Hell of the Surfcoast

Not the hell like conditions expected for the 2017 running of the “Hell of the Surfcoast”, but testing all the same with the usual corrugations and loose dirt on the last section keeping riders honest. Good numbers in all grades and lots of attacking made for a great morning’s racing.

A small but high quality A grade field saw some of the best local off rode talent take on the traditional roadies. Tom Ovens taking the win by a small margin over inform rider Trent Clifford.

In B grade Stephan Van der Bruggen lead by example for the rest of his Geelong Performance Crew by taking his long awaited maiden cycling race victory.

After some long range solo moves early on in C grade that didn’t stick, the eventual winner probably came as no surprise. Combining her extensive off road experience and all round cycling pedigree Jess Douglas broke away on the final dirt section to take a clear victory.

D grade combined some of the up and coming junior talent in the club take on some of our more experienced athletes. In the end Mark Woodhead took the win in a victory of the more mature riders.

Special mention to the Junior riders who race over the dirt for the first time this year. Other than saying it felt like riding on flat tires, all enjoyed the experience, Fraser Clark crossing the line first.

Special mention to 9 year old Ines Morton who completed her first road race. A tough initiation doing the full 18K circuit including the dirt sections.

Thanks to all the race day marshals that help make it a safe days racing.

Full Senior & Junior Results

Be sure to check out all the photos from the event at the GCC Facebook page.

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Dec
1
Tue
6:00 pm Crit Training 2 @ Belmont Crit Track
Crit Training 2 @ Belmont Crit Track
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Confidently Ease into Racing with GCC As it has been 250+ days since our last race, we are going to ease back into things with 2 open training sessions for members. This will be a structured “neutralised” ride in our graded groups to help get re-acquainted with the track, cornering and riding in groups again. These open training sessions will run this Saturday November 28th from 1:30pm and Tuesday December 2nd at 6pm with racing to commence on Saturday December 5th. The open training sessions will also allow us to familiarise ourselves with our COVID Safe registration, logistics and restricted competitor zones. Training Format The Belmont crit circuit will be open to members only for an hour for neutralised riding in[...]
Dec
5
Sat
1:00 pm Summer Crit @ Belmont Crit Track
Summer Crit @ Belmont Crit Track
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Summer Criterium Series Juniors – 1:10pm Race Start 20min + 3 laps Seniors – from 1:30pm C, D, E & Womens grade (separate races) 35min + 3 laps A & B grade 2:15pm (separate races, numbers permitting) 40min + 3 laps   Race Entry; Junior: $5 pre race entry. Senior; $10 pre race entry. All entries via the online system. Note; $5 transponder hire fee is payable. Personal transponders can be purchased through the club. Click here for information and purchase options. All Cycling Australia members of all clubs are welcome to race.   New Riders GCC welcomes any first time riders to come along and try racing.  All riders require at least a temporary racing licence before participating. 1 & 3 race licences[...]
Dec
8
Tue
5:15 pm Twilight Crit 2020 @ Belmont Crit Track
Twilight Crit 2020 @ Belmont Crit Track
Dec 8 @ 5:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Summer Criterium Series Juniors – 5:15pm Race Start 20min + 3 laps Seniors – from 6:00pm C, D, E & Womens grade (separate races) 35min + 3 laps A & B grade 6:50pm (separate races, numbers permitting) 40min + 3 laps   Race Entry; Junior: $5 pre race entry. Senior; $10 pre race entry. All entries via the online system. Note; $5 transponder hire fee is payable. Personal transponders can be purchased through the club. Click here for information and purchase options. All Cycling Australia members of all clubs are welcome to race. New Riders GCC welcomes any first time riders to come along and try racing.  All riders require at least a temporary racing licence before participating. 1 & 3 race licences can be[...]
Dec
12
Sat
1:00 pm Summer Crit @ Belmont Crit Track
Summer Crit @ Belmont Crit Track
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Summer Criterium Series Juniors – 1:10pm Race Start 20min + 3 laps Seniors – from 1:30pm C, D, E & Womens grade (separate races) 35min + 3 laps A & B grade 2:15pm (separate races, numbers permitting) 40min + 3 laps   Race Entry; Junior: $5 pre race entry. Senior; $10 pre race entry. All entries via the online system. Note; $5 transponder hire fee is payable. Personal transponders can be purchased through the club. Click here for information and purchase options. All Cycling Australia members of all clubs are welcome to race.   New Riders GCC welcomes any first time riders to come along and try racing.  All riders require at least a temporary racing licence before participating. 1 & 3 race licences[...]
Dec
15
Tue
5:15 pm Twilight Crit 2020 @ Belmont Crit Track
Twilight Crit 2020 @ Belmont Crit Track
Dec 15 @ 5:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Summer Criterium Series Juniors – 5:15pm Race Start 20min + 3 laps Seniors – from 6:00pm C, D, E & Womens grade (separate races) 35min + 3 laps A & B grade 6:50pm (separate races, numbers permitting) 40min + 3 laps   Race Entry; Junior: $5 pre race entry. Senior; $10 pre race entry. All entries via the online system. Note; $5 transponder hire fee is payable. Personal transponders can be purchased through the club. Click here for information and purchase options. All Cycling Australia members of all clubs are welcome to race. New Riders GCC welcomes any first time riders to come along and try racing.  All riders require at least a temporary racing licence before participating. 1 & 3 race licences can be[...]

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