.
With Bernadette Rowbottom and Tony Prytz last competing over five years ago and Larry Nocera having a short stint racing over ten years ago.
The field was split in to six groups with lone scratchman Tony Luppino having to chase a 2-minute gap to a bunch of five riders and 32 minutes out to the two limit riders.
Three of the second scratch bunch riders must have forced the pace having lost their other two co-markers along the way as well as taking time from scratchman Tony Luppino.
Meanwhile the 9-minute bunch had caught the 14-minute bunch, which then caught the limit riders with just 3km to go.
They were then caught in the home straight by the remaining second and third scratch riders a few hundred metres from the finish.
But 9-minute rider Peter Theodore up staged the second and third scratch riders to take his fourth win for the year.
David Coventry was second also taking fastest time with Gavin O’Brien in third place.
Result: 46Km Club Race
1 Tony Luppino
2 David Coventry 2nd & Fastest time
3 Heather Hamling 6th
4 Steve Hamling 8th
5 Damian Luppino
6 Arno van der Schans
7 Gavin O’Brien 3rd
8 Rebecca Luppino
9 Larry Nocera
10 Peter Theodore 1st
11 Gerard Hickey 5th
12 Tony Prytz 7th
13 Bruce Roberts 4th
14 Paul Millar
15 Tom McBroom
16 Des Read 9th
17 Bernadette Rowbottom 10th
Oct 1st 2017
The Colac Vets had a field of 45 riders for one of their feature races of the year, the Red Rock Classic.
Riders were competing to finish in the first three places in each of the six groups as well as finishing first overall to have their name put on the Red Rock trophy.
Riders raced with drizzling rain and moderate winds over the four-lap course.
The 17-minute bunch reeled in the front markers and went on to finish up the climb to Red Rock with the combined 8 and 11-minute bunches bearing down on them.
Two riders fought out the finish with Warrnambool’s Peter Fitzgerald holding off Geelong’s Darren Williams to take the win with Warrnambool’s Geoff McLaren back in third place.
Gerard Hickey, Peter Theodore and Bruce Roberts were Colac’s best place finishers coming in sixth, seventh and ninth place respectively.
Colac’s Grant Oates easily beat his co scratchmen up the 1Km climb to the top of Red Rock to take fastest time.
Result: 54Km Red Rock Classic
First: Peter Fitzgerald (17.00) Warrnambool
Second: Darren Williams (17.00) Geelong
Third: Geoff McLaren (17.00) Warrnambool
Fourth: Vic Mason (17.00) Geelong
Fifth: Natasha Cross (17.00) Warrnambool
Sixth: Gerard Hickey (17.00) Colac
Seventh: Peter Theodore (17.00) Colac
Eighth: Brent Rantall (8.00) Warrnambool
Ninth: Bruce Roberts (25.00) Colac
Tenth: Brett Worrall (11.00) Warrnambool
Fastest Time: Grant Oates (scratch) Colac
|RED ROCK CLASSIC|
|1ST OCTOBER 2017|
|COLAC & GEELONG & WARRNAMBOOL|
|53.6KM 4 LAP CIRCUIT|
|SCRATCH 10.30am||40 MINUTES||17 MINUTES 10.13am||23 MINUTES|
|1ST||1||GRANT OATES||C||29TH & F/T||1ST||35||PETER FITZGERALD||W||1ST|
|2ND||2||ANDREW GOODWIN||G||32ND||2ND||36||DARREN WILLIAMS||G||2ND|
|3RD||3||TONY MIRABELLA||EUR||33RD||3RD||37||GEOFF McLAREN||W||3RD|
|4||ROBBIE SOUTHERN||G||34TH||38||VIC MASON||G||4TH|
|5||DAVID NEWETT||G||36TH||39||NATASHA CROSS||W||5TH|
|6||TIM BENNETT||G||38TH||40||GERARD HICKEY||C||6TH|
|7||TONY LUPPINO||C||DNS||41||PETER THEODORE||C||7TH|
|5 MINUTES 10.25am||35 MINUTES|
|2ND||9||NICK BROWN||G||24TH||25 MINUTES 10.05am||15 MINUTES|
|11||CRAIG TAYLOR||W||28TH||1ST||44||BRUCE ROBERTS||C||9TH|
|12||PAUL RETTKE||G||30TH||2ND||45||JENNY DENOUDEN||G||41ST|
|13||ANDREW POWNCEBY||C||31ST||46||ROSS WEST||G||43RD|
|8 MINUTES 10.22am||32 MINUTES|
|1ST||14||BRENT RANTALL||W||8TH||40 MINUTES 9.50am||LIMIT|
|3RD||16||DAMIAN LUPPINO||C||13TH||3RD||48||DES READ||C||42ND|
|20||KANE AIREY||G||25TH||WINNERS TIME 1:59:55|
|21||ARNO van der SCHANS||C||37TH||NETT 1:36:55|
|22||LEIGH McCARTHY||W||40TH||AVE SPEED 33.18KM/H|
|SCRATCH TIME 2:04:15|
|11 MINUTES 10.19am||29 MINUTES||AVE SPEED 38.17KM/H|