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Criterium Racing

Criterium (Crit) Racing

Crit racing is the main form of racing over summer which is conducted on a range of circuits across Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Crit racing is time based and riders race according to their grades – A grade races are generally an hour in duration (plus a pre-determined number of laps to finish), while novices may race for 30-45 minutes.

This form of racing is very intense and is usually raced on a short circuit - around 1km in length (either “closed” roads within an industrial estate or on a purpose-built track).
In the higher grades the racing can be quite tactical and the winner is often the smartest rider, not necessarily the fastest or quickest rider.

Local Crit Racing

During the summer period there are three local options where MCC members can compete in crit racing.

Below are some links to the relevant clubs who host Crit racing.

(SKCC) St Kilda Cycling Club Crits (held in Port Melbourne - closed road circuit)

Footscray Cycling Club Crits (held at VUT in Hoppers Crossing - dedicated circuit)

Coburg Cycling Club Crits (held at National Boulevard in Campbellfield - closed road circuit)