The 2013 version of the Yunca Junior Tour of Southland is to be held from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 October. The ILT Junior Track Carnival will feature on SIT Zero Fees Velodrome on Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 October.
Click here for full stage-by-stage results for all age categories in the 2013 Yunca Junior Tour as soon as they are confirmed.
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).
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
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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.
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.
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.
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
05/10/2012 - 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.
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.
New Zealand’s Marc Ryan will ride off for his second medal in tonight’s finals at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Colombia, while sprinter team mate Eddie Dawkins has succumbed to injury after his world title last night.
The New Zealand team sprint cyclists, featuring Southland's powerhouse Eddie Dawkins, are guaranteed a medal in the final of the men’s team sprint later this afternoon on the opening day of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Belarus.