Victoria’s Summer of Cycling will finish with a crescendo as nearly 200 male and female riders line up for the world’s second oldest one-day race, the Melbourne to Warrnambool this weekend.
This Saturday February 4 is the 267km Men’s race, and on Sunday February 5 the ladies will race the second annual Lochard Energy Warrnambool Women’s Cycling Classic – one of the longest one-day road races in the world for women at 160 kilometres.
The two main races will be bolstered by the locally hosted Warrnambool KFC Criterium and The Royal Bikes Port Campbell to Warrnambool Handicap events.
Provisional start lists showcase a host of international and local riders who have signed up for both races. While the field is wide open and the ‘Warrny’ is full of fairytale finishes, it seems in the women’s Chloe Hosking, Peta Mullins, Gina Ricardo, Alli Anderson and Lucinda Stewart will lead the charge while in the men’s Kane Richards, Graeme Frislie, Elliot Schultz, Lachlan Morton and Connor Sens will be the ones to watch.
Powercor Melbourne to Warrnambool Road Race Classic 2023 (Mens)
- Saturday February 4, leaving Avalon Airport at 8.00am
- Distance is 267KM
- Expected finish time at Raglan Pde Warrnambool between 2pm and 4pm
- The race will be broadcast on SBS On Demand and the SBS Cycling Central Facebook page from 11:30am to 3:00pm AEDT.
Lochard Energy Warrnambool Women’s Cycling Classic (Womens)
- Sunday February 5, leaving Colac Velodrome at 9.30am
- Distance is 160KM
- Expected finish time at Raglan Pde Warrnambool between 1pm and 2pm
- The race will be broadcast on SBS On Demand and the SBS Cycling CentralFacebook page from 11:00am to 2:00pm AEDT.