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July 2017

July 2017

 

July 23rd 2017

 

The Colac Vets had a small field of 12 riders for their club race.

Riders raced in cold and wet conditions.

The field was split into five bunches with lone scratchman Tony Luppino having to give a big three and a half minute start to the next bunch of four riders and 34 minutes out to the two limit riders Des Read and Sue Theodore.

The ten minute bunch trio having a six and a half minute start on the second scratch bunch was enough to hold them off at the finish.

Gavin O’Brien who only started with the Colac Vets in April this year claimed his first win finishing clear of his co markers.

Rebecca Luppino finished in second with Gerard Hickey in third place.

David Coventry led in the second scratch foursome with Tony Luppino coming in 2 minutes 47 seconds behind the winner to take fastest time.

Result: 46Km Club Race

 

Scratch

1 Tony Luppino              9th &Fastest Time

 

3 Minutes 30 Seconds                     

2 David Coventry            5th  

3 Heather Hamling          6th      

4 Steve Hamling              7th 

5 Mark Purdie                  8th  

                       

10 Minutes                                       

6 Gavin O’Brien              1st    

7 Rebecca Luppino          2nd

8 Gerard Hickey               3rd  

     

17 Minutes

9 Len Murfitt                    4th                         

10 Erich Gstrein

 

34 Minutes

11 Des Read                     10th 

12 Sue Theodore             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 16th 2017

The Colac Vets had a field of 17 riders for their club race.

Riders raced in cold and windy conditions.

The field was split into six groups with the scratch duo giving a four-and-a-half-minute start to the next bunch of four riders and 35 minutes out to the two limit riders Des Read and Sue Theodore.

The 7.30-minute bunch of three riders had splintered with the underdone John Lee dropping off early and then Gavin O’Brien losing contact with David Coventry coming over the Alvie hill with 26Km still remaining.

Coventry went on alone to reel in the three front bunches.

Limit rider Des Read was the last to be caught by Coventry with 4km to go.

Heading up and over Lineen’s hill Gerard Hickey, who was the only one to stay with Coventry, dropped away.

David Coventry went on to take his first win and monthly medal since joining the Colac Vets this year.

Gerard Hickey held on for second place 15 seconds later.

Heather Hamling led in the second scratch bunch another 5 seconds later for third place.

The scratch duo finished 39 seconds behind the winner with Tony Luppino leading in Grant Oates to take fastest time.

 

Result: 47Km Monthly Medal

 

Scratch

1 Tony Luppino             6th & Fastest Time

2 Grant Oates                 7th

 

4 Minutes 30 Seconds                

3 Heather Hamling         3rd    

4 Steve Hamling             4th

5 Mark Purdie                 5th  

6 Damian Luppino

                   

7 Minutes 30 Seconds                               

7 David Coventry            1st  

8 Gavin O’Brien               8th  

9 John Lee  

 

11 Minutes

10 Gerard Hickey             2nd                  

11 Jane Clifton                 9th

12 Peter Theodore           10th  

13 Noel Symons       

              

 16 Minutes             

14 Erich Gstrein

15 Jeremy Tatchell

 

35 Minutes

16 Des Read

17 Sue Theodore            

 

 

 

 

 

  

July 9th 2017

 

The Colac Vets had a field of 34 starters for the Ted Taylor Memorial.

Seventeen Colac riders competed with five riders from Warrnambool and twelve riders from Geelong.

Riders raced in cold conditions with strong westerly winds.

The field was split into seven bunches as well as lone limit rider Des Read out on the 40-minute mark.

The field was still evenly spread out at the 23Km mark as the riders came around the Coragulac corner for the first time and headed toward the Alvie hill for the second time.

The four remaining scratchmen then proceeded to pick up the next four bunches by the time they came back to the Coragulac corner 21 km later.

As they crested the Alvie hill for the third time, only Nick Brown from the second scratch bunch was left to stay with the four scratchmen.

With 6km to go these five riders passed the leading riders from the front three bunches.

Heading up and over Lineen’s hill to the finish line the five riders prepared for the sprint.

Geelong’s Nick Brown jumped away first, but was passed by Warrnambool’s Tim Reddick, who just held off Colac’s Tony Luppino by the width of a tyre to take the win and fastest time.

 

55Km Ted Taylor Memorial

 

First: Tim Reddick (scratch) Warrnambool

 

Second: Tony Luppino (scratch) Colac

 

Third: Nick Brown (5.00) Geelong

 

Fourth: Josh McMinn (scratch) Warrnambool

 

Fifth: Grant Oates (scratch) Colac

 

Sixth: Kelvin Dyson (5.00) Geelong

 

Seventh: Gavin Gamble (28.00) Geelong

 

Eighth: Gavin O’Brien (10.00) Colac

 

Ninth: Johnny Parrello (15.00) Geelong

 

Tenth: Rebecca Luppino (10.00) Colac

 

Fastest Time: Tim Reddick (scratch) Warrnambool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 2nd 2017

The Colac Vets had a field of 18 riders for their club race.

Riders raced in cold conditions with clear skies and no wind.

The field was split into six groups with lone limit rider Terry Robinson getting a 24-minute start on the three scratchman and 6 minutes on the four riders behind him.

Robinson was caught by the 18-minute foursome at the 12Km mark and went on to stay with Noel Symons and Bruce Roberts after Erich Gstrein and Ian MacKay had dropped off the pace.

Further back the 14-minute trio had splintered with Gerard Hickey going it alone to finally get across to the three leaders with 7Km remaining.

Meanwhile after losing Darren Allan, the remaining two scratchmen caught the second scratch foursome at the 37Km mark and then the third scratch trio a couple of kilometres later.

