Stonewood Homes 66km Handicap - Saturday 24th March 2018
Great prize money on offer!
Junior ride option included - starting point to be confirmed.
Rider registration in Gore Town & Country Club car park, Bury Street, Gore from 1.00pm.
- Race starts at 1.30pm
- Rider entry fee: $20.00
- Race finishes on Racecourse Road, opposite the Ascot Raceway entrance at 3.30pm (approx).
- Presentations immediately follow the conclusion of the race.
- No following vehicles will be allowed passed the peloton once riders reach back of Woodlands. Vehicles wishing to make the finish should detour on to SH1 via Woodlands.
- Vehicles following the race are requested to have headlights on low beam and no hazard lights.
Please note the 67km Classic is restricted to U19 and above.
Junior ride option included - 32km Handicap
- Riders registration at Seaward Downs Play Centre, Corner of Rimu-Seaward Downs Road and Mataura Island Road.
-Race start 1.30pm
- Race entry fee: $10.00
- Race finishes on Racecourse Road, opposite the Ascot Raceway entrance
Gore to Invercargill Classic 2016
Christchurch cyclist Brent Spencer won the 67km Gore to Invercargill Road Classic on Thursday night in sunny Southland weather.
The Pegasus Club B Grade cyclist won the handicap race in a field of 48 riders which started at the Gore Town and Country Club and finished on Racecourse Road in Invercargill.
He started New Zealand's longest running cycling race in the third last group and worked his way with the bunch towards the front of the field, before turning the final corner in second place.
"It was a really good bunch, and obviously in the wind it was easier for us, with no head wind for scratch to catch us heading into Invercargill," he said.
"People started attacking once we hit the highway."
"When we got to the roundabout it was a matter of making sure I was first or second around there."
He then used his sprint skills to power his way across the line first.
Southland's Avanti Isowhey rider Matt Zenovich used the event as a build up for his season when he claimed the fastest time trophy with a time of 1:32:50 after starting from scratch.
Kate Smith claimed the first woman trophy, while Hayden Strong was the fastest junior.
Cycling continues with the New Year Track Carnival on Friday and Saturday night and the Ascot Park Criterium on Sunday from 10:30am.
Full results to come - check out the footage here
Article and photo courtesy Stuff
Results from the 2015 Gore to Invercargill Classic
1st Grant Colbran 1:55:05
2nd Daryl Haggerty
3rd Shirlene Rollo
4th Wayne Murchland
5th Sam Kopae
Fastest time- Justin Stott 1:28:15
Fastest Junior - Tom Sexton 1:34:18
Fastest Female - Gabby Vermunt 1:43:35
ARCHIVE: ADAMS CLAIMS 2013 GORE TO INVERCARGILL
Mid South Canterbury's Nathan Adams claimed the 83rd Gore to Invercargill Road Classic tonight in a bunch sprint finish on Tay Street.
A strong field of 67 lined up in 9 bunches over 38 minutes for the start in Gore, facing blustery headwinds.
After the front three groups came together they were able to stay away and in the end Adams was able to hold off Michael Greaves by a rim to claim the win with Erin Criglington taking third overall.
Scratch marker Cam Karwowski claimed fastest time honours in 1 hour 36 minutes 48 seconds, making up over 32 minutes on the front of the race over the 70km race. Sequoia Cooper took out the Fastest Women title and Josh Haggerty the fastest junior.
1. Nathan Adams
2. Michael Greaves
3. Erin Criglington
4. Brendan Akeroyd
5. Georgia Timpany
6. Jeff Rooney
7. Laura Heywood
8. Matt Malcolm
9. Tony Wilkins
10. Wally Kopae
Fastest time: Cameron Karwowski
Fastest Junior: Josh Haggerty
Fastest female: Sequoia Cooper
Brydone Hill Climb: 1. Sam Kopae; 2. Shirlene Rollo; 3. Wayne Murchland
Seaward Downs Hill Climb: 1. Tim Maynard; 2. Michael Greaves; 3. Alistair Green
|12||Max Anderson||@ '4|
|14||Shirlene Rollo||@ '7|
|15||Tim Maynard||@ '10|
|16||Wayne Murchland||@ '12|
|17||Marty Lohrey||@ '14|
|18||Sequoia Cooper||@ 2'55|
|26||Alistair Green||@ 4'17|
|27||Paddy Daly||@ 5'52|
|29||Cameron Karwowski||@ 5'55|
|35||Ant Leathart||@ 6'10|
|38||Brehan Cairns||@ 7'01|
|46||Geoff van Dam|
|50||Chad Adair||@ 8'24|
|52||Sier Vermunt||@ 9'12|
Fastest Junior Time
Fastest Women's Time
Brydone Hill Climb
Seaward Downs Hill Climb
ARCHIVE: KENNETT CLAIMS 2012 GORE TO INVERCARGILL
17/01/2012 - Junior Worlds representative Dylan Kennett again showed his class in winning a riveting Gore to Invercargill Classic last night.
After giving the front-markers a 30-minute head-start in Gore, Kennett was part of a scratch bunch which bided its time before reeling in the hard-working frontrunners at Kennington - just over five kilometres from the finish.
Veteren Barry Harcourt was chasing a record-equalling third Gore to Invercargill title and he was assisted in his cause by Erin Criglington, Shirlene Rollo, Georgia Timpany and Bruce Jenkins who worked well together to stay away.
But when the catch finally came, it came in a rush and ended with an epic sprint finish on Tay Street.
Tom Scully made his move 200 metres out but in the end Kennett would not be denied, beating home Pieter Bulling and Mark Spessot, with Scully having to be content with third.
Kennett also took out the Fastest Time and Junior Fastest Time to complete a healthy pay-day.
Sequoia Cooper claimed the first woman home from Erin Criglington and Georgia Timpany.
1st - Dylan Kennett, 2nd - Pieter Bulling, 3rd - Mark Spessot, 4th - Tom Scully, 5th - Hamish Tomlinson, 6th - Justin Stott, 7th - Michael White, 8th - Tayla Harrison, 9th - Daniel Ellison, 10th - Brad Tuhi
1st - Sequoia Cooper, 2nd - Erin Criglington, 3rd - Georgia Timpany
1st - Dylan Kennett, 2nd - Pieter Bulling, 3rd - Mark Spessot
1st - Dylan Kennett, 2nd Tayla Harrison, 3rd - Danial Ellison
Brydone Hill Climb
1st - Kylea Gough, 2nd - Shirlene Rollo, 3rd - Barry Harcourt
Seaward Downs Hill Climb
1st - Georgia Timpany, 2nd - Erin Criglington, 3rd - Sarah Tomlinson