stevecassidy wrote:Just on the Crit vs Road question, in reality there is a spectrum of racing. We race at Eastern Creek raceway which is more 'road' and even Lansdowne Park while short enough to be called a Crit doesn't have the sharp corners that make Crits hard. Heffron Park is flat and has those corners making for very different racing. Plenty of variety to choose from in Sydney at least.
I think that the purists would call a race at Eastern Creek a "kermesse" rather than a crit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kermesse_(cycling)