With super series round 5 in a couple of days we thought we’d re-cap round 4 at Victoria Park with the extended Criterium course. It was a great chance to ride something different and many seemed happy with the new course!
Here is our video of masters 2 men and category 2 women. We had a mixed bag of results from athletes over the weekend, with the women’s team cleaning up winning the final sprint and four riders in the top 8.
Athletes continue to shine and show good form across their racing diciplines.
Over in Tasmania Sam spent the whole racing chasing the break solo to claim 2nd in the Stowport Road race. Very tough conditions made for a very challenge race made harder by it being wet, windy and cold!
I local racing here several athletes were out tackling another challenging course with SDVLCC club GSR
Jarrod 1st – A grade
Steve 1st – B grade
Georg 2nd – C grade
Also held on Sunday were Winter crits from Norwood cycling club
Athletes raced well but windy conditions didn’t see any placings special shout out to Nicola stepping up to B grade and riding well until the pace picked up in the last 2 laps!
Starting with our Super Series riders who were racing The Copper Coast Cup more commonly known as ‘Hell of the North’, a two stage race over the weekend. It began with a road race on Saturday, a grueling 76km for the men and 49km for the women road race around Wallaroo, incorporating around 20kms of gravel. The weekend concluded with a tight technical crit circuit around Moonta.
For the road race on Saturday we were blessed with light winds and blue skys. Most of the groups were reduced with punctures and other mechanicals out on the course.
We’re still waiting for official results and which will be posted in due course, below is what we do know.
Coach Michelle 4th – Category 2 Women and secured the leaders jersey going into race 3
Coach Phil – 5th Masters Category 2 Men
Others racing Steve unkown finish place
Jarrod – 11th Elite Men
Phil has taken some video from Satursday’s race which can be found, Sunday will follow shortly
Photo from Chamelon Photography Photo from Chamelon Photography
Sunday saw lots of riders roll up with tired legs the racing was fast and furious across all the grades!
Unfortuanely coach Michelle was unable to hold onto the leaders jersey after a crash in group on the final lap forced her of course and unable to catch back on.
Coach Phil 2nd
Other riders didn’t place working for their team
Will edit with offical results as soon as we know more
Across the Tasman Sam has been improving once again with another cracking ride winning his grade at the State TT series Rd1
In more local racing at the South Australian Masters Cycling association held their State road race championships at Gumeracha.
Colin M5 – 5th
Stuart M5 -6th
Graham M4 – 1st GOLD
Steve M4 3rd BRONZE
David M4 5th
Starting this weeks up date with local athletes competing in their respective road race club championships at McLaren Flat SA. The course was a challenging with hilly loops of varying distances for the age groups.
All athletes that raced placed in their age group catagories, which they should be very proud of with most carrying form from Lorne.
Coach Michelle – 1st F2
Dave – 2nd M2
Graham – 1st M4
Stave – 2nd M4
David – 3rd M4
Colin – 2nd M5
Stuart – 3rd M5
Full results from the championships can be found here
In other local racing at Victoria Park for crit racing
Keith 3rd A grade
Matt 5th A grade
Interstate Andrew is continuing is great form and raced in his local crit race on Sunday and won from a solo breakway!
On Monday there was a longer road race and he managed to win the preme sprint and 2nd overall from a 3 man break for most of the race!
Sam is also producing some great results across the water from Tasmania riding in a local handicap race he was 2nd fastest but 4th overallon HCP!
Every week he is getting stronger.
Also interstate riders tackled the very popular Gears and Bears Festival in Wagga Wagga
Matthew was really hoping to finish the 130km in Under 6hrs – smashed it out in just over 5hrs! Huge PB for him
Meanwhile Krystle took the opportunity to part of a great social ride!