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The Goulburn to Sydney Cycle Classic was held over the weekend and it’s a race that I’ve long wanted to. It’s Australia’s second oldest bike race which was established in 1902. That’s one year older than the Tour de France. Back in the day over 80 years ago Sir Hubart Opperman held the 170km race record of 5hrs 22mins 30secs along the same route (this year they covered it in 3:45!). The race starts in Goulburn, Australia’s first inland city, and finishes in the historic town of Camden.
Steele “The Hoff” Von Hoff (Genesys Wealth Advisors) who’s had a spectacular season and took the road stage honors yesterday. With a name like Steele Von Hoff, he was destined to win bike races. Not only that, from what I understand he also has incredible peak power and puts a 10m gap into his competitors with his initial kick and manages to hold them off in the bunch finishes. At only 23 years old, he’s gonna be a star.
You can find a very good race report on the KMDRacing.com blog.
1 Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers) 0:04:35.30
2 Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers) 0:04:38.28
3 Adam Phelan (Drapac Professional Cycling Team) 0:04:38.52
4 Joseph Lewis (Bikebug.com) 0:04:39.36
5 Kyle Marwood (Genesys Wealth Advisers) 0:04:40.14
6 Steele Von Hoff (Genesys Wealth Advisers) 0:04:41.32
7 Rhys Pollock (Drapac Professional Cycling Team) 0:04:42.36
8 Ben Kersten (Jayco-2XU) 0:04:42.65
9 Mark Jamieson (Jayco-2XU) 0:04:43.45
10 Benjamin Hill (Jayco-2XU) 0:04:43.46
Goulburn to Sydney Results
1 Steele Von Hoff (Genesys Wealth Advisers) 3:45:11
2 Adam Phelan (Drapac Professional Cycling Team)
3 Chris Jory (Bikebug.com)
4 Joshua Atkins (Suzuki/Trek)
5 Jason Spencer (Budget Forklifts)
6 Johnnie Walker (V Australia)
7 Nathan Haas (Genesys Wealth Advisers)
8 Peter Herzig (Budget Forklifts)
9 Dale Parker (Jayco-2XU)
10 Jay Bourke
1st Nathan Hass – Team Genesys Wealth Advisors
2nd Adam Phelan – Drapac
3rd Steele Von Hoff – Genesys Wealth Advisors
King of the Mountain – Sam Rutherford
Sprint Champion – Nathan Haas
Teams – Genesys Wealth Advisors
Division 2 Overall Winner – Troy Herfoss (Goulburn)