Date(s) - 01/03/2014
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: This course uses the roads between Uriarra Crossing, Condor Creek and the end of the bitumen on Brindabella Road.
Timing: Course set up will commence at 8.00am with racing to commence at 9.00am. Racing is expected to conclude at approx. 11.30am and pack up completed by 12.00pm.
The season opener is a short course that offers opportunities to both climbers and the more powerful riders that prefer a flatter course.
The course is:
- Uriarra Homestead (start) to
- Condor Creek turn to
- Top-of-Uriarra Crossing turn to
- climb to the end-of-tar turn
- Finish at Uriarra Homestaed
- Distance is approximately 42km
Can the climbers get away on the ride to the end of the tar and back over Blue Range hill before being caught in the flat run to the finish?
Car Parking: Competitors will park at Uriarra Homestead.
Results and Report
The first road race of the season showed that the seasons have indeed changed, with riders faced with drizzle, damp roads and a few ‘rally cars’. Even though, the program advertised a graded scratch, the lower than normal numbers (of 30 riders) determined it would be fairer to have a handicap over the shorter course (thanks Miles for the handicapping on the spot).
The handicap was very close in the end with coming home in quick succession, however the combined Men’s D/Women’s B grade held just before the other grades. The A graders could see the eventual winner crossing the line.
The only downside of the race was a nasty accident involving Craig Paterson and Pip Henty. Craig came away with some beautiful colours grazes requiring some clean up, while Pip was lucky no to brake anything, however will need surgery to get all the asphalt out of my knee. Thank you to Peter Zala for picking up both riders and bringing them back to the start, and to Angus Bell taking Pip to hospital.
A huge thank you to the marshals Alistair Nitz, Steven Rodgers, Michael Sliwinski and Danny Supple for lending a hand where ever needed. Lastly, once again thank Peter Gough and Chris Short for the technical support in running the event.
Below are the results:
|4||1007||MUTTON, Christopher||MD||30.6||0:58:53||ANU CC|
|18||1080||PARKER, David||MA||38.9||0:46:16||ANU CC|
|23||1005||BEALE, Matthew||MD||30.7||0:58:41||ANU CC|
Can those people who have check next to their name please contact Chris Short to advise their club (just to ensure we have recorded it correctly).
Below is the provisional winter point score results:
The provisional point score is:
|PATON, Lachlan (fastest time)||5|
|RODGERS, Steve (marshal)||5|
|SLIWINKSI, Michael (marshal)||5|
|NITZ, Alistair (marshal)||5|
|SUPPLE, Danny (marshal)||5|
|HULSKAMP, Cheryl (marshal)||5|
|and 1 point for everyone else who raced today|