Coming in to the factory road finish line, Noel Symons comfortably won the sprint ahead of Gerard Hickey, Bruce Roberts and Terry Robinson to take his first win since October 2015.

Tony Luppino led in the rest of the riders to take fifth place just over a minute later and take fastest time over co marker Grant Oates.

This week the club will host the Ted Taylor Memorial with a 10am start.

Result: 51Km Club Race

 

Scratch

1 Tony Luppino             5th & Fastest Time

2 Grant Oates

3 Darren Allan

 

4 Minutes                

4 Steve Hamling               6th  

5 Heather Hamling           7th

6 Arno van der Schans    

7 Damian Luppino

                     

7 Minutes                               

8 David Coventry             8th

9 Gavin O’Brien               9th  

10 Rebecca Luppino       10th  

 

14 Minutes

11 Gerard Hickey             2nd                  

12 Peter Theodore

13 Tom McBroom        

                

 

 

18 Minutes             

14 Noel Symons               1st

15 Bruce Roberts             3rd  

16 Ian MacKay

17 Erich Gstrein

 

24 Minutes

18 Terry Robinson           4th              

June 2017

June 2017

 

June 25th 2017

The Colac Vets had a small field of 13 riders for the Noel King Memorial.

The riders who normally ride second and third scratch were put together to form a bunch of six on the scratch mark.

They were chasing seven minutes to the next four riders and twenty-nine minutes out to lone limit rider Des Read.

With a fairly strong north westerly wind blowing the scratch riders were able to reel in the rest of the field by the time they had passed the half way mark of the second of the two-lap course.

Only two riders from the seven-minute bunch were able to stay with the scratch riders to the finish.

Coming around the church corner before the finish at the Cororooke hall, with 800 metres to go, Gavin O’Brien attacked.

This caused a split with three riders coming in 100 metres clear of the remaining five riders.

Damian Luppino claimed his second win for the year and his first fastest time since joining the Vets in 2015.

Chris Kane was close behind in second with Gavin O’Brien in third.

The Colac Vets picked up another member with Erich Gstrein making a return.

Result: 46Km Noel King Memorial

 

Scratch                

1 Damian Luppino           1st & Fastest Time

2 Chris Kane                   2nd

3 Gavin O’Brien             3rd

4 Heather Hamling           4th  

5 Steve Hamling               6th

6 Arno van der Schans     7th  

                   

7 Minutes                               

7 Gerard Hickey               5th

8 Len Murfitt                     8th  

9 Tom McBroom

10 Erich Gstrein  

 

15 Minutes

11 Noel Symons              

12 Terry Robinson          

                

29 Minutes             

13 Des Read            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 18th 2017

The Colac Vets had a field of 18 riders for their monthly medal.

The field was split into six groups with lone scratchman Tony Luppino giving a 33 minute start out to the three limit riders.

Terry Robinson was moved out to join the usual two limit riders in Des Read and Sue Theodore.

This trio had a 17 minute start on the next two riders in Noel Symons and Tom McBroom.

In the last couple of kilometres Robinson made a break away from co markers Read and Theodore which proved to be a good move with him holding off Symons in second and McBroom in third place to take his first monthly medal since September 2014.

Peter Theodore then led the next bunch of four riders in after Read and Sue Theodore.

Meanwhile the second and third scratch bunches had combined to form eight riders putting pressure on Tony Luppino to save fastest time.

Chris Kane led this group in two and a half minutes behind the winner.

But it was second scratch rider Heather Hamling who took fastest time honours with Luppino losing the time by just over half a minute to the second scratch bunch.

Result: 52Km Monthly Medal

Scratch                

1 Tony Luppino                      

1 Minute 30 Seconds                                 

2 Heather Hamling       Fastest Time  

3 Mark Purdie                 

4 Damian Luppino

5 Steve Hamling    

4 Minutes

6 Chris Kane                 10th    

7 David Coventry          

8 Rebecca Luppino

9 Gavin O’Brien           

                

8 Minutes             

10 Peter Theodore          6th

11 Jane Clifton               7th

12 Gerard Hickey           8th  

13 Len Murfitt               9th  

16 Minutes

14 Noel Symons             2nd

15 Tom McBroom         3rd

33 Minutes

16 Terry Robinson          1st               

17 Des Read                   4th  

18 Sue Theodore             5th  

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 4th 2017

The Colac Vets had a field of only 14 riders for their club race with riders competing in cold but calm conditions.

Terry Robinson was the sole limit rider having a 20 minute start on sole scratchman Tony Luppino with four bunches in between them.

The 8 minute trio combined well to reel in the next three riders and go on to finish with one and a half minutes to spare over the combined second and third scratch bunches.

Len Murfitt claimed his first win since December 2015 ahead of co marker Gerard Hickey with Bruce Roberts riding off the 15 minute mark in third place.

Ralph Iselt led in the second and third scratch bunches with Tony Luppino coming in 30 seconds later to take fastest time.

There will be no club race this coming long weekend.

Result: 46Km Club Race

 

Scratch                

1 Tony Luppino           Fastest Time   

         

2 Minutes                                 

2 Ralph Iselt                   7th  

3 Mark Purdie               8th  

4 Arno van der Schans   10th  

5 Steve Hamling 

   

4 Minutes

6 Heather Hamling         9th    

7 David Coventry          

8 Rebecca Luppino            

                

8 Minutes

9 Len Murfitt                  1st

10 Gerard Hickey           2nd               

11 Peter Theodore          4th

 

15 Minutes

12 Bruce Roberts           3rd  

13 Peter Neal                 6th 

 

20 Minutes

14 Terry Robinson          5th            

  

            

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