July 22nd 2018
The Colac Vets had another small field for their club race with only ten riders turning up for the monthly medal.
Conditions were a little bit warmer by the start time than the previous few weeks but riders had reasonably strong northerly winds to contend with.
The second scratch bunch had four riders and Tony Luppino the lone scratchman had to chase two and a half minutes to them.
The second scratch foursome rounded up the three 9-minute riders with 14Km to go and the two 23-minute limit riders one kilometre later.
With 4Km to go Mark Purdie put in a surge leaving five riders to contend the finish.
After coming over Lineen’s hill and heading down to the finish line Purdie again put in another surge which was followed an attack by Arno van der Schans.
Coming in to the sprint Larry Nocera came off van der Schans’ wheel and held off Ralph Iselt to take his first monthly medal and third win for the year.
Rebecca Luppino finished well to get past van der Schans and Purdie to steal third place.
Nocera’s win gives him a commanding lead in the aggregate with a 20-point buffer over second placed Bruce Roberts.
Tony Luppino put in a strong solo ride to come in 54 seconds behind the winner to take fastest time.
There will be no racing this coming Sunday with the next club race on the 5th of August.
Result: 47Km Monthly Medal
1 Tony Luppino 6th & Fastest Time
2 Minutes 30 Seconds
2 Larry Nocera 1st
3 Ralph Iselt 2nd
4 Arno van der Schans 4th
5 Mark Purdie 5th
6 Rebecca Luppino 3rd
7 Bruce Roberts 7th
8 Gerard Hickey 8th
9 Des Read 9th
10 Terry Robinson 10th
July 15th 2018
The Colac Vets had a small field of twelve riders racing in cool conditions with clear skies and light winds for their club race.
The field was split into four bunches.
Tony Luppino was in sizzling form and along with his two co markers had the race sewn up by the 36Km mark.
Only three other riders stayed with the three scratchmen to the finish.
Luppino claimed his third win this year and all from his last five starts.
Larry Nocera finished second with Gavin O’Brien in third place.
Result: 46Km Club Race
1 Tony Luppino 1st & Fastest Time
2 Larry Nocera 2nd
3 Gavin O’Brien 3rd
3 Minutes 30 Seconds
4 Heather Hamling 4th
5 Ralph Iselt 6th
6 Steve Hamling
7 Rebecca Luppino 5th
8 Peter Theodore 7th
9 Gerard Hickey 8th
10 Bruce Roberts
11 Terry Robinson 9th
12 Des Read 10th
July 8th 2018
The Colac Vets had only 30 entries for their combine race with the Geelong and Warrnambool clubs at Cororooke.
With the bad weather only 24 riders ended up starting the race.
The field was split into four bunches plus lone limit rider Des Read out on the 30 minute mark.
Three riders from the 10 minute bunch rode away from their co markers and caught the three remaining riders from the 14 minute bunch.
This group of six riders went on to finish just under two minutes ahead of the back markers.
Geelong riders took the first three places with Gerard Hickey the first Colac rider coming in fifth place.
The five scratchmen caught the four remaining second scratch riders 3Km from the finish.
Tony Luppino took fastest time ahead of Nick Brown and Larry Nocera.
Result: 55Km Ted Taylor Memorial
First: Peter Wynne (14.00) Geelong
Second: Marcus Coppock (10.00) Geelong
Third: Steven Douglas (10.00) Geelong
Fourth: Clive Coomber (10.00) Warrnambool
Fifth: Gerard Hickey (14.00) Colac
Sixth: Brian Weppner (14.00) Geelong
Seventh: Tony Luppino (scratch) Colac
Eighth: Nick Brown (scratch) Geelong
Ninth: Larry Nocera (scratch) Colac
Tenth: Heather Hamling (4.00) Colac
Fastest Time: Tony Luppino (scratch) Colac
July 1st 2018
The Colac Vets had a field of sixteen riders racing in cool and calm conditions for their club race.
The two limit riders were given a 23 minute start on the four scratchmen with three bunches in between them.
The 8 minute trio caught the 11 minute trio at the 27km mark.
This group of six then rounded up the two limit riders at looked likely winners.
But the four second scratch riders were steadily making ground on this group in the last few kilometres.
Turning into Factory Rd with less than 2Km to go the leaders pace was not quick enough allowing the second scratch foursome to catch them just 250 metres from the finish line.
Arno van der Schans started off the sprint catching the leaders by surprise.
But Heather Hamling came off his wheel to take her first win in just over two years.
Mark Purdie having his second race for the year pushed through for second place with van der Schans hanging on for third place.
The scratchmen came in over a minute behind with Tony Luppino taking fastest time.
This week the club will host the Ted Taylor Memorial with riders from Geelong and Warrnambool competing.
Result: 46Km Club Race
1 Tony Luppino Fastest Time
2 Andrew Pownceby
3 Larry Nocera
4 Gavin O’Brien
5 Heather Hamling 1st
6 Arno van der Schans 3rd
7 Ralph Iselt 6th
8 Steve Hamling
9 Mark Purdie 2nd
10 Rebecca Luppino 5th
11 John Lee 9th
12 Bruce Roberts 4th
13 Gerard Hickey 7th
14 Paul Allen 8th
15 Des Read 10th
16 Terry Robinson