2014 Victorian State XC Championship

The 2014 State XC Championship will be held at the Mount Avoca Winery on 16th November.

Big Hill Events are happy to announce the 2014 State XC Championships will be held on Sunday 16th November at the Mount Avoca Winery. The race will take elite riders 8 laps round the 7k course, each lap taking elite riders roughly 16 minutes, with less laps for other categories. This event will attract riders from all across Victoria along with friends and family to the Pyrenees Shire throughout the weekend.

The event is taking place the day after the Run From The Hills trail running race, which will result in an influx of people to the Mount Avoca Winery and will create a great atmosphere for both runners and cyclists alike.

8 Laps: Elite Men
6 Laps: Elite Women, Vet Men, Expert Men, U19
5 Laps: Masters, Vet Women, Expert Women, Sport Men, U17
4 Laps: Sport Women, U15, Super Masters

2012 Race Report:

The 2012 Victorian State Championship was held by Big Hill Events at the picturesque Mount Avoca Winery with competitors completing laps of the fast and frantic 6.3k course.

The Junior categories were full of talent for the future, including Liam Jeffries (1st in Under 15s), Mitch Greenway (1st in Under 17s) and in the Under 19s it was a hot contest between Torq riders Jason Lowndes and Tasman Nankervis – with Chris Hamilton dominating (1st) and also getting the lap record of 14:46seconds.

The Expert Mens category turned in to the closest race of the day with Owen Hughes (1st), Todd Cuthbert (2nd) and Mick Brown (3rd) sticking to each other on every lap.

In the Elite Womens category it was a tight race for 3rd place between Nicole Jeffries and Kim McCormack with Kim getting the podium spot by 1 second. Melissa Anset State Cyclo Cross Champion, with wins at Mt Buller Festival and Alice Springs and enduro stage races this year put in a fantastic performance finishing second a couple of minutes behind Myriam Guillot the Adventure Team French contender. Myriam, who had taken part in a 7k trail run the day before, put in a huge effort and completed her 6 laps in a great time of 1:47:38seconds.

The top four Elite Men (Rohin Adams, Paul Redenbach, Michael Crosbie and Peter Kutschera) stuck to each other like glue, until lap 7 when Kona rider Paul Redenbach dropped off. In the final lap Peter Kutschera grasped victory within 500 meters with a massive attack to the line, Michael Crosbie in tow and Rohin Adams in 3rd.

On behalf of Big Hill Events we would like to congratulate our new Victorian State XC Champions – Peter Kutschera and Melissa Anset.

For full results please visit the results page