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2014 Yunca Junior Tour of Southland

YUNCA JUNIOR TOUR - SATURDAY 4TH OCTOBER 2014

DUE TO SNOW AND SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS, STAGES 3 & 4 HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.

For anyone interested there is a Track session at the SIT Zero Fees Velodrome from 12pm to 3pm for some informal racing.

The next stage of the Tour is Stage 5 - Wensleys Cycles Inner City Criterium on Sunday morning.


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The 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.

 

Please find below details of the 2014 Tour route below.

Click the stage name for a downloadable copy of the route map.

CLICK ON THE STAGE DISTANCES FOR RESULTS

 

U19M

U19W/U17G

U17B

U15B

U15G

U13B/G

Prologue - Teretonga TT

2.6km

2.6km 
19 17

2.6km

2.6km

2.6km

2.6km

Stage 2 - Teretonga Kermesse

20.8km

15.6km
19 17

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
19 17

20min+3 laps

15min+3 laps

10min+3 laps

8min+3 laps

Stage 6 - Grove Bush-Springhills

3 laps

1.5 laps
19 17 

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

King & Queen of the Mountains - Design Works

Yunca Junior Tour Sponsors

Thank you to all our sponsors, including registration pack suppliers Pure Sports Nutrition, SIT and Pita Pit. 

Click here to view photos

REGISTRATION - THIS MEETING IS COMPULSORY FOR ALL RIDERS. 

Registration for the 2014 Yunca Tour will be held at the SIT Zero Fees Velodrome at 9am on Friday 3 October. At the briefing you will be addressed by the Yunca Junior Tour of Southland’s major sponsor, the Tour Manager, the Chief Commissaire and STMS. 

RIDER REGISTRATION PACKS WILL BE ISSUED PRIOR TO THE BRIEFING, FROM 8AM. These will include your race programme and race numbers. The Time Trial starts at Teretonga at 11am. The Time Trial start list will be posted later in the week once finalised.

View the rider entry list here

Prologue Individual Time Trial Start Times

GEAR RESTRICTIONS

For all riders the following gear restrictions apply:

  • Roll out 7.93m for U19s (M&F).
  • Roll out 7.00m for U17s (M&F).
  • Roll out 6.00m for U15s.
  • Roll out 5.60m for U13s.
  • Wheels must have a minimum of 16 spokes and rims must not be made from composite materials. (excludes U19 Men & U19 Women)

For all riders the following gear restrictions apply

  • Gear checks will be carried out prior to the start of the individual time trial stage.
  • Random checking will be done throughout the Tour.*
  • The first 5 riders across the finish line of each race must present their bikes for scrutineering and to confirm their placing.

Any rider found to have an irrregular bike after racing may be disqualified from the Tour

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.

Rules for Australian Rider Licensing and gearing charts

Live Blog 2014 Yunca Junior Tour of Southland
 

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

 

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.

 

DOWNLOADS

2013 Yunca Tour Programme

2013 Yunca Tour Entrants

2013 Yunca Tour Prologue Start Times

 

2012 ARCHIVE: Yunca champions crowned

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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