AusCycling Victoria
2022 AusCycling State Cyclo-cross Series (VICXS) | Round 3 - Fruits of the Valley Cyclo-cross

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Date
Sat, 2 Jul 2022
Entries open
Sun, 22 May 2022 6:00 PM AEST
Entries close
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 11:59 PM AEST
Pay online by
Fri, 01 Jul 2022 11:59 PM AEST

Round 3 of the 2022 AusCycling State Cyclo-cross Series (VICXS) | Fruits of the Valley Cyclo-cross

proudly presented by Shepparton Cycling Club & AusCycling


Entries for Round 4 are available here


ABOUT

Event Overview

Event Type: State Series Cyclo-cross Event
Location: 100 Packham Street, Shepparton 3630
Eligible Age Groups (based on December 31 2023):
  • Women and Men A and B: U19, U23, Elite/Expert, Masters
  • Women and Men C and Open: U17, U19, U23, Elite/Expert, Masters
  • Young Guns: U15, U17
  • Kids: U13 and younger
Race Categories:
  • Series: Men and Women ABC
  • Additional event categories: Men and Women Open, Young Guns, Kids Pedal Bikes, Kids Balance Bikes
Entry Fees:
  • Women and Men ABC and Open: $30
  • Women and Men Open: $20
  • Young Guns: $20
  • Kids: $5

Entries and Registration

  • Entries open: At 6pm on Sunday, 22 May 2022
  • Entries close: Midnight on Wednesday, 29 June 2022
  • No entries on the day
  • Scratching: Entrants can withdraw with a self-serve, automated refund within EntryBoss prior to the scratching cut-off. A medical certificate within 7 days of the event will be required for refunds after entries have closed
  • Time Management: - Please aim to arrive with sufficient time to rego, get ready, familarise yourself with the course, say hi to mates and to warm up. Most people need at least an hour prior their race start.

IMPORTANT: After a successful entry the rider will automatically be given the status provisionally entered. This is normal and means the entry has officially been registered. The status won’t change until grading and membership have been confirmed by the handicappers. The status doubtful or waitlisted generally means the event category has reached it’s capacity and a rider has been moved to a waitlist.


Age and Membership Requirements

Race Membership
  • All riders need to hole either an AusCycling RACE ALL DISCIPLINE or OFF-ROAD membership to race.. PLEASE NOTE: Temporary or trial memberships are only accepted for Men and Women Open and Young Guns. Day membership?
Age Requirements (based on age on December 31 2023)
  • Women and Men A and B: U19, U23, Elite/Expert, Masters
  • Women and Men C and Open: U17, U19, U23, Elite/Expert, Masters
  • Young Guns: U15, U17
  • Kids: U13 and younger
Grading

If in doubt, please refer to this article from the FOJCX way-back machine for advice regarding grading. 

Please refer to the Series Regulations for more details on grading.


RACE DETAILS

Provisional Schedule Round 3

Category Call-Up Start Time Duration
Registration and Course Open 13:00 09:50
Free Practice 1 13:30 50min
Men C + Men Open + Young Guns Boys 14:20 14:30 Men C Grade (40min), Men Open and Young Guns Boys (30min)
Men B 15:15 15:25 50min
Women C + Women Open + Young Guns Girls 16:20 16:30 Women C Grade (40min), Women Open and Young Guns Girls (30min)
Free Practice 2 17:20 50min
Kids Racing - Balance Bikes 17:25 10min
Kids Racing - Pedal Bikes 17:40 20min
Presentations Wave 1 18:05 20mins
Presentations Kids 18:25 10mins
Women A + Women B 18:45 18:55 Women A (50min), Women B (40min)
Men A 20:00 20:10 60min
Presentations Wave 21:30 15mins
Clean Up Time! 21:50 30min

Subject to change depending on entry numbers.


Start and Race Procedure

  • Riders need to present for their race start at least 10 minutes ahead of the scheduled start time so that they can be called-up by Commissaires.
  • Call-Up: First race of the season, call-ups for Round 1 are based on last year's series points. At all other rounds the call-up order for the first 20 riders will be based on the series standings. After that the time of entry will determine the order. The top 20 riders will be called up individually, rest in number blocks.
  • Riders in timeslots with multiples categories racing: Staggered (delayed) start for riders with shorter race durations with everyone finishing together.
  • Finish: Race officials will calculate the total amount of laps for the fastest category based on the average lap times. The number of remaining laps changes as soon as the leader of the fastest grade crosses the finish line. Once the leader crosses the finish line the race ends for everyone else as soon as they cross the line. This means that for example, riders that are being caught by the leader on the leader’s last lap will not receive the bell (they were shown 2 laps but by the time they come around again the leader has already finished the race).

Race Format and Regulations

Resources
Technical Notes
  • CX bikes must run CX tyres - 35mm max width (as written on tyre with tiny allowance for tyre flare on wide rims). Definitely no gravel grinder or Monster Cross tyres in CX Race Category. Riders can race Opens with any tyre, any bike.
  • PITS will be in operation: - As is the tradition in Cross, mechanical assistance must be taken from the designated pit area. Spare wheels & bike changes cannot be taken from random locations on the course - only in the pits. Riders must run the course to the pits if their bike is unrideable. We will run double-sided pits so the max distance to pits should be no more than half a lap depending on course layout.
  • Race numbers and transponder: Every rider will be issued with a transponder (incl. ankle strap) as well as 2 cloth race numbers. All equipment must be immediately returned after the race (same numbers for both days)
Series Points

VICXS is a race series, and series placings are determined by a points aggregate across the series. Please note that riders that need to change grades during the series, can only take half their points with them upon grade changes. Please take this into consideration when selecting your grade.


Presentations and Prizes

Senior Grades Top 3 podium placings to receive vouchers and other prizes
Junior Grades Top 3 podium placings to receive vouchers

Presentations will be held in two lots: at the end of each wave


VENUE

Venue/Course Map

Please click Please click here for Saturday's course (reverse course and some changes for Sunday)

Getting There

Address: 100 Packham Street, Shepparton 3630
Facilities
  • Parking: Event and Spectator Parking available within the Sporting Precinct
  • Toilets: Additional toilets will be supplied by Host
  • Bike wash station: Yes (hose and running water)
  • Food/Coffee Vendors: Host will arrange additional catering vendors
  • Canteen: Shepparton Cycling Club to operate club canteen

CONTACT

AusCycling (entries, grading, regulations)

Event Manager
Annina Gallagher
annina.gallagher@auscycling.org.au

Shepparton Cycling Club (event)

Event Director
Bradley Higgins
higgins.brad@bigpond.com
0418 350 840

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Cyclocross Categories
$30.00
Open M&W
$20.00
Young Guns
$20.00
Small Kids
$5.00

A payment card fee may apply (calculated at checkout).