Bay Classic Series
The Bay Classic Series (currently running as the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic) is a road cycling race held annually in and around Port Phillip Bay in Victoria, Australia. The race consists of both a men's and a women's competition over four stages.
The men's stages are approximately one-hour criteriums (45 minutes plus 10 laps) with three sprints at 15-minute intervals. The women's stages are approximately 45-minute criteriums (30 minutes plus 10 laps) with two sprints at 15-minute intervals. Points are awarded to the first 10 riders at the finish (12, 10, 8 to 1). Additional points are awarded in the intermediate sprints to the first three places (3, 2 & 1 points) towards a separate sprint classification. A team classification is calculated from the points of the highest ranked three riders in each team of five.
Many world-class riders have previously ridden in the "Bay Classic Series", including Graeme Brown, Robbie McEwen, Mark Renshaw, Baden Cooke and Chris Sutton.
|Year||Men's winner||Women's winner|
|2014||Brenton Jones||Giorgia Bronzini|
|2013||Caleb Ewan||Melissa Hoskins|
|2012||Allan Davis||Melissa Hoskins|
|2011||Matthew Goss||Rochelle Gilmore|
|2010||Chris Sutton||Rochelle Gilmore|
|2009||Graeme Brown||Kirsty Broun|
|2008||Mark Renshaw||Megan Dunn|
|2007||Mark Renshaw||Katherine Bates|
|2006||Hilton Clarke||Katie Mactier|
|2004||Baden Cooke||Oenone Wood|
|2002||Robbie McEwen||Rochelle Gilmore|
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