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St. Kilda Cycling Club

Stage 20 of the Tour de France 2013, the penultimate stage.

With some tough climbs and a summit finish there is bound to be drama.

Join fellow St Kilda Cycling Club and Bicycle Network Victoria members as we celebrate the 100th Tour de France, gain some insights and share the highs and lows of Stage 20.

Master of ceremonies for the night will be Lee "Hollywood" Turner - stay tuned for more announcements about the evening.

When: 9.30pm Saturday 20 July 2013
Where: The Grosvenor Hotel: 10 Brighton Road, St Kilda East
Cost: $20 - includes your first drink on arrival and finger food throughout the night
How: Places are limited, secure your place now. Tickets for sale online at the SKCC Shop.


It’s that time of year again !
Do you have a group of SKCC mates that you’d like to form a club team with ?
SKCC will be submitting multiple teams for the Victorian Club Teams Time Trial Championships held in Buninyong on Sunday, 28th July.
Club honour is at stake ! We already have one Men’s Team and five Women’s Teams training for this event, but we want more !
Team Categories are:
Women, Masters Women (3 riders – time taken on 2nd rider)
Elite Men, Masters Men (4 riders – time taken on 3rd rider)
Masters Men (AGE RESTRICTED) (3 riders with a combined age of 135+ - time taken on 2nd rider)
All categories are out and back, south along Buninyong-Mt Mercer Rd.
Distance is 50km.
Team vehicles will be allowed on the course this year. Rules for team vehicles are here.
All riders from the team must be SKCC members and must wear an SKCC Club jersey.
If you, or any of your team members don’t have an SKCC jersey, then we can loan you one for the event.

SKCC will submit teams and SKCC will pay the team entry fee.
Is that a good deal or what ?
Interested parties can contact Gaelene Snelling via email or on 0414 432 850


Or if you have a great original picture, please forward to
for the Editor's choice. 

Speaking of editors choice, here's a little something 'Ed' found on YouTube that'll give you something to laugh about on your Friday afternoon -


Perfect for those who can’t commit to a full year of racing, a 6 month licence means you’re eligible to take in the last half of the winter season and the first half of the summer criterium season.
Head to the Cycling Australia website and join up (for first timers) or renew (for returning members). The prices charged for each licence category have been adjusted to reflect the 6 month fee.
See below for 6 month membership costs for an SKCC member:


Photo Source: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images Europe
We sprang this announcement on our members only four days out from race day……”We’re having our first ITT Club Championship event !”
Our members asked for it, suggested how it could be done, so we acted !
The SKCC ITT Club Championships were run concurrently with the Northern Combine ITT Championships last Saturday,  at Balliang on a 24.1km out and back circuit. The weather was kind, and as an added bonus Footscray Cycling Club invited Combine members to race with them from Balliang from 1.30pm (very civilised time).
SKCC boasts some fantastic time trialists and while not everyone’s favourite, many of you are passionate about the ‘race of truth’.
Listed below is the SKCC entire field with fastest times and placegetters within category.
WOMEN - Fastest Times        
First Last Time Category    
Bridie O'Donnell 35.16 MAS2/3    
Kimberley Wepasnick 39.43 ELITE/MAS1    
Nicky St Clair 41.15 ELITE/MAS1    
Dale Maizels 41.32 MAS4/5    
Jo Riley 41.53 MAS4/5    
Samantha Sutton 43.34 MAS4/5    
Rachael Rylance 45.08 ELITE/MAS1    
Kat Grundy 45.14 MAS2/3    
MEN - Fastest Times        
First Last Time Category    
Brian Darby 33.14 MAS2/3    
Bill Gordin 33.52 MAS6+    
Christopher Lee 34.56 ELITE/MAS1    
Tim McGrath 35.10 MAS4/5    
Jason Richards 35.47 MAS2/3    
Damian Eagle 35.54 MAS4/5    
Clay Durbridge 36.30 ELITE/MAS1    
Mark Hutchison 37.38 MAS2/3    
Paul Speed 37.53 ELITE/MAS1    
Lloyd Henriksson 37.56 MAS2/3    
James Dunn 37.59 ELITE/MAS1    
Greg Chintock 38.15 MAS2/3    
Bruno Rabl 38.38 MAS4/5    
David Dunn 40.11 MAS6+    
Steve Sutton 41.07 MAS4/5    
Brendan Sayer 47.17 MAS2/3    
Nick Bensley DNF - Mechanical ELITE/MAS1    
Open Club Championship - Women Open Club Championship - Men
1st Bridie O'Donnell 1st Brian Darby
2nd Kimberley Wepasnick 2nd Bill Gordin
3rd Nicky St Clair 3rd Christopher Lee
MAS2/3 Championship - Women MAS2/3 Championship - Men
1st    Bridie O'Donnell 1st Brian Darby
2nd    Kat Grundy   2nd Jason Richards
      3rd Mark Hutchison
MAS4/5 Championship - Women MAS4/5 Championship - Men
1st Dale Maizels 1st Tim McGrath
2nd Jo Riley   2nd Damian Eagle
3rd Samantha Sutton 3rd Bruno Rabl
      MAS6+ Championship - Men
      1st Bill Gordin
      2nd David Dunn


What a week for Aussie cycling!
After almost one week of the SKCC TDF Tipping completion team I Should Ride My Own Bike has put a firm stamp on the competition, leading for the majority of the competition and currently sitting on 528 points with 3 transfers left. The positive news for the competitors is that I Should Ride My Own Bike is loaded with sprinters : Impey, EBH, Cavendish, Sagan and Greipel.

Second and Third places are taken by Meatwagon Cycling Team (518 points) and Boxing Kanga (516 points) respectively. Fourth spot and still with 8 transfers remaining is Just Riding Along, doing that exactly, sitting nicely on 495 points…
With points on offer heading into the mountains, the teams who have Team Sky, Movistar, Astana and SaxoBank riders may start to get into the money… if you have Euskaltel riders… bad luck (and what were you thinking!?)

Graphic courtesy of
Out of form??
The climbers haven’t had their day in the sun yet, so take little notice of their points tally. Watch for Richie to nab a stage win if Froome is cruising along as nicely as they expect and Michael Rodgers to try and power Alberto up into the  maillot jaune!

Graphic courtesy of
 Regarding transfers, make sure once you complete your transfers your SAVE YOUR TEAM! Otherwise the transfers will not come into effect!
Thanks for all who are playing along so far; prepare to see the big hitters (all 60kgs of them) come into play for the next couple of weeks.
PS- If you didn’t put Gerro into your team in the first week you should have a long hard look at yourself! ;)
Until next week,

Special thanks to Dan Wilkins for managing this comp for the club, he's alright he is.


SKCC members Libby Williams (left) and Margi Cowgill making friends with Krys the Croc at the Purple Pub in Normanton
SKCC member Libby Williams set off for Far North Queensland a couple of weeks ago to do the 780km Cairns to Karumba charity ride which takes place on the 22/6 to 29/6.
Libby was looking forward to spending all day on the bike and meeting some great like-minded people as well as raising funds to support and benefit children who live in the remote rural areas of this region. But Libby didn’t know just how like-minded one of these people would be until she spotted another SKCC kit amidst the riders. Previously unknown to each other Libby & Margi Cowgill made an instant connection. Margi had also headed for the region specifically to do this ride and find some sunshine !
This ride is an annual event, so if you are keen for a sunny winter escape next year, visit

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