Biggest female field ever at 100th Melbourne to Warrnambool

Now in its 100th year, the 279-kilometre Melbourne to Warrnambool race is the longest-running Australian road race still in existence and second oldest in the world behind the Liège-Bastogne-Liège. The history of the race is dominated by tales of the hard men of the sport, and while women started creeping into the picture in 1979 when …


The Melbourne to Warrnambool – A Dying Classic

The Melbourne to Warrnambool is my absolute favorite race in Australia. It has an tremendous history dating back to 1895. It’s Australia’s oldest one day race and the world’s second oldest, after Liège–Bastogne–Liège. If there was one race I could win in Australia, without question it would be the Warny.



It’s just under a month now until the 262km of pain that is the Melbourne-Warrnambool. There are also a host of similar one day classics around Australia such as the 228km Grafton-Inverell and the just gone 208km Launceston-New Norfolk. No matter whether your aim is to win the thing, have some fun or just survive …


There Goes The Warny

Out of the gates! photo by Leigh Schilling Never again. I know that’s what I say that every year, but I think I’ve sufficiently proved that I will never come close to winning this race.  It’s probably the most prestigious race in Australia that I think everybody dreams of winning (or even completing), but in …


Here Comes The Warny!

My odometer from last year’s Melbourne to Warrnambool The Melbourne to Warrnambool (or “The Warny”) is one of my favorite races in Australia and tomorrow it’s showtime!  It’s a good thing that this blog also serves as my daily diary or else I might forget some of the stupid things I announce from time to …


Changes To The Warny

The Melbourne to Warrnambool, or “The Warny”, as it’s affectionately known and abbreviated like most other nouns by the Aussies, has some big changes coming this year.   It’s the world’s second oldest race and was the world’s longest UCI sanctioned race at 299km.  You may remember me going on and on about the Warny in …


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