2009 Jayco Bay Cycling Classic

Event Details

2009 Jayco Bay Cycling Classic

Time: January 2, 2009 at 12:30pm to January 6, 2009 at 9:30pm
Location: Victoria, Australia
Website or Map: http://www.jaycobayclassic.com
Event Type: Criterium
Organized By: 2009 Bay Classic
Latest Activity: Jan 2, 2009

Event Description

Stage 1 - Williamstown, Friday 2 Jan
Start: 12:30 pm - Support
1:30 pm - Elite Women
2:30 pm - Elite Men

This circuit, along the shores of Hobsons Bay, will test riders as they hit the anchors for the tight corners. Everyone is on edge for this first race in the series.

Stage 2 - Geelong, Eastern Park - Long course - Saturday 3 Jan
Start: 12:30 pm - Support
1:30 pm - Elite Women
2:30 pm - Elite Men
4:00 pm - Celebrity

This spectacular course is approximately two kilometres around the magnificent Geelong Botanic Gardens. It provides elevated views of Corio Bay and has a long straight to the finish. A wonderful circuit slightly more suited to the true roadies.

Stage 3 - Geelong, Eastern Park - Short course - Plus Amy’s Ride, Sunday 4 Jan
Start: 8:30 am - Amy's Ride
1:30 pm - Support
2:20 pm - Elite Women
3:10 pm - Elite Men
4:20 pm - Celebrity

This spectacular course is approximately one kilometre around, the back straight provides elevated views of Corio Bay and then riders encounter a small climb up to the finish in front of the magnificent Geelong Botanic Gardens. It will take a bit of attention to ride this course well and that will provide for sensational action.

Stage 4 - Portarlington, Monday 5 Jan
Start: 12:30 pm - Support
1:30 pm - Elite Women
2:30 pm - Elite Men

The toughest criterium circuit on the bay. A testing climb and some sharp corners makes it a leg-sapping race and a survival of the fittest.

Stage 5 - Geelong, Eastern Beach - Ritchie Boulevard - Tuesday 6 Jan
Start: 4:30 pm - Celebrity race
5:00 pm - Support
6:00 pm - Elite Women
7:15 pm - Elite Men

This circuit is fast - a 600-metre hot-dog course that tests the bike handling skills of the best riders. It has beautiful views across Geelong's magnificent waterfront, making this race popular with fans, who sit on a grassy embankment in a natural amphitheatre that has sensational views of the entire circuit.

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