2007 Baw Baw Classic
Ian Blackie Wins Masters
Congratulations Ian on an outstanding
ride to take first place in the Masters 4+ (over 45yrs)
section of this years Baw Baw Classic.
Held over a
punishing 95km course, the race started at Warragul,
passed through Jindivick on its way to Noojee, then
on to Mt Baw Baw.
Mid race 3 riders broke away to open
up a lead of 4 minutes with 30km to go, but Ian, working
with 4 other riders managed to reel them in 2km into
the final climb.
Left with 4km of extremely steep grades
to the finish, Ian broke away, to cross the line 1
minute 50 sec head of Gerard Donnelly of Carnegie CC,
with Roland Elsdon of Latrobe CC another 1 minute 15
Ian's time was 3hrs 36min with an
average speed of 26.03 kph. This is the fastest time
recorded for the 45+ age group.