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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.

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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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Results

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New Major Sponsor

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Cascada

 

NEW MAJOR SPONSOR

 

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.

 

 

Check out Cascada's FB page

 

Riders All Your Questions Answered For Sunday's Hill Climb

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Maps, and information for Sunday's Hill Climb, any questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

 

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2017 Lattes Race Series Kicks Off on March 5th

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2017 will be another busy year for the Lattes Cycling Club, with six races in the 2017 Race Series, which will kick off with a Hill Climb on March 5, closely following by their annual Murray Bridge Tour on April 22nd & 23rd. 

 

Set a goal for the year, enter the series, develop your skills, gain confidence, meet new people and have some fun and enjoy saving some $$$ - Click Here to ENTER the 2017 Lattes Race Series

 

Short on time or new to cycling maybe you have not entered a competition before, perfect, enter only those events which you are interested in or have time to do.  Click here for the Hill Climb 

Hill Climb entry is open to all Cycling Australia Race or Ride Members.

If you do not have a current Cycling Australia  Membership you will need to purchase a Ride or 3 Race Memberships first Click Here to purchase either a Ride or 3 Day Race Membership before you try to enter the event online.  If you have a question or need some help please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

Entries Close online Thursday,  March 2nd @11pm.

 

 

Strong Support From SA Women for 2017 SLCC Race Series

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Eighty Eighty Women ranging in age from 14 - 65+ pinned on a number for the 2017 Skinny Lattes Cycling Club Race Series.  Since the series inception 6 years ago, the interest and support from local riders have steadily built, with this year six race series recording a record number of entries. 

Race Director Lynette Collins explained that club members and master's riders had always gotten behind the series and supported it, "the big difference this year 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: Rhinnan Hughes

 

 

     
  

 

 

 

Most Improved Rider: Rachel Trim


The Skinny Lattes Cycling Club wish to thank their sponsors and all who have volunteered their time, supporting the development of this series.

Series Final for Lattes 2016 Race Calendar

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Great attacking racing was evident across all grades in the final round of the Skinny Lattes Race Series.
Victoria Park again provided the backdrop for today's racing, however, the weather made it difficult for all, many attacks were thrown, however, Mildura's U15 ace junior, Chelsea Symons, and Elite powerhouse Victoria Veitch, were the two riders who successfully managed to sustain substantial breaks to take their respective wins.


Three grades of Junior Women opened up the morning's program enduring the cool and windy conditions and surprising many a parent with the development they have made over the recent months. Cycling South Australia's new schools program is providing great opportunities for young boys and girls to enter the sport and the inclusion of the Junior Women in the Skinny Lattes Race Series has been a highlight for many of the riders. Club President Felicity Laing believes that "these young women are the future of our sport, having them as part of our series is so important, this is just something we have to keep on doing".
As the junior women rolled off the course the first of the five grades of Senior Women set a brisk tempo. As the development of the women is at the heart of the series, safe and supportive racing opportunities are there for both new riders and first-time racers. Chief Commissaire Kimberley Conte, was quick to point out that "there was very little difference in the lap times between, D, C & B Grades". "This is really exciting as it shows how the newer riders have developed and that what they are lacking is not fitness but confidence."

Planning is underway for the 2017 Series which will kick off on Sunday, March 5th,  in advance of the club's two-day Tour of Murray Bridge on April 22nd & 23rd.

 

 

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Round 6 D Grade Round 6 C Grade Round 6 B Grade

 

Round 6 A Grade  Round 6 Elite

 

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Thanks to all who give so freely of their time to support this event:

David Birks, Susan Mitchell, Kimberley Conte, James Caracoussis, Carmel Barber, Judy Ireland, Lesley Pannowitch, Sharee Faulkner, Belinda Bramley, Felicity Laing & Lynette Collins.

 

Lattes Shine at Cyclo Cross National Championships

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Heather

 

 

Wow.... What a couple of big weeks of CX racing... Sunday 14th August, Heather and Sandy competed in the State Cyclocross Championships which were hosted by the Port Adelaide Cycling Club. The event was held at the famous Mulch Hill in Park 17 (near Victoria Park) in finally some sunny conditions. The course was dry and quick with Mulch Hill being on the technical side.

The event catered for all Masters age groups, Elite and U23. Heather Barclay won Gold in the Women's Masters 5 category, Sandy Ladyman picking up Silver in the Women's Masters 4 Category with Merridy Pearce taking up the Gold and Phillipa Read taking Gold for Masters 7.

The following weekend we fronted up again on Saturday 20th August for the National Cyclocross Championships which again were hosted by Port Adelaide Cycling Club along with MTBA. Once again the event was held in the City Parkland of Adelaide at Zombie Park (behind the West Terrace cemetery). After rain on the Friday night, we packed our gumboots as the course was very wet, muddy and slippery and suited the more technical riders.

Heather was back to her best again taking out the National Cyclocross Masters 5 Championship. Unfortunately, Sandy missed the podium and finished in 4th spot after some very strong competition from local and interstate riders. Sandy was still very happy as this was her best CX race she had ever ridden and was right in the mix. Phillipa powered ahead again and took gold for Masters 7.

With sore and stiff bodies, Heather and Sandy fronted up again on Sunday 21st August in Sunny conditions on a fast, flowing course for round 5 of the National Cyclocross Series. There had already been 2 rounds in Brisbane and 2 Rounds in Melbourne so far, but unfortunately, with work commitments they were unable to attend these. It was double gold with Heather making a clean sweep and picking up gold for Masters 5 and Sandy picking up Gold in Masters 4.

Cyclocross is fast becoming a very popular sport and is very local as most races are held in the Adelaide Parklands. If you haven't been to CX race yet, then put it on your bucket list. If any Skinny Lattes would like to give it ago and not sure where to start then have a chat to either Heather or Sandy

 

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