Well everyone, action-time has arrived and this Friday we launch in earnest a trifecta of divine events with the 32nd Yunca Junior Tour of Southland with 100 riders from throughout NZ heading our way to tackle three days of stages around the south – so head on out to the tour routes and cheer them on. We wish all our junior riders the very best of luck over the coming days.
Southlanders featured prominently in the New Zealand omnium track cycling event held in Cambridge recently, with Cam Karwowski and Kirstie James finishing third in the elite men's and women's events respectively.
The cream rose to the top with 2013 world champion Aaron Gate and Olympian Lauren Ellis winning the New Zealand omnium track cycling titles in Cambridge on Friday, while Southlanders Cameron Karwowski and Kirstie James podiumed and young Nick Kergozou really showed some form to lead after three events, only to be broken in the gruelling 160 lap points race.
Hi all, Well today is officially the last chance to get you Yunca Junior Tour and ILT Junior Track Carnival entries in today please Enter online now – please do not leave this too late – with all the events coming up we need to be able to work through things cleanly please. Your help is hugely appreciated!
A wonderfully mild day here today and what a pleasant change it is too!
First things first you only have until end of play next Tuesday 22nd September to get your entries in for Yunca Junior Tour of Southland 2 to 4 October and the ILT Junior Track Carnival on 6 and 7 October, so make sure you spread the word and head along to to our website to register online NOW!
Double Beijing Olympic medallist Hayden Roulston will make a return to the track next month in his bid for selection to the 2016 Rio Olympics - and Southland is well represented with Eddie Dawkins, Natasha Hansen, Kirstie James, Cam Karwowski and Nick Kergozou all featuring.
A vast influx of new faces to the Cycling Southland Junior Division racing scene in recent months has given the annual Baxter and Neilson Junior Race Series a huge injection in numbers over the first half of the event held so far.
Southland cyclist Emma Cumming has returned to Invercargill after her silver medal winning performance at the UCI Juniors Track Cycling World Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan and is hungry for further success in the 2016 version of the event.
It was the hardy enthusiasts who fronted for the Cycling Southland Tisbury-Waimatua Circuit Teams road teams race held on Saturday afternoon in a very cold seven degrees and breezy conditions – but at least the rain held off for the duration of the event.