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Women 30 years and older and men 35 years and older are eligible to join the VCV.

All riders must be current VCV members. Two free try out races (within a 30 day period) are available to people who have never raced with the Vets before.

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Results

Club Races
Crystal Too Sharp for Men
12km Time Trial
Sunday 10th April 2011

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  Crystal Wemyss

Crystal Wemyss put the men back in their place last Sunday, clocking the fastest time in the Grampians Vets 12 kilometre time trial, held near Mount Dryden.

A good turnout of 19 riders showed up to test themselves against the clock, with the weather holding up quite well considering the forecast.

With the day serving as a trial run for those riders competing in the South Pacific Championships at Easter, Wemyss showed she is in great shape, averaging 39 kph over the out and back course, despite having to battle a side to head wind on the return journey.

It was her first hit out on a new dedicated time trial bike, bettering her best time over the same course on a road bike by 2.5 kph. Next best, with an average of 38.3 kph, was Danny Monaghan, also on a time trial bike. In fact, all the first five riders either used time trial bikes or time trial bars added to their road bikes.

Geoff Richards produced the next best time with an average of 38.1 kph, followed by Steve James with 38 kph, and Peter Weymss with 37.7 kph.

The time trial was followed by graded scratch races over a 30km loop around Lake Lonsdale.

The field of five A grade riders left it to the finish to do battle, with Dean Hayward getting the better of Peter Weymss and Sean Prins.

With seven riders contesting the B grade race, Daryl Elliott put the field under pressure up the Sandbar Hill, about half way through the race, breaking it into two. Elliott along with Wayne Klauss, Peter Parnaby and Drew Heard broke clear, and soon opened out a lead of 200 metres.

Geoff Richards put in a heroic solo effort to try to get across, but ran out of legs half way. In the sprint to the line, Elliott took out the win from Drew Heard and Wayne Klauss.

The C grade event went to Damian Rabl, who took the sprint from Meg Parnaby, with Les Power coming home third.

Full results for the Time Trial can be downloaded HERE.

 


 

 
     

 

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Peter Wemyss
once again recorded fastest time up Mount William in the annual time trial.

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