St Kilda Cycling Club’s (SKCC) Sunday morning crits in Port Melbourne are a great spot late December – huge fields, good coffee and a few pros warming up their off-season legs ahead of the Tour Down Under, minutes from the CBD.
The past couple of years have seen Sky, Lotto and Orica GreenEdge kits on the start line as well as young guns like Pat Lane (who last year starred in an elite men’s break with Greg Henderson as they nearly lapped the field in sweltering heat).
SKCC stepped it up again this year. The Logie-Smith Lanyon Super Crit last Sunday featured Aussie favourite Baden Cooke in his last pro race as well as big (equal) prizemoney for the men’s and women’s elite races. Nice! (The total prize pool for the elite women was $10,500; lower than the men’s due to the shorter duration and fewer intermediate sprints – all good.)
The elite women’s race went to Chloe Hosking and the men’s to young star Caleb Ewan. Details all over the web or the event site above.
But pix or it didn’t happen … Have a look at this video by Tom Reynolds. Good uses for drones. Who knew?
SKCC crits are run most Sundays all summer so have a look at the website for details.