RACV Eildon Junior & Women\'s Tour (2012) - RACV Eildon Junior & Women\'s Tour
A two day stage race conducted around the pretty Eildon township and district. Over 130 Women (U19, Elite & Masters) and Juniors (J13 – J19Men) contested three stages: a fast, flat Individual Time Trial along the flat flood plain beside the Goulburn River; a flat road race around multiple loops of the Eildon Pondage with a spectacular finalé on the Dam Wall; and a mountain stage incorporating the testing though rewarding, Skyline Hill Climb.
Conditions forecast were of hail and rain! Luckily this didn’t eventuate, though most finishers battling the punchy Pinnager Rd climb to reach the Dam Wall experienced a Flandrian Finalé of the highest order. Squalls of wind & rain battered most riders as they crossed finish lines. Both the IRTT (Saturday) & Mountain Stage (Sunday) were conducted in still, though chilly conditions.
Winners of each category all received distinctive Winners Jerseys, trophies and prizes, with place-getters being recognized, too.
CLUB MESSAGES:Thanks to the hordes of Sponsors, volunteers, CV commissaires, Murrindindi Shire residents and businesses, parents and finally the enthusiastic riders for a great, safe and well-fought series of races.
This event was managed by Blackburn Cycling Club, and sanctioned and officiated by Cycling Victoria.