Date: Monday, 21 August 2017

There was some great racing at the second round of the King House Removals Omnium series with 53 riders competing across the grades.

There is going to be some very close competitions with only 0.16 seconds between a couple riders competing for the jersey in one grade and in a few grades there is only a couple points separating a number of riders from the overall lead. In one grade the series leader hasn’t won a race, but they have been more consistant with their placings.

There is very good numbers of riders turning up to squad training, from under 13 to under 17,  and the skill level and speed is very good. With riders now also choosing to ride elsewhere rather than just on the track is starting to show benefits - the endurance coming from the road rides, and the strength and bike skills coming in from the MTB training rides, keep it up.

There was awesome racing at the recent track carnival, with everyone trying their hardest, as the best under 17 and under 19 riders in the South Island - along with some from the north - who were down for the development camp, training hard for the week and racing at nights.

There are lots of competitions coming up, with the Yunca Junior Tour, South Island Track Champs, Southland Road Champs, South Island MTB champs, Southland Track Champs and Oceanias. Just keep riding, having fun and be careful.

Report courtesy Gerald Paterson

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