The Bay Crits are touted as the hardest criterium series in the World. Stacked fields, short and technical circuits, and hot weather give merit to this claim. I’ve race them before and I’ve never been so challenged before in a bike race. It’s a game of “last man standing” and most riders don’t even finish each stage. The infamous Portarlington circuit is often referred to as the most difficult with almost half of the course being a punchy climb that never seems to end. Luke Durbridge got second in Portarlington in 2012 and won in 2013. Here’s Durbridge’s SRM power file to show you what it takes to win.
Read the full race report for Durbridge’s win at Portarlington here.