Big field for memorial race

MORE than 50 cyclists are expected to hit the road tonight to honour one of Camperdown’s cycling greats. 

The annual Saul Pasque Memorial Road Race will leave the Camperdown saleyards, completing the 16-kilometre Chocolyn Loop.

The race honours Pasque, who was killed when he was hit by a car while on a training ride near Geelong in 2005. He was 31. 

Camperdown Cycling Club president Shane West said the race was the one local cyclists wanted to win. 

“It’s the most prestigious race the club puts on,” he said. 

“Saul was a well respected and liked member of the club and this is our way of honouring his memory every year.” 

West said they were expecting more than 50 cyclists to line up in the handicap event. 

“It’s always a really well supported race with riders from as far away as Melbourne and South Australia travelling for it,” he said. 

A junior race will be held prior to the seniors, leaving the Camperdown saleyards at 5.30pm. Seniors will start at 6pm. 

West asked riders to arrive at 5pm for juniors and 5.30pm for seniors. 

jwoolley@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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