The 2019 Goldfields Cyclassic will continue as a two-day, two-stage handicap race across the Goldfields from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Menzies and on to Leonora coinciding with the Leonora Golden Gift Foot
The 2019 Goldfields Cyclassic will continue as a two-day, two-stage handicap race across the Goldfields from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Menzies and on to Leonora coinciding with the Leonora Golden Gift Foot Race. Riders will be racing across some of the richest and historic landscapes of the Western Australian Goldfields.
With the mineral wealth of this area being world renowned, it’s appropriate that this race also boasts being “Australia’s Richest Handicap Cycle Race” with a total prize pool of approximately $40,000 up for grabs. Being a handicap race, riders in all grades have an opportunity to win. Held over the WA Day long weekend, the two-stage event will be run as two individual race stages – the Shire of Menzies – Menzies Classic and the Minara Resources Leonora Golden Wheels. Each rider will be assigned a finish time as the time after the lead rider crosses the line and the time the rider crosses the line for each race. Prize money is allocated on merit so the spread of prizes is equal and fair, if you win Line Honours then you are not eligible to win a grade prize. The amount of money to be won is allocated accordingly so you will always win the highest amount.
The 2018 Goldfields Cyclassic was won by Simon Billeau, in a combined time of 5 hours, 21 minutes. Womens Line Honours was won by Corrie Filmore in a time of 6 hours, 5 minutes.
For the weekend enthusiasts who would like to be included in this exciting and iconic event, the Community Challenge is a great way to explore the riches of the Goldfields and enjoy the achievement of completing the Menzies Classic with like minded colleagues or friends.
Stage 1: Shire of Menzies – 90th Menzies Classic – Chas Egan Memorial Race
The 2019 Shire of Menzies – Menzies Classic – Chas Egan Memorial Race will start in Kalgoorlie-Boulder and head north along the Goldfields Highway, through the eucalypt woodlands to Menzies, undulating over 132km. Four sprint sections await the opportunistic rider to try and grab some cash on the way. The race finishes in the main street of Menzies, opposite the Menzies Town Hall.
The race, being a handicap event, means all riders are placed behind the first rider over the line, regardless of which grade they ride in. Hence riders from all grades have the opportunity to win Line Honours.
Prior to 2011, only once before – for the Menzies Centennial in 1994 – did the race go in this direction.
The current record holder for this direction following the 2013 event is Alex Smyth from the Satalyst Giant Racing Team, in the time of 2 hours 32 minutes.
Stage 2: Minara Resources Leonora Golden Wheels
Riders completing the second stage of the Goldfields Cyclassic – the Minara Resources Leonora Golden Wheels start on Sunday morning in Menzies. They will continue north along the Goldfields Highway. After heading down the hill from Menzies, the road can be seen heading out across the Jeedamya plains to Leonora. This race again will be run as a stand-alone handicap race with three sprint sections set along the route. The race will enter the town of Leonora where riders will complete one lap of a very tight street circuit before hitting the finishing line where the celebrations around the Leonora Golden Gift take place.
june 1 (Saturday) - 2 (Sunday)