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Athletes put on a great show at the South Australian Masters Cycling Association Road Race at Burford Hill on Sunday 13th August.
Jarrod took out the KOM ahead of the usual favourite Craig Ingram in A grade but suffered cramp and didn’t finish the race.
Graham and Dave took out 5th and 6th respectively in B grade after a strong big bunch race. (pictured below)
Colin C (pictured) placed 3rd in D grade with Stuart in 6th place.
Great results with spectacular weather
Full results here
Athletes were out in some great weather for racing this weekend.
Andrew had a great win in at his local club with a huge win in B grade (up a grade has been called)
Graham and Dave had some big hitters in Division 1 but managed to hang on with gap over the riders behind in 3rd and forth respectively.
In Division 2 Colin had a blinder of a race and took the win after a solid hard race with other athlete Greg.
(photo pictures Everything Bikes Team mate Patrick who got 4th in Div 2)
Coaches Michelle and Phil created a video for Cycling South Australia as a promotion of the very popular School Series. There series is going strong and has been running for almost two years, with Term four planning well under way.
Check it out the video here
For more information please contact www.sa.cycling.org.au
CYCLING AUSTRALIA TO INTRODUCE DISC BRAKES EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
25 Jul 2017 , by Cycling Australia
Cycling Australia is pleased to announce that riders will be able to use bikes with disc brakes at club, state and non-UCI national championship level road races across Australia*, effective immediately.
Cycling Australia CEO Nick Green OAM said that the new stance on disc brakes will encourage and allow more people to get involved in racing, particularly at the local club level.
“Cycling Australia is taking a leadership role in the global discussion around disc brakes and look forward to seeing a positive effect on the Australian cycling landscape with this announcement,” said Green.
Cycling Australia actively works at all levels to remove barriers for people getting into cycling, and we believe this is another valuable step towards getting more people to give racing a go.” he added.
Following a comprehensive review and consultation with a number of other national cycling federations, including particular discussions with USA Cycling which has allowed disc brakes in racing since 2015, and cycling manufacturers, and feedback from our member state and clubs, Cycling Australia found that there was a need to respond to the changing nature of our sport.
“With the continued uptake of road bikes with disc brakes by our members, it’s important that Cycling Australia keeps up with industry’s progress and support those at the grassroots of the sport to participate,” said Technical Commission Chair Peter Tomlinson.
“We’ve seen a successful implementation at USA Cycling and at a UCI WorldTour level and there have been no reports of additional hazards being posed to riders.” He added.
As always, rider safety is paramount in any decision and Cycling Australia will continue to monitor developments nationally and internationally in the coming months around disc brakes.
Events excluded from using disc brakes:
Elite Road National Championships
Para-cycling Road National Championships (hand cycles are already permitted under current UCI technical regulations.)
U23 Road National Championships
U19 Road National Championships
Subaru National Road Series events
*non-UCI national championship level races including Masters Road Nationals and Junior Road nationals.
Athletes were out in good numbers on what was predicted to be a pretty average day for racing and riding.
Best result of the weekends events was from Matt Caldersmith comfortably winning C grade crits hosted by Cycling South Australia and Norwood Cycling Club at Victoria Park.
Coach Michelle lead a group of riders on 100km ride through the Adelaide hills including athlete Rachel. Conditions were not great with fog, wind and rain to contend with. Kellie also took part in her local Rapha ride.
Athletes were also racing in the Southern Vets Ron Williams KOM race up Penny’s Hill unfortunately no one got in the placings in very tough weather conditions for them also. Well done to all those that got out there yesterday.
Fast and furious, the last 3 minutes of the race.
We spent yesterday looking at the SA state road race championship course down near Victor Harbour. The course starts at Parawa and is an undulating downhill run to Victor Harbour. Once at Victor Harbour the course makes a gentle U turn back along Iman Valley Road and then is a slow steady drag all the way to Torrens Vale Road with about 8 km to go. The turn off onto Torrens Vale Road is sharp and potentially dangerous given where it is. You approach it off a fast descent and only get visibility of it when you’re right on top of it. It’s currently covered in gravel which will hopefully be swept up before Sunday:
The climb up to the finish line is the biggest climb on the course and will favour the pure climbers in the peleton – this is not a sprinters course!
The video shows the short climb out of Victor Harbour and the climb up to the finish line.