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2018 Women's Series Award Recipients

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Congratulations go to two very surprised and worthy recipients of the 2018 Women’s Challegne Series trophies.

The Most Improved rider was awarded to Ana Juliana Villa (below right) being presented the trophy by SLCC Club president Felicity Laing.

 

MI winner 2018    

 

The Overall Series Winner trophy was awarded to Jane Bode (below right), being presented the trophy by SLCC Club President Felicity Laing.

OA Series winner 2018

2018 SLCC Women's Series - Finale

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SLCC 2018 Women's Series Criterium

It was an early start and beautiful morning for the Criterium and final event in the SLCC Women's Series at Victoria Park this morning. C and D grades had a really quiet and spacious track which produced some excellent racing. Great to see the bunches working together but also the tactics come into play. Sprints were won by Vanessa Seeliger and Sharlene Harding taking out the prizes in D and C grades respectively. A much bigger group for B and A grades (which we were thrilled about - seeing there were some tired legs out there) saw riders again working together, using the group, dropping back and then surging again for the sprints and the finish line. Sprint prizes for B and A grades went to Emma Seeliger and Staci McCudden, respectively.

Sprint winners: Staci (A grade), Emma (B grade), Sharlene (C grade) and Vanessa (D grade)

We had some riders new to racing joining us (Vanessa - second race) as well as seasoned professionals - all aiming for placings which made for an exciting morning of racing and finish to the 2018 SLCC Women's Series.

Congratulations to all the racers today and throughout the series.

Please find below the results in for the Criterium:

A and B Grade
C and D Grade

 A Grade placings - Criterium

crit a grade placings

 

B Grade placings - Criterium

b grade placings criterium

 C Grade placings – Criterium

c grade placings criterium

 

D Grade placings - Criterium

d grade placings criterium

 

 SLCC Women’s Series points:

A Grade

B Grade

C Grade

D Grade

 

Overall Series Placings – A grade

OA series placings A grade 2018

 

Overall Series Placings – B grade

OA Placongs B grade 2018

 

Overall Series Placings – C grade

OA Placings C grade 2018

 

Overall Series Placings – D grade

OA placings D grade

A big thank you to our volunteers who supported the racers and kept them safe. 

Without you this wouldn't happen. The morning went well thanks to the efforts of the Commisaire and volunteer teams; Graeme Zucker, Paul Trim, Ken Gooding, Robert Faulkner, Felicity Laing, Leanne Perugini, Judy Irland, Carmel Barber, Anne-Marie Wesley and James Caracoussis.

 

SLCC 2017 Series Round 6

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ROuND 6, Criterium 2 in the SLCC Series the finale

The 2017 Skinny Lattes Race Series finished with the second of the criteriums in Victoria Park. This time the SLCC combined with the NCC to share resources, and even though the day was extremely busy, were still able to provide the quality of event expected from SLCC Series for women specific racing.

Beautiful weather and the professional commentating of Graeme Zucker provided the backdrop for exciting racing across all grades. With this final event determining the overall series placings in each grade, the Overall Series winner and the Most Improved Rider awards.

Race officials again decided to mass start C & D Grades and A & B Grades which provided plenty of action on the track and bigger fields for riders to work with. 

C & D Grades were off first with two women pinning on a number for the first time, and appreciating the opportunity to race in D Grade. Andrea and Gabrielle embraced the experience which saw Gabrielle taking the D Grade win over season riders. The close battle between Sharleen, Alison K and Heather W who had raced together all series, continued.

Eight strong starters in C Grade made for some fast laps and the riders worked well together jostling for position with Rachel Goud leading a breakaway early on which was slowly reined in. Great stuff to watch Rachel. Emerging young rider Fern Davies also broke away just past the last lap bell and we watched her pull away in the distance and manage to maintain that lead with Rach G, Rach T, Emma T and Helen Luu closing in and sprinting in a tight finish.

The juniors were next, a well organised and very similar skill set meant these girls were flying – especially on the finishing straight, a really hard battle on each lap and finishing in a sprinting group.

