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.

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4:30 pm Track Training – Juniors @ Geelong West Track
Track Training – Juniors @ Geelong West Track
Feb 5 @ 4:30 pm – Mar 12 @ 5:30 pm
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4:30 pm Track Training – Juniors @ Geelong West Track
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5:30 pm Track Training – Seniors @ Geelong West Track
Track Training – Seniors @ Geelong West Track
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4:30 pm Track Training – Juniors @ Geelong West Track
Track Training – Juniors @ Geelong West Track
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5:30 pm Track Training – Seniors @ Geelong West Track
Track Training – Seniors @ Geelong West Track
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6:15 pm Track racing @ Geelong West Track
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8:30 am Race 5 -Summer Criterium Series ... @ Eastern Gardens
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  The Criterium Series Proudly supported by; Winners Sports Nutrition, Belmont Bakers Delight & Rocket Sports. Juniors – 8:30am Race Start 25min + 1 laps Seniors – from 9:00am C & D grade (separate races). + New E Grade (Social Race) 45min + 3 laps A & B grade (separate races) 10:00am 50min + 3 laps Course Map; https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18886637 All Season Pass holders are pre-entered into the event. For season pass information and purchasing click here. Casual Race Entry; Junior: $5 pre race entry. Senior; $10 pre race entry. Note; $5 transponder hire fee is payable. Personal transponders can be purchased through the club. Click here for information and purchase options. Season Passes All Cycling Australia members of all clubs are welcome to purchase a[...]
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4:30 pm Track Training – Juniors @ Geelong West Track
Track Training – Juniors @ Geelong West Track
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6:15 pm Track racing @ Geelong West Track
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4:30 pm Track Training – Juniors @ Geelong West Track
Track Training – Juniors @ Geelong West Track
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5:30 pm Track Training – Seniors @ Geelong West Track
Track Training – Seniors @ Geelong West Track
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Senior track training recommences on the 23rd October, 2017 from 5:30pm – 7pm.

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