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2015 Women's Series Kicks off with Closely Contested Road Race

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April 12th Angle Vale SA.

Photos: Geraint Davies

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The opening round of the Skinny Lattes Series kicked off with a closely contested road race on Sunday.
After an early morning start volunteering at Cycling Australia's International UCI Para Cycling Road Race, many of the Skinny Lattes quickly switched gear to compete along the same course as the international teams had done earlier in the day. Two laps of the flat course through the market garden area of Angle Vale, saw great teamwork within each of the handicap groups as they fought to either catch or stay away from those chasing.


The tight group of novice racers off limit quickly showed great maturity and organised themselves, working to maintain their lead until the last 5kms. With on road officials speculating that their fast early pace might have been enough to get them over the line.  Post race comments reflected the fantastic organisation that all of the groupings showed in their efforts to win. Great organisation by Leanne Davies off scratch (solo) and an experienced group off chopping block were not about to let this happen though as they reeled in the front markers.  

With all groups coming together in the dying kms it was set up for a sprint finish with riders from all of the groupings represented at the end.  Madeleine Steele showing her strength in judging the sprint to perfection, taking 1st place, Leanne Davies 2nd, Heather Barclay 3rd.


Placing were awarded to 10th Full Results:
A Madeleine Steele PACC 1:04:20.00 1st
A Leanne Davies NCC 1:03:35.00 2nd
B Heather Barclay SLCC 1:06:05.00 3rd
JNR Emma Seeliger 1:08:50.00 4th
B Sandra Ladyman SLCC 1:06:05.00 5th
B Tash Davies SLCC 1:06:05.00 6th
C Nicola Edwards SLCC 1:08:50.00 7th
A Meriel Custance SLCC 1:04:20.00 8th
A Chelsea Parbs SLCC 1:05:16.00 9th
C Tracy Johnson SPCC 1:09:46.00 10th

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Golden Moments for Gwen!

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2015 SOUTH PACIFIC VETERANS CYCLING CHAMPIONSHIPS, Maryborough, Vic.

In March 2014, both Don and I had intended to go to Naracoorte and compete in the Masters Games. When competition time arrived I was nowhere near fit enough to compete so I happily cheered for Don instead.
There was a bit of "buzz" going around at Naracoorte about Clare Masters Games and how good the Maryborough Championships would be so I thought I would target Clare Masters Games in March and Maryborough (Easter) as my goals for 2015. In the meantime I could probably develop a bit of speed by going to the "Women on Track" sessions but John Murray and the girls at track had other ideas and convinced me to go a step further and compete in the State Track Championships. I continued training with my fantastic support team of John Murray and women on track, women from Victor Harbor and encouragement from Vicki and David Birks (and of course Don).
In March 2015 Don and I traveled to Clare Masters Games in our old camper van and had an exciting time there with Don winning two gold medals and I managed to win three silver. We rushed home from Clare, unpacked and re-packed and arrived in Maryborough on Thursday morning. The 45km road race was the next day (Easter Friday) at 12.30 pm. This wasn't very good preparation as we'd had very little time get our bearings and when the race started we cycled off into the great unknown! The fact that we'd been sitting in the car for a couple of days didn't help either. There were three age groups in my race and the start was like the "Charge of the Light Brigade". I was dropped very early but managed to keep my nerve and make up some time on the climbs. I eventually caught Lynne McGregor who was in my age group, and from then on we fought neck and neck. At the finish Lynne just managed to sneak over the line a tyre width in front of me winning the gold medal and enabling her to wear the beautiful blue winner's sash.
Now I'm no beauty queen so I knew that the only way I would wear a sash like that was to win a bike race. I am delighted that three of those sashes are now in my possession; a pink one (Time Trial) a terracotta one (Sprint) and a purple one (Criterium).
This Championship which has now been running for about eighteen years, has a friendly atmosphere and the events are well organised. It was also great to see so many women competing.
Many thanks to the officials, volunteers, marshals and photographers who generously gave their time over Easter to organise this event.

GWEN PYE.

Murray Bridge Tour Combines Hot Competition With Comradery

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 Over 75 riders flocked to Murray Bridge on the long weekend for the Murray Bridge Tour hosted by the Skinny Lattes Cycling Club.  This is the second year the club has hosted a women's tour featuring multiple grades for women of all ages.  Club President, Felicity Laing said the women ranged from 15 to 72 years, but their shared love of cycling encouraged an athmosphere that was inclusive and supportive to all, whilst encouraging all riders to give their best in competition.

