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The Bay Classic Series (currently running as the Lexus of Blackburn Bay Crits) 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 three 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.

The series was not held in 2018 due to a clash with the dates of the Australian National Road Championships.[1] The event returned in 2019 with three stages held in Geelong and Williamstown.

Many world-class riders have previously ridden in the "Bay Classic Series", including Graeme Brown, Robbie McEwen, Mark Renshaw, Baden Cooke and Chris Sutton.

Past winnersEdit

Past ResultsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Geelong-based Bay Cycling Classic cancelled for 2018". Geelong Advertiser. 10 August 2017. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic 2017: Results & News - Cyclingnews.com". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 3 January 2017.