March 25th 2018
The Colac Vets had a field of fifteen riders for their monthly medal.
The field was split into six groups and raced the shorter medal course due to the strong westerly winds.
The scratch duo combined well in the tough conditions and had reeled it the four second scratchmen, which had splintered after just 10Km, coming through Alvie before the half way mark.
These remaining five riders then caught the two riders from the third scratch mark and Bruce Roberts as well.
Four riders had already had enough of the conditions and had turned back to the hall.
Turning left into Melrose Rd at Warrion for the second time, riders were belted with torrential rain for about two kilometres.
Turning left at the end of Melrose Rd six riders remained to reel in and pass the three limit riders just before the Alvie school corner.
Heading up Lineen’s hill with a strong tailwind, Grant Oates broke away to finish a clear winner with Gavin O’Brien coming in a clear second.
Tony Prytz led the remaining four riders in to take third place.
There will be no club race over the Easter break.
Result: 47Km Monthly Medal
1 Grant Oates 1st & Fastest Time
2 Gavin O’Brien 2nd
3 Larry Nocera 4th
4 Arno van der Schans 5th
5 Ralph Iselt 6th
6 Steve Hamling
7 Tony Prytz 3rd
8 Heather Hamling 7th
9 Gerard Hickey
10 Peter Theodore
11 Bruce Roberts 8th
12 Paul Allen
13 Peter Neal 9th
14 Des Read 10th
15 Terry Robinson
March 4th 2018
The Colac Vets had a field of fifteen riders for their club race.
The field was split into six small groups.
The scratch duo gave a 23 minute start out to the three limit riders.
Gary Legg and Bruce Roberts riding off the second limit 17-minute mark caught the three limit riders and went on to take first and second place respectively with Terry Robinson taking third place.
Scratch went on to reel in the next three bunches and come in one minute and 39 seconds behind the winner with Tony Luppino taking fastest time over co marker Jake Morgan.
There will be no club race this coming long weekend.
Result: 47Km Club Race
1 Tony Luppino 5th & Fastest Time
2 Jake Morgan 10th
2 Minutes 30 Seconds
3 Gavin O’Brien 7th
4 Andrew Pownceby 9th
5 Steve Hamling
4 Minutes 30 Seconds
6 Larry Nocera 6th
7 Tony Prytz 8th
8 Heather Hamling
9 John Lee
10 Gerard Hickey
11 Gary Legg 1st
12 Bruce Roberts 2nd
13 Terry Robinson 3rd
14 Des Read 4th
15 Murry Matthews