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In 24 hours, a human powered vehicle from Bendigo could have travelled to and from Melbourne about three times.
Bendigo Senior Secondary College team Don’t Feed the Richard placed second in the open division of the RACV Energy Breakthrough.
Having travelled a distance of 958.64 kilometres, they were 20.24 kilometres short of snatching victory from Woodleigh School team A Little 2 Aero.
That equated to a difference of 11 laps of the RACV track, in Maryborough.
Bendigo was well represented in the results tally on the final day of competition, with Catholic College Bendigo clinching fifth place in with Fast Torque and Crusoe College team Loki ranked at 13th overall.
A Victory Christian College team came Outta Nowhere to take second place in the B2 division, with The Wheel Deal from Weeroona College Bendigo in third, Marist College’s Two for One in fourth, and Eaglehawk Secondary College’s Carefactor in fifth.
Stop Torquen, of Catholic College Bendigo, placed second in the C division.
For full results, see the RACV Energy Breakthrough website.