Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Men's A Grade winner Nathan Elliot's race report

Race report by Men's A grade winner Nathan Elliot.

Winning sprint - ©  Jo Upton 

More photos

Additional photos have been added courtesy of

Jo Upton - 


Gary Trounson -

They stand by the side of the road in rain hail, or in this case fortunately sun taking these great pictures capturing the racing. So if you like their photos, please contact them to purchase.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Photos Road Race

Some photos of Sunday's action by

And one from Jo Upton -!/media/set/?set=a.569554559735128.1073741829.430407166983202&type=1

Photos ITT

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Weekend in review

Now into its fourth year, the Cycling Express Warburton race weekend hosted by the Blackburn Cycling Club has been run and won. Each year the event continues to grow, as word gets out about the great circuits on offer in the hills around Warburton.

With the Synergy Baku team entered, the start list for the weekend had an international flavour. The pleasant weather that greeted riders Saturday morning for the hill climb up Mt Donna Buang was a nice change from last year’s wet and cold conditions. Riders across the board were posting some impressive times; with Miranda Griffiths (Holden Women's Cycling team) the fastest of the women winning in 53:15 and Connor McConvey (Synergy Baku team) winning the Men’s with a blistering time of 45:13!

The circuit for Sunday’s road race led riders out through Powelltown on the Yarra Junction Noojee road, where all riders then continued with at least one lap of the hilly Piedmont loop. Great racing was had across all the grades, with the challenging course paring each bunch down by the finish. Women's A grade was won by Rebecca Locke (Liv/Giant) coming in just over two minutes ahead of Sarah Riley (Liv/Giant) and Rachel Ward (Bendigo & District CC). Men's A grade was a closer affair with Nathan Elliott (Target Trek) just getting the better of Peter English (St Kilda CC) with a strong throw to the line.

Congratulations to all the riders who raced over the weekend. Thanks  goes to Cycling Express for their continued support of our events. Also to the Commissaires, the Blackburn Cycling Club - Warburton race committee for their dedication in the months prior organizing the event, and all the volunteers who gave their time up on the weekend.  Mark it on your calendar for next year!

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Race Results for the ITT and Road Race

Results have now been posted for the Cycling Express ITT and Road Race. 

 A great weekend of racing is now at an end. I trust everyone enjoyed it out there, even if the wind today would have made the challenging course even tougher! 

Nice to read all the positive comments over on twitter #WarbieRR and #DonnaBuangITT. Please keep the comments coming; good or bad. We aim for the Warburton Race Weekend to be included in the VRS and are determined to make it happen.

I'll produce a write up of the weekend shortly, but a week of sleep deprivation preparing for this race  has taken its toll and I need to call it a night.

Though before I do, I would like to again thank the race committee who did many hours of work behind the scenes in the lead up, and the Blackburn cycling club members and others who volunteered their time on the day so you could race.

Martin Lama - Race Director

Get to registrations early!

Remember registration is open at 9am and will close at 9:45am. So get to the Wesburn oval early and be the first in line.

Also please bring a pair of scissors for the zip ties holding on your frame number, otherwise face a long queue for the few pairs floating around...