Eureka OPEN information – Sunday 26 February – 10am

2017 Eureka Cycling OPEN race

RON RIVETTE CLASSIC

proudly presented by

SHANE COOK HOMES

2017 Ron Rivette Classic poster 2

This is a VVCC open handicap race.

ENTRIES for this event are now CLOSED

Entries to VVCC events are conducted online via the VVCC website.
http://www.veterancycling.com.au/events.html

Race Date: Sunday 26th February
Registration: before 9:30 am (upstairs)
Race Start: 10 am (limit group)

Facilities at Eureka club rooms:
ladies and mens change rooms – toilets and showers

 HOT COFFEE & CHOCOLATE:
A coffee van will be onsite up until the start of the race – bring money to purchase drinks from this vendor

Soft drinks and bottled water are available for purchase upstairs in the club rooms

Post race food and presentations:
The famous Eureka feast will be held upstairs in the club rooms.
Presentations will also take place upstairs after the race.
Plenty of food and hot drinks for everyone – riders, officials and spectators!  All FREE of course!

 

 

Download and print off your own copy of the race circuit via the link below.

EVCC 2017 Eureka Open course map

EVCC Eureka Open course map

Course notes:

The race distance is approximately 58 kilometres around the (extended) Mt. Misery circuit.  Features of the course include long sections of wide roads and shorter sections of narrow roads.

Most of the climbing is completed inside the first 20 kilometres of the race.  The long downhill section (after the climb on Beaufort-Waubra Road) is not a place where the race can be won, however it is certainly a section that will costs some bunches the chance of victory.  Speeds on this section of the course will exceed 55 kph.

Snaking bumpy roads along the western side of the course will cause havoc with the groups trying to maintain rhythm, however the turn off Black Bottom Road back towards the east will be where the race is shaped.  The first two kilometres of Ercildoune Road is very narrow and crosswinds will rip bunches apart as the race starts to come back together.

The race turns onto Hendersons Road with seven kilometres remaining to race.  A short rise on the narrow section will be the catalyst for attacks within the leading bunch.  Across the Avenue Road and the chasers will be able to see all the riders ahead as they plunge down towards the final corner.  There is still plenty of time to make the catch!

After the final turn at the pig farm, there are still almost three kilometres until the finish line, with the first two kilometres slightly uphill.  Northerly winds on the course will assist bunches riding fast – yet also make the finish straight that more demanding.

The group with the best cohesion will have the best chance of taking the victory on this circuit.
Too much effort, too early will see groups break up before the climbing has finished and breakaways often fail on this circuit.

RON RIVETTE CLASSIC

proudly presented by

SHANE COOK HOMES

2017 Ron Rivette Classic poster 2

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