Greetings and welcome to SBS Bank Tour of Southland week.
Well our 18 teams got off lightly on Prologue Day with sun for the Time Trial and sunshine mixed with some angry skies that held off for Day 2 to Lumsden yesterday. But Tour week being just that – they are dealing with the realistic weather today on their way through the hard climbs to Te Aanu. So exciting to see one of our many local lads who racing this year, Matt Zenovich taking out yesterday’s win too!
Good luck to all the riders, officials and supporters as they continue racing through until Saturday, when they finish at the Gala Street Reserve at approximately 3pm.
Check out the live commentary each day
Or the televised daily stage wraps
And everything else you need https://www.tourofsouthland.com/
There are still slots available in our Thursday night motor pacing sessions with Glen Thomson from 8-9pm. Just $20 per session to cover track hire, bike and fuel.
Also Adult Skills and race development runs on Mondays 6-7pm – just $8 or concession card – head along, no pre-registration required but you must be competent on the boards.
King House Removals Race Series
Another great night of racing last Friday for Round 7 View the results here
Round 8 is this Friday 2nd of November with the Keirin night of racing, all casual payments directly to Nathan please. There will also be a list for the $10 payments for the gala night to be held on Friday 9 November.
Results from the Steve Rhodes sponsored 60 km Rimu circuit handicap race on 10 October were:
1st. Dave Simpson
2nd. Ray Robinson
3rd. Nicola Stevens
4th. Colin Horton
5th. Olivia Thornbury
Fastest Time. Travis Kane.
There is again no race this weekend due to the SBS Bank Tour of Southland. Next race will be the HR Building sponsored-Waianiwa-Drummond-Isla Bank-Waianiwa 59km Handicap Race.
Southland Track Championships
Just a reminder amidst all the other busy events that these are the next cab off the rank from Friday 30 November to Sunday 2 December. Entries will be posted online once the programme is finalised post-Tour. We will again have the NZ Paracycling team joining us for the event, and a Japanese keirin rider is looking to join us for some elite sprint events as well – should be fun!
World Cup Successes
Huge congratulations to our elite riders who have just been racing at the second UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Canada over the past week. There were again some great results and medals – view all the results in our news online
General Manager Vacancy
Spread the word that we are on the hunt for a new boss
So stay on top of the Tour action this week, enjoy and head out and cheer them on if they’re in your neighbourhood, including Saturday when it winds up at Gala Street around 3pm.
Take care and keep warm and dry out there