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Eildon Junior and Women's Tour 2014

On the 12th and 13th of July, nine junior and nine senior women from SKCC descended on the town of Eildon for the 2014 Eildon Junior and Women's Tour. On what turned out to be a cold and damp weekend our club riders were greeted by good sized fields with many of the best riders in the state in attendance.

Stage 1 on Saturday involved an ITT in the morning and Stage 2 a road race on the roads around the Eildon Pondage. Stage 3 on Sunday was another road race with the older age groups and senior women riding the Skyline Loop which took them over the 9km Skyline climb.

It was a tough and very competitive weekend of racing with a number of our riders achieving podiums. Congratulations to Neve and Isla Bradbury J13A who placed 2nd and 3rd respectively in Stage 2. Also Georgina Beech, 2nd and Justyna Lubkowski 3rd , Women's A - Stage 2; Margeaux Thompson 2nd, Women's B – Stage 2 and Gemma Abbery, Women's C who placed 3rd in both Stage 2 and 3. There were another 10 of our riders who achieved top 10 finishes over the course of the event.

Well done to all of our riders who rode to their best and represented SKCC well over the weekend:

Juniors – Lilianne McClimont, Sam Bradbury, Olivia Shenck, Kelland O'Brien, Callum Parlevliet, Hamish Webber and Harrison McClimont.

Senior Women – Emily Cust, Prudence Rothwell, Nick St Clair, Eliza Bergin, and Clair Homsey.

By Darryl McClimont

RuiCosta

Current World Champion Rui Costa is said to be disappointed he’s not an SKCC member so he can’t race the big SKCC Road Champs on the 31st.

The SKCC Road Club Championships are back and are going to be bigger and better than ever this year. Lock in Sunday 31st August now because this is going to be another classic SKCC event not to be missed.

We are going to be racing on an all new course at Sutherlands Creek that will have something for everyone, We’re not going into the high mountains so you don’t have to be 46 kgs like Matty Lloyd or Nairo Quintana but it’s not going to be flat so you don’t have to be Marcel Kittel or Mark Cavendish either. With this new course everyone’s a chance to take the coveted prize.

It wouldn’t be SKCC if we didn’t have a party at the end of it. There will be a BBQ and wait for it – Wine tasting. We will be setting up the BBQ at the Austin Winery and they will be providing sample wines to enjoy.

We will be trialling a new race format, which we are currently finalising. So what’s listed below may be tweaked slightly before the big day but we’ll let you know.

Men's Open (106km) - 4 Laps Steiglitz Loop + Route out & back
Men's Masters 2/3 (85km) - 3 laps Steiglitz loop + Route out & back
Men's Masters 4/5 (85km) - 3 laps Steiglitz Loop + Route out & back
Men’s Masters 6+ (64km) -  2 laps Steiglitz Loop + Route out & back

Women's Open (85km) - 3 laps Steiglitz Loop + Route out & back
Women's Masters 2/3 (64km) - 2 laps Steiglitz Loop + Route out & back
Women's Masters 4/5 (64km) - 2 lap Steiglitz loop + route out & back

U17 boys (64km) - 2 laps Steiglitz Loop + Route out & back
U15, U13 Juniors to be advised once entries received.

Key change to note:

  • You now choose which title you wish to contest. You can choose to take a crack at “the big one” OR whichever age category you’re eligible for.

2013RoadClubChampsWinners 
Last years winners, Adberto (now too old), J Mac (living in Adelaide), Rico (out of form), Hoody (overseas partying), Dale (always strong) & Peter (still finishing 3 Peaks)

 Click here for the course route and profile:
http://www.routeyou.com/route/view/2303458/cycling-route/skcc-road-race-championships-2014.en 

Click here to enter.

We will need volunteers so please let us know if you can help. It’s a day for the whole family and the BBQ and wine tasting at the end will make it all the more special.

Please come out and support your club we are expecting a big day and the more people involved the more fun!

Questions? Contact Gaelene on 0414 432 850 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Can you volunteer? Contact Gaelene on 0414 432 850 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.