Date(s) - 18/10/2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Stromlo Forest park
Well done to everyone tonight in the season opening Prologue round. What a great night it was, with a large range of abilities all the way from first-time racers in E Grade and Women’s C Grade to the seasoned semi-pros in A Grade.
Women were out in numbers racing in the re-launched Women’s B Grade and Women’s C Grades. Attendance is really important to keep women’s grades in the series in the future, so please encourage all the girls you know to come out and race. ANU Cycling Club have done a great job at getting some new women into the sport this year, and we look forward to their riders joining the women’s grades for the first time on 1 November. Also remember, if you attend 13+ WB/WC crits during the series, you will score a free CCC jersey. Women’s B & Women’s C Grade will not be racing next week, to give the other grades longer races whilst the sun is still setting early. To make up for next week, the women’s grades will have an extra round (Round 19, on the 14th of March) at the end of the season, on the same night as many of the men are having their ACT Criterium Championships races.
A to E Grades:
Be sure to check your grade for next week. Below, you will see if you have (a) the option to move up a grade, or if you must change grades for next week. If you have the option of changing grades, please email me at [email protected] to let me know, otherwise you will remain in the same grade.
Team ONYA will be doing the marshalling duty next week, operating the timing board and taking places in the chute. Could you please arrange for at least one person to arrive by 5:30 and have at least two people available from about 5:45 onwards. We are still short of teams for marshal duty, so please consider putting your hand up for this task. It requires two people at all times during the night and you can swap with other people throughout the night in order to allow you to race as well. If you’re not part of a registered criterium series team, please consider putting your hand up for marshal duty as an individual: email me at [email protected]
Well done to the few Junior Whites who came out to race, some of whom were racing for the first time. Our fantastic junior co-ordinator, Nathan Schubert, tells me he is expecting a larger turnout for the grade once the season gets underway. Junior Whites will not be racing next week, but are welcome to join in the 4:30pm Junior Skills session. Junior Whites will instead have an extra round at the end of the season (Round 19), on the same night as some of the adults are having their ACT Criterium Championships Race.
With the first series points available starting next week, CRITSonline will be the go to place for results starting next week. If you’re intending to race the crits for the first time, please email [email protected] during the week so we can enter your name in the system.
www.CritsOnline.com is the results website (starting next week)
If you are a CCC member, we strongly prefer you to have a permanent number. These are the fabric numbers, mostly from 1 to 399, as opposed to the vinyl numbers 700+. Apart from speeding up registration each week, they’re also more comfortable. If you’d like a permanent number, please email [email protected] . Vikings Cycling Club members can also use their permanent numbers at CCC races, however must get these through Vikings Cycling Club.
Please register your teams by Tuesday 24th October to ensure your points count towards the team point-score. Each team will have an allocated marshal duty night, and as a not-for-profit association, we do rely on our members and racing constituency to do the marshalling in order to keep entry fees down.
If you’d like to volunteer to help out during the crit season, please get in touch via [email protected] . Maybe your child would like to get some work experience by helping on the registration desk, canteen, set-up or pack-down. We’re all volunteers, and many hands keep racing going and benefit the racing experience.
Thanks to Jay Vine, Michael Schmitt and Jeremy Ross for helping to mentor some of the lower grades tonight. This is really important in increasing the level of safety in the lower grades where some less experienced riders are still gaining their bunch riding skills. If you’re an experienced rider, we’d like you to consider helping to make CCC a great club by mentoring C, D, E, WB, WC and Junior White grades. What that means is riding around with one or more of those grades (it doesn’t have to be every week) looking out for un-safe riding and letting individuals know during their race what they need to improve on, especially safety-wise (eg. not overlapping wheels, holding line etc.) and without impacting the outcome of the race. This can also double as a warmup before your own race. In fact, it’s the only way you may warm up on the track. Please contact me on [email protected] if you’d like to help out with grade mentoring.
See you next week for Round 1. The point-score begins next week!
CCC Club Captain & Criterium Series Co-ordinator
Prologue Results (18th October 2017)
|Place||Women’s B||Next Week|
|Place||Women’s C||Next Week|
|Place||A Grade||Next Week|
|DNF||1488||Michael Schmitt||B Grade|
|Place||B Grade||Next Week|
|1||708||Hardy Lohse||Option to A|
|2||909||Hayden Campbell||Option to A|
|4||708||Paul Aubrey||Option to A|
|5||141||Matt Darling||Option to A|
|8||714||Jeremy Muir||Option to A|
|NoChute||1393||Andrew Krusty Bryant|
|Place||C Grade||Next Week|
|2||106||Sean Hunt||Option to C|
|6||154||Ben Carmody||Option to B|
|8||971||Belinda Chamberlain||Option to B|
|9||877||Benjamin Van Zwol|
|No Chute||173||Oscar Chamberlain|
|No Chute||1327||Glen Moorby|
|No Chute||875||Glenn Sinnott|
|No Chute||738||Danny Currall||D Grade|
|No Chute||435||Peter Coll|
|No Chute||749||Lyndon Iles||D Grade|
|No Chute||778||Aaron Passoura|
|No Chute||1018||Lewis Brocklehurst|
|No Chute||743||Jason Yeoh|
|No Chute||767||Brent Rechter|
|No Chute||703||Georgina Von Marburg|
|No Chute||468||Claire Aubrey|
|No Chute||868||Ayla Rudgley|
|No Chute||410||Alex Newman|
|No Chute||935||Tony Rowley||D Grade|
|No Chute||297||Tony Nicholson|
|No Chute||893||Emily Parkes|
|Place||D Grade||Next Week|
|1||759||Andrew Cullens||C Grade|
|9||778||Shane Kelly||E Grade|
|10||129||Wayne Pettett||E Grade|
|11||723||Eoin Rothery||E Grade|
|NoChute||735||Troy Cassell||E Grade|
|NoChute||733||Michael Haines||E Grade|
|Place||E Grade||Next Week|
|1||703||Alex Dietrich||D Grade|
|Place||Junior Whites||Next Week|
|Place||Junior HC||Next Week|