THE Caps Cup is up for grabs in Thursday night's Bendigo and District Cycling Club's track racing at the Tom Flood Sports Centre.
The classic, proudly supported by Capuano family, was first raced in 1994 in memory of David Capuano, a talented cyclist, athlete and footballer.
It's a who's who of Bendigo cycling which features on the honour board for the 3000m classic.
Previous winners of the 7 1/2 lap contest include Tony Hughes, Brent McCaig, Tim Decker, Zak Dempster, and Chris Hamilton.
Cyclists to have achieved the rare feat of being a dual Caps Cup champion are world omnium champion, Olympic silver medallist and dual Bendigo International Madison winner Glenn O'Shea; and another BIM winner in Sam Crome, the Cup holder in 2010 and '12.
A great run of success for Brendan Schultz on the Bendigo track included Caps Cup wins in 2013 and '17, as well as the Golden Mile at the Bendigo International Madison carnival.
The past two showdowns for the Caps Cup have been won by Isaac Buckell.
This race also includes the unique feature of awarding prizemoney to the fifth placegetter as David Capuano marked fifth placing in many of the major wheelraces at Victoria's and Tasmania's carnivals.
Thursday night's racing starts with juniors at 6.30pm.
First of the senior events will be about 7.15pm.
It's free entry for spectators.
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