The VICS series will be held all over Victoria, with dates in both term 4 of 2016, and term 1 of 2017.
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
Saturday 12th November 2016
Friday 25th November 2016
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
VICS Grand Fondo
Saturday 7th January 2017
Sunday 5th February 2017
Herald Sun Tour - King Lake
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.
Saturday 18th February 2017
Saturday 4th March 2017
Grading for the 2016-17 VICS Series
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 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.
Alan Mok - 8480 3077