...culminating in two Elite races – Men and Women
Race ambassador and Orica GreenEdge rider Simon Gerrans will fight it out with best riders from Victoria, Australia and the rest of the world.
Welcome to one of the toughest, richest and most iconic bike races Australia has ever seen. This will be a race to remember, setting a new benchmark for spectacular action and criterium competition. The 90 Minute Elite Men’s Team criterium race with a total cash prize pool of $17,500 will test some of the world's best professionals. The Men's Elite Race prize pool consists of place getters, a sprint points competition, most aggressive rider and 20 (yes 20) $500 sprint primes. In addition to the cash prize for each sprint and finish places, the first three riders in each sprint prime will receive points, which will accumulate during the race. The three riders with the highest points will receive prize money.
Some of the best international and Australian professional teams and riders are signed up, as this race will be the perfect hit out in the lead up to the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, Bay Crits, Nationals and Tour Down Under. This landmark event will sell out quickly, so you will need to form a team and enter faster than Mark Renshaw in a sprint. A full day of action is planned starting with support races from 7:30am and extending right through to the feature Elite Women's and Elite Men's events.
The event will be supported by the Soul Kitchen Cafe, DJ Kinky and commentary by the voice of Australian cycling Matthew Kennan as well as Olympian Robbie Crowe and Peter 'Monty' Montgomery.
Giant Bicycles Australia have increased their event sponsorship with an exciting Loyalty Prize offer. The first Giant rider to cross the finish line in Elite Women’s, as well as A, B, C and D Grades will be presented with a GIANT cheque (literally) to the value of $500 that you can spend on whatever you like at a participating Giant retail outlet.
After receiving feedback, we have changed the individual entry price for B grade from $45 to $40 and the A grade team entry from $300 to $250. Entrants who have paid the previously advertised entry fee will receive a cash refund on race day upon collection of race numbers.
We've been fielding lots of similar enquiries so please see the FAQ list under the Entry table.Go to FAQ's
The Urban Hotel on Fitzroy St, St Kilda are offering a super deal for visiting cyclists at $129 a night. You could pay for this with just one sprint win! Book through James at The Urban by emailing and mentioning that you are here for the SKCC race.Book Now
For those registering in to the Melbourne Sprint Criterium Champs support races please enter the same grade that you would normally enter, that is don't drop a grade. Computer will say no.
Simon Gerrans (Orica), Greg Henderson (Lotto), Koen De Kort (Argos), Michael Matthews (Rabbo), Calvin Watson (AIS) and Duncan Smith (O2).
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PRIZE MONEY (Conditions apply)*
For further information please contact the SKCC Race Director Adrian Vlok on 0417 928 779 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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* A grade Men, Elite Men & Elite Women prize money is guaranteed.
* Prize money for other grades is as advertised but may be subject to the number of entries received and at the discretion of SKCC. SKCC racing Start/Finish is in White Street, South Melbourne (Melways 2E F11). All riders should bring their current licence. We adopt a strict policy of No Licence No Ride. Please visit our website for more details. SKCC reserves the right to cancel, change the format, shorten an event, or alter prize money at the discretion of the Commissaire.