The club has a strong history of including racing opportunities for Athletes With Disabilities and this year's tour saw multiple World Para Champion & Para Olympic Gold Medalist Carol Cooke make the journey across from Victoria for the second year. Carol spoke of the inclusive nature of the tour and just how much fun she had racing with the women and being given the opportunity to mentor some of the newer riders.  Also on the start list this year was Kieran Modra, who has won five  gold and four  bronze medals at seven Para Olympic Games from 1988 to 2012, along with two silver medals at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.  With the Para National Championships being held in South Austalia in April the tour provided welcomed preparation.

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All Photos by Matthias Pfeil

Stellar Results For SA Riders At Masters National Track Championships.

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12th March 2015

Golden results for Skinny Lattes member Meriel Custance when she not only sucessfuly defended her National Title in the 2000mtrs Individual Pursuit but set a new SA State Record in the process.

 

8th March 2015

Tuesday will see Meriel Custance pack up the bikes and once again head across to Sydney  to defend her title WM6 Individual Pursuit Champion.

The Skinny Lattes Cycling Club wishes Meriel all the best for the Championships!

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Video's Tips & Blogs - From some of our favourite Women

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State Records Smashed By Lattes At Recent State Masters Track Champs

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A small but impressive group of women recently contested the Cycling South Australia State Masters Track Championships over a weekend where tempertures soared around 40C.  Whilst not the easiest of conditions for competitors or officals, many state records were smashed over the weekend.

Skinny Lattes Cycling Club members who had been regularly attending CSA "Women on Track" sessions demonstrated just how valuable those sessions were in their development and preparation with Janine Mckinnon setting two new records in Time Trial and Sprint, Meriel Custance in Pursuit and Gwen Pye in Pursuit.

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Gwen Pye photo byMatthias Pfeil 

Women's Individual Pursuit

  • 2km MAS8 - Gwen Pye (New State Record)
  • 2km MAS6 - Meriel Custance (New State Record)

Women's 500m Time Trial

  • MAS6 - Janine McKinnon, SLCC (New State Record)

Women's Sprint

Philippa Read, Finalist in Master Rider of the Year

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After stand out results in the recent Cycling Australia Master's National Road Championships, Philippa as been advised that she is a finialist in the National Awards to be announced in Melbourne later this month.

The club would like to congratulate Philippa on her nomination.

"We are pleased to advise that you are a finalist in the Women's Masters Road Cyclist of the Year award that will be presented at the Jayco 2014 Australian Cyclist of the Year Awards to be held in Melbourne on Friday 21 November".

Cycling Australia congratulate you on your nomination for the award and invite you to attend this gala function and hope that you will join us on this special night. Below please find the details of the Awards.

Jayco 2014 Australian Cyclist of the Year Awards

 

SA Women Medal At Masters National Championships

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Pip Read, Leanne Davies, Janine Mckinnon.                                                         Michelle Bloffwitch   

Strong results acheived by South Australian Women at the recent Cycling Australia Masters National Road Racing Championships.

 

Pip Read took the clean sweep of three gold medals and the champion of champions jersery for the WM6,  whilst Skinny Lattes CC member Janine Mckinnon, at her first championship commanded  the silver medal in the TT.  Leanne Davies silver TT, Alissa Bryon gold Road Race.

Representing SA were: Janine Mckinnon, Michelle Bloffwitch, Pip Read, Leanne Davies, Alissa Bryon and Christina Teniswood.

 

Alissa Bryon gold road race philippa breakaway win

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Sharee Wins Silver At World Championships in Manchester

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Skinny Latte member Sharee Faulkner is currently racing at Masters World Track Championships in Manacehester and last night secured the silver medal in the Womens Individual Pursuit for women aged 45-49 years.

A year ago Sharee who had been around cycling for years, but never really thought she had the goods, "decided it was time to stop mucking around" and  back herself, to  get serious, and to see what she really was capable of acheiving.  Wow what a result. Congratulations Sharee from all your team mates and the women who join with you each week for the Cycling South Australia Women on Track Sessions.  You inspire!

Fellow South Australians Kellie Hards, Malcolm Clasohom and John Zivanovic are also competing in Manchester. Kellie received bronze medal in her pursuit, whilst Malcolm placed 4th in his scratch race and John 4th in his Time Trial.  

 

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Lattes Out Hitting the Hill in Celebration

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By Margaret Boylan

 

Very good day out for Skinny Lattes CC today at the Willunga Hit the Hill TT - 4 Lattes there, all riding well and having a blast, Saturday hill endurance sessions obviously have paid off as we had two trophy winners Heather Webb & Margaret Warner - both winners in their categories - big congrats to you both. It was great to see our club so well profiled in the women's categories.

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Photos courtesy of Tina's Cycling Photos