June 24th 2018
The Colac Vets had seventeen riders vying to have their name put on the Noel King memorial shield.
Riders raced in cool and calm conditions over a two lap circuit taking in Alvie and Warrion starting and finishing at the Cororooke hall.
The six middle markers were split into two bunches of three riders each with one and a half minutes separating them.
But it was the 11.30 minute trio getting the upper hand on the 10.00 minute trio by gaining even more time on them and going on to hold off the back markers.
Len Murfitt claimed his second win this year from just five starts.
Bruce Roberts finished second with Gerard Hickey in third and Paul Allen in fourth.
The second scratch trio caught the third scratch foursome and the 11.30 trio with this group being led in by Larry Nocera for fifth place.
The scratch duo came in not far behind them with Tony Luppino taking fastest time over Grant Oates.
Result: 46Km Noel King Memorial
1 Tony Luppino Fastest Time
2 Grant Oates
3 Larry Nocera 5th
4 Gavin O’Brien 6th
5 Andrew Pownceby 7th
6 Arno van der Schans 8th
7 Heather Hamling 9th
8 Ralph Iselt 10th
9 Steve Hamling
10 Rebecca Luppino
11 Peter Theodore
12 John Lee
13 Len Murfitt 1st
14 Bruce Roberts 2nd
15 Gerard Hickey 3rd
16 Paul Allen 4th
June 17th 2018
The Colac Vets had a small field of 9 riders brave the cold and miserable conditions for their monthly medal.
Riders were split into two bunches with the four scratchmen giving an eight minute start to the other five riders.
Both bunches lost riders along the way with only six riders ending up finishing the race.
The remaining three scratchmen caught the remaining three 8 minute riders with 11km to go.
With 5Km to go only Heather Hamling remained from the 8 minute bunch to stay with the scratchmen heading towards the Lineen’s hill climb before the finish.
Coming up Lineen’s hill the scratchmen began playing cat and mouse allowing Hamling to sneak away.
After a small attack from Andrew Pownceby, Tony Luppino then jumped away to pass Hamling as they crested the hill.
Luppino went on to cross the line a clear winner with Hamling hanging on for second.
Larry Nocera just edged out Pownceby for third place.
Result: 47Km Monthly Medal
1 Tony Luppino 1st & Fastest Time
2 Larry Nocera 3rd
3 Andrew Pownceby 4th
4 Gavin O’Brien
5 Heather Hamling 2nd
6 Peter Theodore 5th
7 Rebecca Luppino 6th
8 Bruce Roberts
9 Gerard Hickey
June 3rd 2018
The Colac Vets only had five riders venture to Paraparap for a race with the Geelong club which had a field of 47 riders compete in perfect conditions.
Colac’s small contingent faired well with three of them finishing in the top five places.
It was a well handicapped race where scratch finished just 25 seconds behind the winner.
Geelong’s Brett Wiltshire, riding off the 22 minute mark, made a winning move in the final few kilometres by breaking away from his bunch to finish seconds ahead of the 8 minute bunch.
Colac’s Larry Nocera won the bunch sprint for second place ahead of Ralph Iselt in third and Arno Van Der Schans in fifth place.
There will be no club race this coming long weekend.
The club’s monthly medal will be on June 17th.
Result: 63Km Hendry Cycles Handicap
First: Brett Wiltshire (22.00) Geelong
Second: Larry Nocera (8.00) Colac
Third: Ralph Iselt (8.00) Colac
Fourth: Steven O’Neil (8.00) Geelong
Fifth: Arno Van Der Schans (8.00) Colac
Sixth: Peter Cone (11.00) Geelong
Seventh: Gavin Gamble (15.00) Geelong
Eighth: Darren Williams (8.00) Geelong
Ninth: Carl Judd (15.00) Geelong
Tenth: Johnny Parrello (11.00) Geelong
Fastest Time: Gary Wearmouth (scratch) Geelong