AusCycling | State Cyclo-cross Series | Victoria

State Cyclo-cross Series | Victoria

Series Objectives

The key objectives of the Victoria State CX Series are:

  • To provide an underpinning series of events to the National CX Series
  • To provide a calendar of events that are of high interest to various levels of participants
  • To raise the standard of competition amongst Victoria’s cyclists
  • Increase the geographic spread of Cyclo-Cross

Series Standings before Round 3

Grading lists and promotions/eligible promotions before Round 3



Series Events

RoundDateLocationHostEntriesResults
1Saturday 3 July 2021CreswickVOGAClosedResults
2Sunday 4 July 2021CreswickVOGAClosedResults
CANCELLEDSaturday 30 July Mt. BeautyMount Beauty Cycling Clubn/an/a
CANCELLEDSunday 1 August BrightAlpine Cycling Clubn/an/a
CANCELLEDSunday 5 September 2021BeechworthBeechworth Chain Gang

n/a

n/a
CANCELLEDSunday 12 September 2021Coburg VelodromeDirty Deeds CXn/an/a
CANCELLEDSaturday 9 October 2021WarragulKSJ Events & Warragul CCn/an/a
CANCELLEDSunday 10 October 2021WarragulKSJ Events & Warragul CCn/an/a


Series Eligibility

The following categories are official series categories:

Men ABC
Women ABC

Series Eligibility

Age categories in the 2021 Series are defined by the rider’s age on December 31st 2022.

Riders who are born on or before the 31st of December 2007 (J17) are eligible to compete in the Series and Open categories. 

Most events will offer a ‘Young Guns’ category which will be open to J17 through to experienced J13 riders.

Anyone entering Young Guns needs to talk to the Race Director or PCP on race day to assess their suitability. Riders may have a chaperone when participating in the 'Young Guns' category. This is not a series category.

Riders in all categories must present a current and appropriate 2021 race membership.

Riders must be an AusCycling Race Member (Off-Road or All Disciplines)

Interstate Participation is encouraged in the series. These individuals will be provided a grade upon their first event entry. They are required to provide proof of their ability level at the time of event registration.

*Age categories at State Championships in June will be defined by the rider’s age on December 31st of 2022. 

**Temporary trial memberships offered by AusCycling are allowed for club racing only and won’t be permitted in the VICXS categories. However they may be used in the club support categories (e.g. Open or Young Guns).

Series Points

Placing  

Points  

Placing  

Points  

Placing

Points

Placing

Points

1  

100  

11  

59  

21

35

31

15

2  

95  

12  

56  

22

33

32

13

3  

90  

13  

53  

23

31

33

11

4  

85  

14  

50  

24

29

34

9

5  

80  

15  

47  

25

27

35

7

6  

76  

16  

45  

26

25

36

5

7  

72  

17  

43  

27

23

37

4

8  

68  

18  

41  

28

21

38

3

9  

64  

19  

39  

29

19

39

2

10  

62  

20  

37  

30

17

40

1

The following standard points scale will be applied for all series events: 

The minimum number of events to qualify for series recognition is one (1) round.  

State series points will be calculated by adding points from the best four (4) rounds based on the overall finishing place (rank).

Riders who are upgraded or downgraded will only carry half (1/2) of their points.

Categories

The following categories (target race time) must be run as part of each series event:

Men A-Grade (60 mins)

Men B-Grade (50 mins)

Men C-Grade (40 mins)

Women A-Grade (50 mins)

Women B-Grade (40 mins)

Women C-Grade (40 mins) '

Minor alterations on race time may be required based on entries. These changes must be approved by AusCycling in advance of the event. The event organiser is encouraged to run other support events (e.g. Open, Young Guns and Kids). These will not be eligible for series points.

Grading

All riders will be graded before their first series event. At the start of the year, riders will have the right to query their grade however after the first event it will not change unless it is changed by AusCycling. In most instances, riders will be upgraded upon achieving a certain amount of grading points (see table below) during the year. No grading points will be carried over from 2019.

Riders will be upgraded based on upgrade points as follows:

  • C grade to B grade: 30 points 
  • B grade to A grade: 40 points  

Placing

1-5 Starters

6-10 Starters

11-20 Starters

21-45 Starters

46+ Starters

1

3

5

7

8

12

2

2

3

5

6

10

3

1

2

3

5

8

4

 

1

2

4

7

5

 

 

1

3

6

6

 

 

 

2

5

7

 

 

 

1

4

8

 

 

 

 

3

9

 

 

 

 

2

10

 

 

 

 

1

  • Riders may be upgraded automatically (except junior riders) or be eligible to upgrade if their lap times would place them in the top half of a higher category if racing in the same or similar conditions (min.10 riders required in higher grade). The final decision will be made at the discretion of the handicapper.  
  • Riders may request a downgrade if their lap times (mechanical mishaps excluded) would regularly place them in the bottom half of a lower grade (minimum 10 riders required).
  • A rider that is upgraded (downgraded) during the season will retain half of the Series points to the next ability category.
  • No mandatory upgrades based on accumulated grading points will be made after the second last Series round. Riders scoring the required upgrading points after the second last or last round will be upgraded before the first round in 2021.

If in doubt, please refer to this article from the FOJCX way-back machine for advice regarding grading. http://fojcx.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/what-grade-please-be-guided-by-your.html

Call-up Order and Procedure

Call-ups for Round 1 will be based on:

  1. Top 20 in the final 2019 Victorian CX Series Standings
  2. Upgraded riders will be called up after the top 20
  3. Time of entry

Subsequent round call-ups will be done based on:

  1. Current Top 20 on series points
  2. Groupings of up to ten (10) series points
  3. Time of entry

All riders will be numbered in call-up order (late entries will be called up last) The top 20 riders will be individual call-ups. Afterward riders will be called up in groups by series points followed by the time of entry.

Call-ups will not be changed between rounds on a doubleheader weekend.

Please Note: Elite riders in Women’s and Men’s A grade who haven’t raced in previous rounds may be seeded and called up at the discretion of AusCycling independently from series points for safety reasons.

Riders need to be ready for call-ups at least 10min before their start time. Riders who turn up late will lose their call-up position.

*The 20 highest VICXS ranked riders will be called up. e.g. someone ranked outside of the top 20 in the series may be called up if riders ranked in the top 20 do not enter.

Equipment

35mm max width. 

For series categories all bikes must have drop bars and working brakes. No gravel grinder bikes in CX Race Category.

Riders in Open categories can ride any bike.

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