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2014 Yunca Junior Tour of Southland


U17LogoThe 2014 version of the Yunca Junior Tour of Southland is to be held from Friday 3 to Sunday 5 October 2014.  The event is open to both male and female cyclists, from Under 19 through to Under 13 grades. The ILT Junior Track Carnival will then feature on the SIT Zero Fees Velodrome on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 October.

The six-stage event will commence on Friday 3 October with an individual time trial followed by a Kermesse, with the four road stages being raced over the following two days. Entries close on Monday 22 September.

Regarded as one of Australasia’s leading Junior road tours, the Yunca Tour is now in its 31st year of operation. Start making your plans to ride this popular event and we look forward to hosting you here in October.  Billets are available on request.

For any further information, please email Bruce on bruce.ross@cyclingsouth.org.nz

As from 1 July 2014, the U17 Gearing for all BikeNZ Road & Track events becomes a maximum rollout of 7.0 metres. This means that Junior Gearing for U15, U17 and U19 is the same in both New Zealand and Australia.

A link to a chart showing the gearing combinations can be found by clicking here

Rules for Australian Rider Licensing and gearing charts

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2014 ILT JUNIOR TRACK CARNIVAL

Immediately following the Yunca Tour the top junior talent from throughout New Zealand and Australia take to the SIT Zero Fees Velodrome for the first major track event of the 2014-15 season.

Cycling Southland's ILT-sponsored October Junior Track Carnival provides the perfect opportunity for Junior cyclists to stretch their legs and test themselves against top class oponents by lighting up the boards over two nights on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 October 2014. All Tour riders are eligible to enter. The entry fee is $10 per night and this is payable on the night. Click here to enter

 

Please find below details of the 2014 Tour route below. Click the stage name for a downloadable copy of the route map.

 

U19M

U19W/U17G

U17B

U15B

U15G

U13B/G

Prologue - Teretonga TT

2.6km

2.6km

2.6km

2.6km

2.6km

2.6km

Stage 2 - Teretonga Kermesse

20.8km

15.6km

15.6km

10.4km

10.4km

5.2km

Stage 3 - Beast of the East

75km

50km

50km

25km

25km

12.5km

Stage 4 - New Vale Circuit

68km

51km

51km

34km

34km

17km

Stage 5 - Inner City Criterium

25min+3 laps

18min+3 laps

20min+3 laps

15min+3 laps

10min+3 laps

8min+3 laps

Stage 6 - Grove Bush-Springhills

3 laps

1.5 laps

2 laps

1 lap

1 lap

Half lap

 

STAGE SPONSORS

Stage 1                        Vital Signs

Stage 2                        Zookeeper’s Café

Stage 3                        Share the Road

Stage 4                        Share the Road

Stage 5                        Wensley’s Cycles

Stage 6                        Kieran O’Neill Orthodontist


2013 DAILY RACE REVIEWS

Day 1 - Friday 4 October

Day 2 - Saturday 5 October

Day 3 - Sunday 6 October

2013 RESULTS

Click here for full stage-by-stage results for all age categories in the 2013 Yunca Junior Tour as soon as they are confirmed.

2013 Yunca Junior Tour of Southland Classification Winners

Above - Back Row (left to right): U15 Boys winner & Sprint Ace Josh Scott, U13 Girls winner & U13 Sprint Ace Ally Wollaston, U17 Girls winner Bryony Botha, U15 Girls winner Nicole Shields, U19 Women winner Laura Heywood, U19 Men winner, Sprint Ace & King of the Mountain Josh Haggerty. Middle Row (left to right): U15 Boys King of the Mountain Matthew Trenchard, U17 Boys winner Sam Dobbs, U19 Women Sprint Ace Nina Wollaston, U17 Girls Sprint Ace Olivia Podmore, U19 Women Queen of the Mountain Georgia Vessey, U17 Boys King of the Mountain Connor Brown. Front Row (left to right): Drew Christensen (U13 Boys winner), Alex West (U17 Boys Sprint Ace), Libby Arbuckle (U15 Girls Queen of the Mountain), Michaela Drummond (U17 Girls Queen of the Mountain), Jessie Saunders (U15 Girls Sprint Ace).

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

STAGE 6 - GROVE BUSH/SPRINGHILLS

STAGE 5 - INNER-CITY CRITERIUM

STAGE 4 - NEWVALE COAL CIRCUIT

STAGE 3 - BEAST OF THE EAST

STAGES 1 & 2 - TERETONGA RACEWAY

ROADSIDE COMMENTARY UPDATES

Follow the 2013 Yunca Tour live with our road-side updates below.

