Champions of the track lining up

Bendigo Weekly | Bendigo Weekly | 20-Oct-2017

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Cody Torrington and Jacob Henery are ready for the track season. Photo: Andrew Perryman.
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A NEW event will form part of the Bendigo and District Cycling Club’s 2017/18 track calendar when the summer season starts next week.

For the first time, riders will have the chance to line up for the Champion of Champions title.

The new race will be a 1600-metre wheelrace, with a final event to be held on March 1 next year.

Throughout the season riders will accumulate points to qualify for the final,with the top 24 riders based on the season-long points tally to go into the final.

“One point will be given to any rider that makes a wheel race final throughout the 2017/18 track season,” the club’s Dion Jelbart said.

“Additional points will be given for the top five placings in any wheel race final throughout the season. First will get six points, second four points, third three points, fourth two points and one additional point for fifth.

“We thank Audi Bendigo for their ongoing generous support and allowing the club to host such a great event.”

The premier women’s race during the season, the Crystal Classic, will again be sponsored by DCK Real Estate.

The classic kicks off the program every Thursday and saw quality fields lining up all throughout last season.

Prizemoney for the classic is up to $1500 this season, which Jelbart said is much appreciated.

Track racing begins each Thursday night at Tom Flood Sports Centre with the J-Cycles junior program at 6.30pm before senior racing begins at 7pm.

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