59th Footscray Cycling Club Tour

Results after Stage 3 11-Jun-2017

General Classification

A Grade

B Grade

C Grade

Beulah Capital Sprint King

A Grade

B Grade

C Grade

My Local Broker King of the Mountains

A Grade

B Grade

C Grade

Sprint Results

A Grade

B Grade

C Grade

KOM Results

A Grade

B Grade

C Grade

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Results after Stage 1 and 2 out at Balliang 10-Jun-2017.

General Classification 

A Grade 

B Grade

C Grade

Beulah Capital Sprint King

A Grade

B Grade

C Grade

My Local Broker King of the Mountains

A Grade

B Grade

C Grade

Sprint Results

A Grade

B Grade

C Grade

King of the Mountains Results

A Grade

B Grade

C Grade

 

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Tour Program Now Available to download.

FCCTour2017

Massive thank you to all of the sponsors who support this event and our club, without them the tour would not be going ahead. It’s great to see so many local businesses supporting this event.

Online entries are closed however we will take late entries ($60) if you contact us via facebook or fcc@footscraycc.com.au.

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Entries are now open to the 59th Footscray Cycling Club Tour, held on the 10 and 11th of June. 3 Stages over 2 days of racing. As always the tour will be full of prizes, made possible by the generous support of all the sponsors. Prizes include the King of the Mountains, Sprint King and of course the Overall (GC).

Entries via Entryboss https://entryboss.cc/races/521

 

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Saturday 10th of June (9:45AM): Stage 1 – Balliang (Reddens)

Distance: 38 KM, Elevation gain: 100M

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Saturday 10th of June (12:30PM): Stage 2 – Balliang (Box Forest) 

Distance: 76 KM, Elevation gain: 539M

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Sunday 11th of June (9:30AM): Stage 3 – Little River (Sandy Creek)

Distance: 90 KM – A and B Grades, 60KM – C Grade, Elevation gain: 376M

Harry Jones Memorial 2017

Harry Jones Memorial 2017, entries via EntryBoss.

https://entryboss.cc/races/517

Entries close at midnight Friday, 5-May-2017. No late entries or entries on the day as this makes the job for the handicappers very difficult.

Don’t forget to register for your 2 volunteer duties for the season and stick around for the AGM if you can.

Start lists, bunch start times will be decided in the morning, depending on conditions.

 

 

 

 

2017 Road Roster Nominations

Roster nominations for the 2017 road season are now up http://profile.eventarc.com/profile/FootscrayCC.

We wouldn’t be able to put on any racing if it wasn’t for all our members helping out at the races. If you can try to fill the earlier races.

FAQ on marshalling and volunteering.

Marshalling and Volunteering

 

 

57th Bob Robson Memorial

57th Bob Robson Memorial Program and Start Lists

FCC members, The 57th Bob Robson Memorial is just around the corner (ANZAC Day 25th of April 2017). This is an FCC special event and the only time of the year we get to race a criterium on the streets of Williamstown.

This year we’re running 3 events.

Men’s Support (for B grade and below): FCC Members Only.
Women’s Open: All clubs.
Men’s Open: FCC Members and by invitation.

There will be a BBQ at Williamstown High School for yourself, friends and family after the racing. It’s a very spectator friendly course so we hope you can bring your supporters along.

Entries are now open. Entries via EntryBoss https://entryboss.cc/races/342 with field sizes capped to 40 in each grade, make sure you enter early to avoid disappointment. After the maximum field size, entries will be wait listed and if you are not given a race start a full refund will be issued.

 

2017 Winter Road Fixture

Here is the FCC 2017 Road Season fixture.

FCC have a big winter of racing planned this season and we’ve added a couple of new circuits to mix things up a little.

The first race of the season kicks off with a handicap (Harry Jones Memorial) on Sunday the 7th of May on the Kirksbridge circuit.

View the full Fixture here.

Bicycle Buyer Eliminator Series

FCC are finishing up the Criterium season with a bit of fun, with the

Bicycle Buyer Eliminator Series.

We’re very proud to have Bicycle Buyer supporting this unique race series with extra prize money across all grades.

Due to the nature of the racing we are running each grade on their own with the exception of E and D grades. There will not be an elimination race for these grades, those that wish to race an elimination race are encouraged to enter C grade.

8:30AM for E Grade (30 Min) & D Grade (40 Min) – Standard Criterium, No Eliminations

9:20 AM for C Grade (40 Min)

10:10 AM for B Grade (50 Min)

11:10 AM for A Grade (60 Min)

 

Elimination Race Rules

Elimination races start like any other criterium. During the first half of the race no rider will be eliminated.

After the half way mark the last rider over the finish line on every 2nd lap will be eliminated from the race. This will continue for the duration of the race, all riders remaining will contest for final positions at the last lap.

Entries via EntryBoss and on the day.

Race 1: 26 March 2017 – Entries: https://entryboss.cc/races/339

Race 2: 2 April 2017 – Entries: https://entryboss.cc/races/340

Race 3: 9 April 2017 – Entries: https://entryboss.cc/races/341

 

2017 Beach Road Cycles Summer Series

Due to the race cancellation of the A/B race on the 12-Feb-2017.

Race 4 will be held on the 19-Feb-2017 for C/D grades. Concluding the series for C/D grades.