Then it was the A & B Grades. A big group of riders sought protection in the bunch as they faced the strong winds heading down the back straight. The early laps saw a bunch of four breaking away, with Stacey Reidel and Sophie Edwards doing their best to bridge the gap to the winning group. Maddy Steele showed strong form throwing in plenty of attacks in the main bunch, however the breakaway stayed to see Chloe Moran take out line honours followed by Maeve Moroney-Plouffe, Dani McKinnirey and Eloise Vaughan for fourth.   Christine Page proved too strong in B Grade, hanging on for the win with Nat Morgan second.

Series Point for All Grades

A Grade Points

B Grade Points

C Grade Points

D Grade Points

Junior Points

Strong Support From SA Women for 2017 SLCC Race Series

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Strong Support From SA Women for 2017 SLCC Race Series

20 September 2017.

The Adelaide Parklands hosted Round 6 of the 2017 Skinny Lattes Race Series on September 17th, delivering up a perfect spring day for riders and officials.

Eighty Eight Women ranging in age from 14 - 65+ pinned on a number to compete in either the 6 events across the Road Race Series, or dip their toes in for an individual event.  Since the inception of this series 6 years ago, the interest and support from local riders has steadily built, providing opportunities for women of all ages and abilities to compete in a safe and friendly environment.

Race Director Lynette Collins explained that club members and master's riders had always gotten behind the series and supported it, "the big difference in the last couple of years is that we had great support from the Junior Women U15-U17 as well as some of the really top riders from around the state".

Final Results:

A Grade: Rhiannon Hughes 1st, Liz Buckley 2nd, Rebecca Gross 3rd.

B Grade: Nat Morgan 1st, Bron Dolman 2nd, Simone Niejalke 3rd.

C Grade: Rachel Trim 1st, Emma Seeliger 2nd, Rachel Goud 3rd.

D Grade: Sharlene Harding 1st, Alison Kent and Heather Webb 2nd.

Juniors: Hannah Seeliger 1st, Tessa Kohn 2nd and Tia Slama 3rd.

 

Overall Series Winner: Rhiannon Hughes

Most Improved Rider: Rachel Trim

These trophies have been engraved and are on dislplay at Cascada Cafe.

The Skinny Lattes Cycling Club wish to thank their sponsors (Cascada cafe, AvantiPlus and Clycle Closet) and all who those who have volunteered their time, supporting the SLCC series.

Strong Support From SA Women for 2018 SLCC Race Series

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2018 SLCC Womens Race Series 

October 2018

Victoria Park hosted Round 4 of the 2018 Skinny Lattes Womens Race Series on September 23rd, delivering a beautiful spring day for riders and officials.

Since the inception of this series 8 years ago, the interest and support from local riders has steadily built, with the SLCC Series providing  opportunities for women of all ages and abilities to compete in a safe and friendly environment.

Race Director Belinda Bramley explained that club members and master's riders had always  supported the series, "We continue to see Women giving racing a go for the first time as well as some of the really top riders from around the state".

Final Results:

A Grade: 1st,  2nd,  3rd.

B Grade: 1st,  2nd,  3rd.

C Grade: 1st,  2nd,  3rd.

D Grade: 1st, 2nd.

 

 

Overall Series Winner: Jane Bode

Most Improved Rider: Ana Villa

These trophies are currently with the winners.

The Skinny Lattes Cycling Club wish to thank their sponsors (Cascada cafe, AvantiPlus and Clycle Closet) and all who those who have volunteered their time, supporting the SLCC series.

Overall Series Results Will Hang On The Last Round of the Lattes Race Series

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Sunday, September 17th will bring to a close the 2017 Skinny Lattes Race Series.  Round 6 the second of the criteriums will be held again at Victoria Park, racing across all grades will be fierce as this final event will determine the series winners in all grades.

 

Online entry is now open for the Criterium, entries close on Thursday, September 14th at 11 pm. CLICK HERE TO ENTER

 

Series Point for All Grades

A Grade Points

B Grade Points

C Grade Points

D Grade Points

Junior Points

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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.

 

 

 

Group photo

Riders relaxing post race

 

volunteets

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