Format: El Traditional XC race
Avoca, Central Victoria – Mount Avoca Winery
Date – Sunday 6th August, 2017
Race Start time – 10am and 11:15am
Rego open time – Opens at 8:30am, closes at 9:45 am
Rider info pack – coming soon
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 5km loop. The number of laps to be completed will be dependent on the category entered. There will be 2 start times so that we generally separate riders on course so faster riders are not sharing the course with more beginner slower riders which makes it more enjoyable for everybody.
Start Group 1 – 10:00am start time
1A, Under 17 Men, Masters 3/4 Men, Masters 5+ Men, Open Women
1B, 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.
Start Group 2 – 11:15 Start Time
Elite Men, Elite Women, Masters 1/2 Men, Under 17 Men
No new laps are allowed to be started after the first elite rider has crossed the line to complete their race. 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)
Open Men & Women (1.15 – 1.30)
Masters 1/2 Men & Women (1.15 – 1.30)
Masters 3/4 Men & Women (1.00 – 1.15)
Master 5+ Men & Women (0.45 – 1.00)
U17 Men & Women (0.45 – 1.00)