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CANCELLED: Tour de Metro race 2 at NB

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Cancelled due to five-day lockdown in Victoria from 11.59pm Thursday.

Entries have been scratched and refunds issued. We will work with Eastern Cycling Club to reschedule this race as soon as we are able.

 

Race 2 of the Tour de Metro returns to National Boulevard this Sunday with the decision to split the race start times after large bunches in several grades at Yarra Glen last weekend.

Chief referee Albert Rain and handicapper Bruce Logan have made the decision to run this Sunday’s event as two separate races in the interests of rider safety. This will also apply for Tour de Metro Race 4.

The format and start times as follow:

Start time 9:30AM for grades B, D & E:

  • B grade will race for 55 minutes
  • D grade will race for 50 minutes
  • E grade will race for 45 minutes

Start time 10:40AM for grades A, C & F:

  • A grade will race for 60 minutes
  • C grade will race for 50 minutes
  • F grade will race for 40 minutes

Registration will now be held outside in front of the café car park. Registration will open at 8:30am, riders will be issued numbers to place on their back and left side of their jersey.

Riders in D, E & F grades are asked to bring their race numbers.

All Northern riders who have a graded cap that has been issued as part of your kit, are asked to also bring it for their race. Riders who have a helmet that is predominantly black, white, green, yellow, blue or red and are racing in the grade that matches their grade colour, a cap is not required to be worn while racing.

We need some assistance with marshalling and first aid this weekend so if you can help out please contact Tim Anderson.

Thank you to our club member David Drew who has helped out and organised getting a certified traffic controller, who will be controlling traffic at the roundabout for both our Tour de Metro races. A big thank you also to all our officials who will be helping out at both events this Sunday.

Entries for this Sunday’s racing are being taken on Entry Boss and will close this Friday at 11pm.

Aggregate points

Aggregate points after Tour de Metro Race One, Northern 57 points and Eastern 38 points.

Individual male aggregate leaders are Northern members Gary Dodds, Scott Gregory, Nick Nomikos, Matt Sherwin and Eastern Tony Renehan all on 8 points. Leading the female aggregate is our club captain Tanya Simpson on 5 points.

Aggregate female & male winners will be awarded trophy and $100.00.

Points Allocation
8 or more riders; 1st – 8pts, 2nd – 5pts, 3rd – 3pts, 4th – 2pts, 5th – 1point
6-7 riders; 1st – 5pts, 2nd – 3pts, 3rd – 2pts,4th – 1point
4-5 riders; 1st -3pts, 2nd – 1point
Less than 4 riders, 1st – 2pts, 2nd – 1point

Please keep up to date on the COVID news coming out and hopefully it doesn’t have any effect on our racing coming up this Sunday.