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Event Calendar & Disciplines

Event Location and Dates:

The VICS series will be held all over Victoria, with dates in both term 4 of 2016, and term 1 of 2017.

Please click on the location for each event for more information. 

 

Date

Location

Discipline

 Start Time and Distance Start List / Results

Event 1


Sunday 6th of November 2016 

Caribbean Gardens - 1280 Ferntree Gully Rd, Scoresby VIC 3179


 

Individual Time Trial

Riders will be graded based on their times set in the ITT and the grades will be used for the VICS series.

 Registration opens at 12:30pm. First rider off at 1:31pm 

Juniors: 3 laps- 10.2km

Seniors: 4 laps - 13.6km 

 

Start List 
        
   

 Results

Event 2

Saturday 12th November 2016

Kew

Criterium

 
Time Grade Allocation
9.00am Junior Female A/B junior Male B 20mins +2 laps
9:30am Junior Male A/C 20mins +2 laps
10am Senior Female A/B,
Senior Male C*
25mins +2 laps
10:30am Laps with Simon Gerrans 15 mins
10:45am Senior Male B/D 25mins + 2 Laps
11.15am Senior Male A 25mins + 2 Laps
11.45am Presentations with Simon Gerrans 25mins

12:10pm Photo opportunity for school teams / individuals 20mins

12.30pm Finish
*Please note the change in start time for Senior Male C

Start List

RESULTS

Event 3

Friday 25th November 2016

Sandown

Team Time Trial

Start times for the Team Time Trial 

Junior Female Teams at 5:30pm

Junior Male Teams at 5:34pm

Senior Female Teams at 6:00pm

Senior Male Teams at  6:02pm

Two minute intervals between teams

 Distance Juniors 4 laps-13.2Km

Seniors 6 laps - 19.6 Km

 Registration opens at 4:30pm

 

Start List

RESULTS

VICS Grand Fondo 

Saturday 7th January 2017

Ballarat

Gran Fondo

VICS during the Grand Fondo 
Only Senior Riders can compete 
Cost is $35 
2 laps of the National Course 
Entry via here
 START LIST
RESULTS

Event 4

Sunday 5th February 2017

Herald Sun Tour - King Lake 

Time Trial

A 8 to 9 km time trial before the final stage of the Heard Sun Tour. The start line will be at Captains Creek Road and the finish just before Orchard Road on Kinglake-Glenburn Road. Start time will be 11am. Riders will go off in waves. Presentations to be held in the finishing area for the Heard Sun Tour during the final stage of the tour.  

Please note: Distance subject to change.

START LIST
RESULTS

Event 5

Saturday 18th February 2017

Kew

Criterium

  START LIST
RESULTS

Event 6

Saturday 4th March 2017

Casey Fields

Criterium    START LIST
RESULTS

Event 7 
Sunday 26th March 2017  Caribbean Gardens Team Time Trial & Criterium     START LIST
RESULTS
 

 Grading for the 2016-17 VICS Series

 

Disciplines

Individual Time Trial (ITT)

ITT’s will require individuals to compete on their own in a race against the clock. Riders will complete multiple laps of a closed circuit and winners will be decided on their overall time judged as when they cross the start/finish line for the final time. Competitors can benchmark their ongoing performances by making improvements in time either individually or against their peers.

Team Time Trial (TTT)

TTT’s will require individuals to compete in teams of four in a race against the clock. Teams will complete multiple laps of a closed circuit and the team’s time will be taken when the third rider crosses the start/finish line for the final time. Teams can distribute workload and ride in any formation they see fit. Proper strategy and training for TTTs will be provided to teachers and schools via Cycling Victoria [see: teacher resources]. For a quick introduction to TTTs, please see the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMECFnQLfv8  

Criterium

Criterium events will be mass start [separated by grade and gender, see: Grading] whereby grades race as a bunch for a specified time plus additional circuits, for example, 30 minutes plus three laps. The winner will be the first rider to cross the start/finish line. In a similar fashion to the running of the Melbourne Cup, riders may ‘attack’ early and try to catch others off guard. Or, riders may opt to keep their noses out of the wind and save their efforts for later in the race. 

Criteriums are also team oriented events whereby the teams that work well together have the greatest chance of success. Schools are encouraged to enact the team tactics seen at the Tour de France and further training and strategy advice will be forthcoming in the teacher training provided by Cycling Victoria.

Contact

Alan Mok - 8480 3077
alan.mok@cycling.org.au