Summary

Cycling award for Hubert Opperman, 1929 - Australasian Road Championship. Dunlop Road Race - Warrnambool to Melbourne (165 Miles). Fastest Time. 8 hours, 7 minutes, 10 seconds.

Cited as being 'Australia's Greatest Cycling Road Event', the Warrnambool to Melbourne had come out of a two-year hiatus on October the 5th, 1929. With this race also came the Australasian Long Distance Road Campionship title. However, this race was to be a controversial one.

Opperman (who originally came in second place), alongside H. Marshall (first place) were initially disqualified. Opperman allegedly 'interfered with the final sprint', whilst Marshall went down for 'accepting a drink on the road'. Opperman later won an appeal, was awarded first prize, but fined £15 for negligent riding.

Award presented by Dunlop Perdriau Rubber Company.

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