Round 4

Round 4 – Sunday 6th August

Format: El Traditional XC race

Avoca, Central Victoria – Mount Avoca Winery

Date – Sunday 6th August, 2017

Race Start time – 10:30am 

Rego open time – Opens at 8:30am, closes at 10:15 am 

Location and Parking:  Mount Avoca Winery – Moates Ln, Avoca VIC 3467

The race is located at Mount Avoca Winery, just 5kms from the town of Avoca.  This venue has alot of history in Mountain bike Cross Country racing where back in the 90s it hosted Australian National rounds with fields of over 400 riders.  Its since been res-erected and has hosted a few XC rounds and State championships.  Its a fast course where we generally see lap times for the elite closer to the 15min mark.  For this reason this race will have 2 race starts.

There is plenty of parking at the winery.   Click on the map below for the google map.

Race Format, Categories and Start Groups:

The race will be a classic XCO format with laps around an approximately 8km loop. The number of laps to be completed will be dependent on the category entered.

RACE START TIME – ALL CATEGORIES 10:30

Start order

Start 1. Elite Men, , Masters 1/2  Men, Under 17 Men, Open Men

Start 2. Masters 3/4 Men, Masters 5+ Men

Start 3. Elite Women, Under 17 Women, Open Women, Masters 1/2 Women, Masters 3/4 Women, Masters 5+ Women

No new laps are allowed to be started by any categories in these groups after 1:30 of race time. Any riders not allowed to go out will record a finish as +1 Lap or similar as their position in the race when they crossed the line the last time.

Category Target race times approx. (h:mm)

Elite Men & Women (1.30 – 1.45) – 5 Laps
Open Men & Women (1.15 – 1.30) – 4 Laps
Masters 1/2 Men & Women (1.15 – 1.30) – 4 Laps / 3 laps Women
Masters 3/4 Men & Women (1.00 – 1.15) – 4 Laps / 3 laps Women
Master 5+ Men & Women (0.45 – 1.00) – 3 Laps
U17 Men & Women (0.45 – 1.00) – 3 Laps / 2 laps Women