Weekend Results Update

Huge weekend of racing for lots of our athletes this weekend.

Firstly huge congratulations to athlete Graham King in qualifying got the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships 2018 by coming in 4th in the 50-54 Age Group at Amy’s Gran Fondo in Lorne Victoria.
Stuart and Sam also rode in the Gran Fondo

Another big result came from athlete Dave Dobson in one of his best race results ever at the SAMCA State Road Championships finishing a brilliant 2nd pace getting the silver medal in the M3 category. Georg and Phil also raced but unfortunately didn’t place. Richard had a major mechanical ans was unable to race

In the skinny lattes series round up Rachel rode a great criterium race, finishing in 2nd to claim 3rd overall in the entire series in C grade

Kelly and Russell Eustace took part in the Cardic Challenge raising money for the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation cycling from Cairns to Cooktown over three days – well done guys!

Other athletes were racing at the local Norwood club criterium. Coach Phil back in action narrowly beaten in C grade finishing in 4th. Matt ( B grade),Keith (C grade) and Michelle (E grade) all gearing up for Cycling South Australia Super Series commencing in October.

 

 

 

Southern District Veteran District & Ladies Club Road Race Championships

Sunday 10th September saw athletes compete in multiple age groups in the Club Road Race Championships at Southern District Veterans Club. Different distances for different age groups ranging from 65km to 88km and a very challenging course more slightly more enjoyable in the great weather which turned out.

Michelle F2 – Gold
Georg M5 –  Bronze
Graham M4 – Bronze
Dave M3  – Gold
Richard M3  – Bronze
Greg M2  – Bronze
Jarrod M1 – Gold
(not pictured)

Good luck to those athletes competing in the State Championships next weekend or heading to Lorne for the Gran Fondo Championships lets hope for more great weather all round.

 

Race Results – SDVLCC Ron Williams KOM Rd4

Sunday 20th August saw a great day for Rd 4 and the final round of the King of the Mountain series at McLaren Flat

A grade was a super tough group with Graham and Dave both racing in this grade. Graham managed to sprint for 3rd in the overall race win

C Grade again another strong group with Colin taking out 2nd place

SAMCA Roof Rack City Burford Hill Open GSR Race Results

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 

Strong showing by Athletes in racing this weekend

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)

NEWS | Cycling Australia to introduce disc brakes effective immediately

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.

http://www.cycling.org.au/News/All-News/cycling-australia-to-introduce-disc-brakes-effective-immediately

Winters day in Adelaide and few athletes got a bit wet!

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.