Geelong Cycling Club Tour de France Evening

Geelong Cycling Club invites all cycling enthusiasts to join them in a unique Tour de France evening on Saturday the 12th of July. Evening Format Date: Saturday 12th July Venue: Geelong Cats Community Facility, Kardinia Park Time: from 8.00pm – 1.00am Pre-stage Entertainment: 8:30pm Panel Discussion – Darren Baum (contemporary frame builder), Ken Evans (traditional frame builder) and Dr Paul Collins (design engineer); Stage 8: 10pm Tomblaine > Gerardmer La Mauselaine http://www.letour.com/le-tour/2014/us/stage-8.html Food/Drink: Finger food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages provided. Cost: $15/head In a major coup for all cyclists, Ken Evans (traditional frame builder) kenevansframes.com, Darren Baum (contemporary frame builder) baumcycles.com & Dr Paul Collins (design engineer) Deakin will share their vast and extensive expertise in frame building and design. This is […]

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Race Light Policy

Effective of the 28th of June 2014 Cycling Victoria has introduced a rear light policy for road racing events. For all road races, which are not run under a rolling road closure or closed road, conditions every participant must wear a constant (not set to flashing) red light on the back seat post of their bike.  The light must be operational during the entire race and must be red, prominent, and visible from 200 metres.  It is to be attached to be visible from the rear. The policy applies to all road racing events taking place in Victoria. This policy will be in force from June 28 2014. Riders need to be sure they comply with this policy for all GCC events. The policy […]

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Cycling Research Participants Required

Sport science researchers at Deakin University (Geelong Campus) are seeking trained cyclists to participate in a research study which will examine the effect of altitude on performance. Altitude training has been shown to enhance performance and the use of simulated altitude devices is gaining in popularity at both the elite and sub-elite level.  Since altitude negatively effects performance then a better understanding of this effect can be used to assist cyclists to develop specific training programs and monitor performance during an altitude training intervention. Performance will be assessed using the critical power model which provides information regarding both the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. The specific aim the current research study is to examine the effect of altitude on VO2max, […]

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Racing Wrap

Racing Wrap The Presidents Handicap was run and won on the 7.8K St Leonards course Sunday week ago. Despite 18 GCC riders competing in the Country champs the day before a good field of riders assembled for the race. Buoyed by the unseasonal warm conditions and the near flat course average speeds were well and truly up across all bunches. Most bunches rode at or just above their predicated average speeds. But it was the front markers making the most of the ideal conditions were able to gain the most to get the result. Riding of Limit Kanye Bridger despite riding away from his tiring bunch was able to hold on for his first handicap victory. In a close sprint […]

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Country Championships

The Victorian Country Championships were raced at Harcourt on Saturday. In a great showing, Geelong Cycling Club had a total of eighteen senior & junior riders compete in the championship. The run of strong performances by GCC members continued with 3 riders winning and a number of others finishing on the podium. Well done to all riders, list of GCC member results below. U11 Boys 1st Spencer Worland 2nd Fraser Clark U13 Boys 8th Bryce Bridger 9th Harry Clark U15 Boys 9th Kane Bridger 10th Lincoln Clark 15th Noah Copeland U17 Women 1st Molly Bridger Elite Men 11th Mark Fagg Master Men 1 2nd Leigh Clifford  Masters Men 2 3rd Gary Wearmouth 4th Lee Burchell 8th Ben Andrews Masters Men 3 […]

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Para-cycling Road National Championships

Last weekend the Para-cycling National Champs were held in Echuca where rain, fog and mud were tough adversaries. The competition saw national champions crowned in both road and time trials across a number of classifications for those with vision or physical impairments After a couple of tune up club races Geelong Cycling Club’s Kaitlyn Schurmann head up for her first national’s. With the dedication and determination Kaitlyn always shows she was able to win both the road race and time trail in the WC1 category, a fantastic effort! All of the Geelong Cycling Club wish Kaitlyn every congratulations on this outstanding achievement.  Above photo is of Kaitlyn crossing the line proudly wearing the GCC colours. 

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Neville Williams Honoured

  Congratulations to GCC stalwart Neville Williams who was a recent runner up in the Julius Patching Sports Official of the Year Award; at the 2014 Victorian Olympic Council Inc AGM. An outstanding achievement and thoroughly deserved accolade for one of the country’s most outstanding and respected cycling officials. Neville was an accomplished cyclist in his own right before turning his love of the sport to officiating.  Along with his wife Pam, they are regulars at most CV and national races. GCC is lucky enough to have them present at our track racing and when their busy schedule permits at our road events.

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Racing Wrap

ANZAC HANDICAP   It is a privilege and honour that Geelong Cycling Club are able to conduct a race on the ANZAC public holiday. An excellent field of juniors and senior riders were able to race in absolutely perfect conditions at Maude. The GCC juniors had a variety of courses to choose from, out and back over some undulations or the hilly looped course. Young Oliver Baric tested himself over the tough loop, dancing his way up some of the hardest climbs the Brisbane ranges have to offer.  Young guns Jake Dynes, Brayden Maurer & Lachlan Collins resembled a pro team time trial working beautifully together during their race. All cooperation was off when the finish line was in sight […]

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Racing Wrap

After a week of wet, conditions were ideal for the final 2 stages of the Geelong Cycling Club Tour at Eastern Gardens. All riders did a 1 lap prologue followed by a Kermesse. A break from the norm saw riders do a clockwise lap of the Eastern Gardens course. Things were tight in all grades with only a handful of seconds separating the riders. Phil O’Neil (C Grade), Daniel Hall (B Grade) & Chris Fry (A Grade) all taking line honors. In the Juniors Brayden Maurer took the win just 0.265 seconds ahead of Noah Copeland with Jacob Dynes a little over a second back. There was some great racing in the multi lap event in all grades. Racing was […]

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Results Club Tour Stage 1

Some good racing for the first stage of the Club Tour at Staughton Vale on Saturday. Conditions were ideal for racing over a course not previously used. A & B grades took in 2 laps of the Granite Road burgs to keep things interesting. Stage winners, Chris Fry (A), Andrew Cox (B) & Craig Hannah (C) all put in commanding performances to take victory. After stage one of the Geelong Club Tour the points standings are as follows; A GRADE Position Name Points 1 Chris FRY 1 2 Lee Burchell 2 3 Anthony Garnier 3 4 MARCO DUYS 4 5 Kris HINCK 5 6 Sebastian WILD 6 B GRADE Position Name  Points 1 Andrew Cox 1 2 Ryan Thomas 2 3 Brendan Quigley 3 4 Grant BLAKE 4 5 Emma Scott 5 6 Daniel Hall 6 7 Scott Betteridge7 8 Michael ALLAN 8 C GRADE Position Name Points 1 Craig Hannah 1 2 Mark Bellew 2 3 Chris […]

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