Race 3 for A/B grade will be held on the 19-Feb-2017.

Race 4 for A/B grade will be held on the 26-Feb-2017.

Footscray Cycling Club are proud to be hosting the Beach Road Cycles Summer Series this year at Drake Blvd. The 4 race criterium series starts this Sunday. With a total prize pool of $2000 as well as the weekly race prizes the racing is always exciting and very competitive.

The 4 Races will be held on the following dates (All races are open for online entry):

Races will start at 9:30 AM for grades C/D and 10:30 AM for A/B

Race 1: 29-Jan-2017 https://entryboss.cc/races/326

Race 2: 5-Feb-2017 https://entryboss.cc/races/328

Race 3: 12-Feb-2017 https://entryboss.cc/races/330

Race 4: 19-Feb-2017 https://entryboss.cc/races/332

Prize Money

Points for the series will be awarded as follows:

1st 10 points
2nd 8 points
3rd 6 points
4th 4 points
5th 2 points
6th onwards 1 point

Marshalling: 1 point per duty

BONUS: 2 points if a rider races ALL 4 races.
BONUS: 1 point if a rider races 3 races.

NB: Points do NOT transfer up or down grades with riders.

NOTE: FCC Executive can withhold points for various reasons, such as incorrect grading, infractions, etc.

FCC Christmas Criteriums

FCC Christmas Criteriums this Sunday at Drake Blvd. Open to members of all clubs, online entries via EntryBoss https://entryboss.cc/races/319

We’re also taking entries/regos at the newly opened Da Moose Cafe! Grab your number and a coffee. It’s perfectly situated on the last corner, with outdoor seating that is ideal for family’s and spectators.

For all racers, please still use the toilets that we have provided at the back of Noordenne Constructions.

R15 – Max Campbell Memorial – Race Report and Results

Sunday morning’s round of racing saw the Footscray Cycling Club head out to Drake Boulevard in Altona to contest the Max Campbell Memorial Criteriums; Max being a well-credentialed track and road racer and a passionate supporter of the FCC for his entire life.

In A Grade, 33 year old Club Champ Dominik Dudkiewicz had an early hit out with Matt Robinson that the breakout riders wanted to make stick. ‘When we got away we had 3 or 4 hard, hard laps to make the chasers lose heart; we didn’t expect to get caught but we did; the bunch were really committed. Morgan Smith counter-attacked immediately and was out there solo for quite a while, with 5 or 6 of us chasing really hard, averaging over 45 kph for a long time. We got within range with only a few minutes to go so Matt and I bridged across, and when we caught Morgan we went past and got into a rhythm; then Morgan got back to us which was pretty impressive. It was even more impressive when he went with half a lap to go; I was on his wheel around the last corner and managed to take the sprint down the finishing straight. Amazing day, amazing race, fantastic quality fields in every grade. Max would be pleased to see the Club he cared so much about going so well.’ Dudkiewicz took the sprint from Morgan Smith and Matthew Robertson.
In B-Grade, 32 year old Ballarat-Sebastapol rider Daniel Bucknall was simply too strong for the bunch, breaking away from the main peloton early in the race and amazingly staying away from a large field who were very committed to the chase. ‘I took off when there was a bit of a lull, and I snuck away and managed to make it stick. At the 45-minute mark I saw a bunch catching me, so I thought I was in trouble, but it turned out to be A-Grade. Bucknall is predominantly a mountain biker, and is now dabbling in track and road racing and on his way to A-Grade. Back in the pack, Josh Grieve took the bunch sprint and second, Hamish Munro took third and Hans Birk took fourth and as the first FCC rider also snapped up the trophy.
In C-Grade, 14 year old Brunswick CC Junior Oskar Moore instigated a strong breakaway that built up quite a lead over the ensuing laps. ‘It was a tough race today. I knew my attack would have to be fast to stay away. After a few laps off the front, the bunch nearly caught us, but we managed to burn them off.’ The break was even more enjoyable for the talented junior given the fact that his father Craig was in the same break! The 5 breakaway artists swapped turns and kept clear of the chasing bunch, lining up for the sprint, which Moore Jr. took narrowly from John Mogavero who took the trophy as the first FCC rider, and Cory Basaraba in third. Moore Jr. started racing in 2014 for Brunswick, and has been bitten by the racing bug ever since. ‘My dad got me into it. I love the atmosphere at all the races. It’s without doubt what keeps me at it. I enjoy riding on the road more than the track and my goal for this season is to make the Under 17 Victorian State Road Team.’

D Grade saw Paul Beasley chuffed to take his first win in quite some time, taking the trophy in a sprint from Robert Nichols and David Diviny.
A: 1st Dominik Dudkiewicz, 2nd Morgan Smith, 3rd Matthew Robertson, 4th Travis Small, 5th Mat Elkan.
B: 1st Daniel Bucknall, 2nd Josh Grieve, 3rd Hamish Munro, 4th Hans Birk*, 5th Glen Grbesa.
C: 1st Oskar Moore, 2nd John Mogavero*, 3rd Cory Basaraba, 4th Craig Moore, 5th Alastair Delooze.
D: 1st Paul Beasley, 2nd Robert Nichols, 3rd David Diviny, 4th Brett Bolam, 5th Ray Moriaty.