Date: Wednesday, 06 March 2019

Hi everyone,
Sorry about the delay but I’ve been having some computer issues this week!

Luckily all sorted now

Another week and another few days of sunshine in the south – luxury!
First up – a huge good luck to team Southland – all 32 of them – who start racing at the Age Group Track Nationals in Cambridge tomorrow. We know all the supporters up there will make enough noise for us all still in the south but we will be cheering you on as well. Give it heaps and really enjoy the experience too.

View the programme
Live commentary will be posted here

Track Sessions
Confirming there is no Sprint Squad or Endurance Squad until further notice.

Road Racing
Some close finishes across in the grades in last week’s road race at Woodstock – check out the results
This week is the Waianiwa Handicap so please ensure you get your entry into Teamer.

Zookeepers Wednesday Worlds – a big reminder that you must pay your $5 entry when signing in please and you must sign in to race – no IOUs please.

Gore to Invercargill Classic Rescheduled
It has been confirmed that the Stonewood Homes Gore to Invercargill Classic will now be held on Saturday 6 April. Meeting at the Gore Town & Country Club at 10am for a 10.30am race start and finishing in Racecourse road with a prizegiving and BBQ at Dave and Joss Beadle’s place. Volunteers for marshalling duties please – let Tomo know at the office if you can help out

View the updated calendar

Fight for Yellow Tour
A reminder that registrations close on 14 March for this year’s inaugural Vital Signs Fight for Yellow 2 Day Tour Register online now This new event promises to be a cracker and is available to Under 17s and over with five stages around Eastern Southland – don’t miss out! The Tour has its own Facebook page too - Vital Signs Fight for Yellow

Schools Road Champs
The Otago-Southland Schools Road Champs are being held on the Fairweather-Drysdale Road circuit on Wednesday 27 March. We would love to hear from anyone who may be free or heading along who is keen to lend a hand on the day please. Flick me a thumbs up if you can please

Southland Track Champs Medals
After all your patience with the crazy busy start to the year – the outstanding Track Champs medals are now available to collect from the office next time you are swinging by.

Well done to our Elite crew on their efforts at the World Champs in Poland. Even with a raging illness flooding through the New Zealand camp – Kirstie James and Tom Sexton still managed to secure bronze medals in the team pursuit and scratch races respectively. It was a great to see Corbin Strong getting his first major elite racing experience too.

Finally, congrats and good luck to Mitchel Fitzsimons, Jake Willis and Morgan Borrie who are riding as a junior composite team in this year’s Tour of New Zealand, starting from Queenstown on 6 April.
The tour is nine stages over eight days and the lads chosen charity is Child Cancer – so you can check out more and make a donation to their worthy cause and support. Good luck guys – great job!
Read more here

So all that is left to do now is get ready for the results from Cambridge when racing launches on Thursdays – Gooooo Team Southland!!

Have a fab week

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