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SA Masters Sparkling at Nationals

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SCRATCH RACES:  Kel Hards (PACC) silver, Malcolm Clasohm (Whyalla CC) gold, John Zivanovic (KCC) gold,Patrick Marcucci, (NorwoodCC) gold.


SA's Meriel Custance and Kel Hards yesterday smashed their previous PB's at Cycling Australia's Masters National Track Championships.

Both women faced seasoned competition in their respective Individual Pursuit categories with Meriel securing the silver medal and Kel the bronze.

SA's men were inspired on Monday when they left their mark on day 1 of competition the Individual Pursuits.  

Malcolm Clasohm  (Whyalla CC)showed why he had won 2 previous Masters World Track Championships when he dominated the MMAS7 to take the Gold medal from Michael Lawson. Kilkeny CC John Zivanovic was a clear winner of  the ride off for the bronze medal in  MMA6 and David Zdanowicz of the ADCC made a  race of the MMAS5 final when he challenged  Lewis Marshall of Rockhampton CC.  Lewis narrowly got the better of David.

MERIEL CUSTANCE - "2.50 for 2km Individual pursuit. Silver medal. PB by 12seconds :) Thank you Sam Farrell and Patrick M for wheels. For Skinny Lattes and Cibo for their support, John the Super Coach and everyone who said nice things :) Doesn't my Fuji look sweet with her bling? Well done Kel Hards on her PB too — with Kel Hards at Midvale Speed Dome."


KELLIE HARDS - What a day of racing for me! I still can't believe I have a Bronze medal for the IP sitting in front of me. I was hoping for a PB, but I achieved that plus more.
Thanks must go to the following people:
Andrew for lending me his BT.
My dad for taking the time to travel with me (I don't know how I would have managed with all my cycling boxes and bags - needed 2 trolleys to carry all my gear :o )
The awesome support from Meriel, especially with her reminders to eat good food and rehydrate. :)
A very big thank you to John Zivanovic, Pat Marcucci and David Zdanowicz for yelling at me in the Final and indicating I needed to pull my finger out if I wanted to win a medal.
Andy from Cycleworx Woodville Semaphore Unley with ordering of equipment and making sure it was ready before departure date. — in Perth, Western Australia.

Photo: Meriel about to unleash her fury in the IP.

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The Rapha Women's 100km challenge

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The Women's 100 is off and rolling. It may seem like a long road leading to the July 7th date, but it will be here before you know it. There have been some questions coming in about the Rapha Women's 100 — What is it? Where do I sign up? What do I win? Well, the truth of the matter is that the only thing that is really worth winning is the chance to unite women in riding 100km or more on July 7th, and any time in between.

Enter Here for Event Details

Tips on Improving Your Time Trial

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With Round 1 of the Women's Challenge Series coming up here is a timely article written by Peter Reaburn that was published by Cycling Australia.  

Time trialling is an art - part physical, part ability to handle hurt, and part bike set-up. While TT's are a specialty event, in any road race we need the specific fitness to hold speed like a timetrialist does. Whether it be hanging on to the pace line in racing or training, driving for the finish line from a long way out, or climbing a long and steady hill, a road racer of any age needs to know how to maximise their ability to time trial.

click here for Peter's advice on how to Bridge The Gap

Cyclo Sportif..Is It For Me???

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Have you ever wondered what it is like to be part of a team....a cycling team, wearing the same kit, looking sharp, and sharing the highs and low together. SA Cycling run a teams time trial....the Cyclo Sportif and here is an insight from some of our team members.  With 40 Skinny Lattes members involved in these events there must be something good going on.
Cyclo Sportif was a fantastic way for me to enter into my first cycling event.  The best thing was that I wasn't entering myself..  I had a team with me.. A team that supported me, encouraged me, looked out for me and shared their knowledge with me. It's made me a more confident rider and has encouraged me to get out there and have a go.
Sandra - Extra Hots
Well, it was my very first cyclo sportif and I am advancing in years to take on such events and I wasn't quite sure what to expect but these were the stand out moments for me: an early start in the drizzling rain; feeling a bit nervous amongst all these fit looking riders; feeling part of it in the Skinny Lattes jersey; hoping to click into my pedals at the start and not fall over in front of everyone; riding along in a neat little 'brick' of four riders; not being able to join in the team chatter 'cos I was trying to keep breathing; wondering if there was any point at which we would be able to freewheel - there were none; feeling my heartbeat thumping in my head on the last hill; relief at the sight of the line; really happy to complete together as a team; proud of the other Skinny Latte teams all finishing together in style; and a nice cup of tea when i got home. And all this before 10.30am on a Sunday!! All in all a great morning.

Thanks to my babycino team mates for getting me round.
Best wishes
Kim - Babycinos
Espresso Girls Range  Range Crema Range     Babycinos 13
Extra Hots 2012-2013                 team            babycinos range        BABycinoo

Tyre changing 101

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Big thank you to Skinny Latte member and bike mechanic Philippa Read for holding a basic bike maintance session for club members on Saturday.  This was a hands on session which gave everyone the opportunity to work through Philippa's tips on their own bikes.


Pyrenees House For Rent

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Ever thought about getting a small group of friends together and renting a house in France.  Spending your days cycling and walking in the Pyrenees, living in a real small French Village.........If so have a look at the information below, it may just be perfect.

We own a house in the French Pyrenees 25 kilometers from Pau and thought your members may be interested. The house sleeps 6 and is central to a lot of different itineraries. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms and is set in a little village with shop facilities minutes from the house. The cost for the week varies from 350 to 550 Euros during the high season.
We also run walking tours in the French Pyrenees and can organize private tours for groups of friends who like to share a holiday. Some of your member's partners that don't ride may be interested in walking or touring the Pyrenees while the rest of the group rides.
Information about our house can be found on our web page. If you would like more information about a private tour in the Pyrenees please don't hesitate to contact us.


Patrick & Robbie Arrieula .
Walking - Foodie Tours
P.O. Box 469
Bowral NSW 2576
PH: 0248625711 or 1300732516

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Skinny Lattes Sponsored Rider Makes Team for Track World Championships

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Stephanie Morton one of our sponsored cyclists has just been named in the Aussie team for Track World Championships. Stephanie, as the pilot for Felicity Johnson, won gold in the tandem time trial at the Paralympic Games and grabbed two Para-cycling world titles in 2012.

Morton enjoyed triple success at the nationals with wins in the keirin, sprint and team sprint. In Minsk she'll joining forces with Olympic and world championship medallist, Kaarle McCulloch in the sprint events.

Joining Steph in Minsk will be Annette Edmondson who received one of our sponsored rider awards in 2012.  Nettie had a golden run at the recent Australian National Track Championships taking out the top spot in all of her events.

sponsored girls

Left to Right: Stephanie Morton (heading of to Word Championships in Minsk with Annette Edmondson) Breanna Hargrave (Sponsored Cyclist 2012-2013) and Annette Edmondson