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Seeliger Takes Out Sprint Finish

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Near perfect race conditions welcomed the riders to Finniss on Sunday for Round 4 of the 2017 Lattes Race Series.

The quiet achievements of Hannah Seeliger over the last couple of years as a developing junior rider were consolidated today when she took out the bunch sprint against some stiff competition from senior riders. 

Rhiannon Hughes and Kayla McSporran who were off scratch blasted off the start line determined to reel in the riders up the road.  The blistering early pace they had set saw them catch chopping block around the 14 km mark and Hughes did not take her foot off the pedal as she worked her way through the field, and eventually caught limit in the closing 7kms.

The final km saw four riders, all from different handicap groupings, realise that it was going to come down to a downhill sprint finish.  


Results All Grades


Thank you to all volunteers who assisted in the running of this event and to Laura and the team at the  Finniss General Store for their hospitality.

Jack Frost Came Out To Play

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Jack Frost came out to play on Sunday when Junior, Elite & Masters Athletes flocked to Gumeracha for round 3 of the Skinny Lattes Cycling Club Race Series.

Senior Women lined up on a 56.7km course in a handicap race. This is never the easiest things to get right on a flat course let alone one that had so many leg sapping undulations and a heavy road surface.

Senior Women Handicap Race Report 56.7km 552 metres gained.

With the small bunches working to catch the 3 riders off limit, and to stay away from those chasing, groups were caught and passed, the small scratch group of Liz Buckley & Rhiannon Hughes used their impressive ability racing Time Trials to reel in chopping block, but this combined grouping did not, unfortunately, have the firepower to chase down those in front who were burying themselves to stay away.

U17 Women Scratch Race Report 39.7km 389 metres gained

Eight U17 Women, who had all raced on Saturday told their understandably tired legs to take a back seat as they tackled the lumpy course, these young athletes were inspiring, as they battled the never ending hills around Martins Hill. Those that dropped off the pace realised the strength in regrouping with others who had also popped, sharing the workload and working together hoping to slowly regain some lost ground.




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The Riders and Club cannot thank these volunteers enough for enabling safe racing.  Missing from the photo Brony Dolman, Russell Johnstone & and ever generous man behind the camera James Caraccoussis 


June 11th Road Race Will Favor The Climbers

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The next round of the Lattes 2017 Race Series will be one for the climbers with SA's women tackling the Martins Hill circuit multiple times.

In the interest of providing fun competitive racing, the Race Director and Cheif Commissaire have elected to now run a one division handicap race for the senior women. 

Junior women race distances: Mass Start 1 lap 39.7km

Senior Women:   Handicap Race 56kms



 Junior Race Map


Senior Division Handicap Race A, B, C & D Grade


Online entry is now open until Thursday, June 8th.

Tight Competition Across Many of the Grades

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Near perfect race conditions greeted SA's women as they tackled the Skinny Lattes Time Trial at Milang on Mothers Day.   By the 9 am start time the temperature had lifted, skies were clear and the notorious winds of Lake Alexandria were absent.



The Skinny Lattes Race Series will again provide a valuable opportunity to those Junior and Senior Women targeting the State Time Trial Championships on June 3rd.

Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14th will see a selection of South Australia's keenest riders out testing themselves on the out and back course from Milang to Finniss.

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Perfect Conditions for Riders at Murray Bridge

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Hardly a breath of wind disturbed the waters of the mighty Murray River today when 40 female cyclists rolled into town and established camp at Sturt Reserve for the annual Skinny Lattes Cycling Club Tour.

The near perfect conditions in the morning saw many of the riders recording personal best times on the out and back Individual Road Time Trial Circuit on the outskirts of town.  It was no surprise when  U17 Junior rider, Olivia Wheeler, dominated the Junior Divison 1category.  Wheeler's ride was strong enough though for her to take out the Fastest Time of the day across all senior grades as well, congratulations Olivia!

Sunday's Road Race course looks deceptively flat on paper but the heavy road surface, ever present lake breeze and undulating bumps was enough to sap the legs of many riders.  Despite numerous attacks, A & B grades come down to nail-biting bunch sprints.

The tour consists of three stages, across the two days and has riders competing in Individual Road Time Trial & a Criterium on Saturday, then backing up with a Road Race on Sunday.


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New Major Sponsor

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Club President Felicity Laing recently announced that the Skinny Lattes Cycling Club had secured a new major sponsor in Cascada Café, 540 Glynburn Rd, Burnside.   

The café is located towards the bottom of Waterfall Gully Rd, giving the Lattes the opportunity to create new flat, hill and mountain bike rides for its members.



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Riders All Your Questions Answered For Sunday's Hill Climb

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