 

Yunca Tour & Track Carnival

DOWNLOADS

2013 Yunca Tour Programme

2013 Yunca Tour Entrants

2013 Yunca Tour Prologue Start Times

 

RACE INFORMATION

A race briefing will be held at Stadium Southland Velodrome on Friday 4th October at 9am.

ATTENDANCE IS COMPULSORY unless prior arrangements are made.

All riders (including international riders) require their bike licenses at the briefing

Gearing as follows:
 
U19 M/W=7.93m
U17 B/G=6.61m
U15 B/G=6.00m
U13 B/G=5.60m

There will be separate races for every category where the organizers deem the entries in that category are sufficient. All age groups will compete for category jerseys (Tour Winner, Sprint Ace and King/Queen of the Mountain)

Race Entry Conditions:

1. Entries will only be accepted via the online form above and must be submitted by 20 September 2013.
2. No entries will be processed until payment has been confirmed with the entry.
3. Entries will not be accepted by telephone.
4. Riders withdrawing after the commencement of the event must advise the Chief Commissaire.
5. Racing is conducted under BikeNZ R+T rules except as stated otherwise.

The 2012 Yunca Tour is again part of the Junior National Points Series.

For rules pertaining to Australian rider licensing click here.

If you have any queries please contact the Cycling Southland office

2013 TOUR ROUTE

Please find below details of the 2013 Tour route. Click the stage name for a downloadable copy of the route map.

  U19M U19W/U17G U17B U15B U15G U13B/G
Prologue - Teretonga TT 2.6km 2.6km 2.6km 2.6km 2.6km 2.6km
Stage 2 - Teretonga Kermesse 20.8km 15.6km 15.6km 10.4km 10.4km 5.2km
Stage 3 - Beast of the East 75km 50km 50km 25km 25km 12.5km
Stage 4 - New Vale Circuit 68km 51km 51km 34km 34km 17km
Stage 5 - Inner City Criterium 25min+3 laps 18min+3 laps 20min+3 laps 15min+3 laps 10min+3 laps 8min+3 laps
Stage 6 - Grove Bush-Springhills 3 laps 1.5 laps 2 laps 1 lap 1 lap Half lap

2013 ILT Junior Track Carnival 

A Track Carnival will be held in the SIT Zerofees Indoor Velodrome, home of the 2012 UCI Juniors Track World Championships, after the Yunca Junior Tour of Southland on the nights of Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th October 2013. All Tour riders are eligible to enter. The entry fee is $10 per night. Entry fees are payable on the night.

Click here for more information

ILT Velodrome Wide Angle

2012 ARCHIVE: Yunca champions crowned

Cycling Southland's Yunca Junior Cycle Tour of Southland was held in contrasting conditions over the weekend.

After Saturday's afternoon stage was abandoned for the first time in the event's 29 year history due to horrendous weather conditions at Te Tipua, yesterday's final stage at Grove Bush was raced under clear skies and sunshine.

Race Report | Latest Results | Photo Galleries | Tour Video Highlights

Weather wrecks havoc on second day

The weather wrecked havoc on the Yunca Junior Tour of Southland today, forcing the cancellation of the scheduled afternoon stage at Te Tipua.

The 2012 field gamely battled the elements in the morning third stage on the aptly named "Beast of the East" circuit at Te Tipua in Eastern Southland, with the driving sleet and snow showers and strong cross-winds making for an even more beastly experience than normal. Race Report

Sprint finishes mark opening day of Yunca Tour

U13 bunch on day one of the 2012 Yunca Tour05/10/2012 - Torrential rain and driving wind could not stop a gripping first day at the 29th edition of Cycling Southland's Yunca Junior Tour of Southland today. A record field of Australasia's best junior road cyclists took to Teretonga Raceway to contest an Individual Time Trial and afternoon kermesse races across the eight separate age categories. 

Race Report

DOWNLOADS

2012 Yunca Junior Tour Programme

2011 ARCHIVE: TOUR A HUGE SUCCESS

The 2011 Junca Junior Tour of Southland featured over 180 riders from all over New Zealand and Australia who took to the highways of Southland in what is fast becoming one of the premier junior racing events in Australasia. Relive the action here with our text commentary, full race results, reports, photos and video.

2011 OFFICIAL RESULTS

U19 Men Results
Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 

U17 Men Results
Stage 1 Stage 2
 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 

U19 Women Results
Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 

U17 Women Results
Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 

U15 Boys Results
Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 

U15 Girls Results
Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 

U13 Boys Results
Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 

U13 Girls Results
Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6