The South Australian Cycling Scene #10

By Sam Young It?s hard to believe we?ve reached number 10 already. After lamenting last week that there wasn?t enough going on in racing in SA, this week we have a bumper edition full of race reports and previews. We?ve had some SA riders get big results in the Masters Nationals, and a report on the CDCC Barossa Classic. We also had some riders get up in the Tour of Tasmania! Then there?s the racing coming up in the next week on the track and the road. Phew, best get started. Philippa Read does a clean sweep at Masters Nationals Philippa Read won the Road Race, TT, and Criterium in Masters Category 5-8, and was crowned the Champion of Champions. Alyssa Byron also got some fantastic results, winning the Category 1 Road Race, whilst Leanne Davies took the silver medal home in the Category 1 Time Trial. Full results from Masters Nationals can be found here. Dean Bevelander wins CDCC Barossa Classic Small numbers saw A and B grades racing together in the Barossa Classic, which took in a 104km loop through the Barossa that has in past races been characterised by a 4km climb up Sedan Hill topping out 10km before the finish. The climb was less significant this year as hot temperatures and a strong north westerly wind caused havoc in the field. An early break of two riders got up the road early but the group wasn?t too keen to let them get too far away. However with nobody in the group prepared to bring them back, the gap held steady until first Bevelander (in B grade), then Sam Young and Ryan Kennedy (both in A) bridged across to make a lead group of 5. As the race turned east down Cooks Hill onto the river flood plains the gap ballooned as the three bridging riders left the original escapees behind. From there the long drag north into the wind towards Sedan saw the escapees continue to build on their advantage. Eventually, with 20km to go Kennedy was dropped from the break, before Bevelander ploughed ahead on Sedan Hill, eventually winning by 1:30 on Young. Kennedy would finish the race in 3rd place, five minutes back, but a further three minutes ahead of the next rider Scott Hudson. Full Disclosure: I raced, and came second. That?s why I know how this one panned out and why you get a detailed report. 2014 Barossa Classic Photo Gallery – Tina’s Cycling Photos Miles Scotson wins final stage of Tour of Tasmania Miles Scotson (SASI) won the criterium on stage 6 of the Tour of Tasmania ahead of fellow South Australian and team mate Alex Edmonson. Scotson broke free in a group of four early in the race before pushing home to finish alone just ahead of the bunch. Other SA successes were Tim Roe (Budget Forklifts) who came 3rd overall, and Cameron Bayly who rounded out the top 10. Tuesday Night Crits start in Vic Park Each year Norwood CC runs an evening criterium series over the summer, with the first race this Tuesday night. This series combined with the Bowdens Elite Teams series and it?s supporting races will see a summer full of racing. With daylight savings started I for one am excited. Oceania Track Championships come to Adelaide From 8 ? 11 October Australia and New Zealand?s best track riders will battle it out in the Oceania Track Championships. Riders including Anna Meares, Shane Perkins, Mathew Glaetzer and Stephanie Morton will be racing at the Adelaide Superdrome. For a full preview and program, head to the Cycling Australia Website. Monarto three stage race and Skinny Lattes Criterium this weekend This Saturday will see the inaugural Monarto Three stage race, with a Time Trial, Criterium and Road race all to be contested on the one day. Nominations close Tuesday night, although late nominations on the day are available, subject to an extra fee. More info here. On Sunday, the Skinny Lattes will hold the next women?s criterium, which is open to women of all grades and experience. Nominations are on the day, and more info can be found here.

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