Well, it isn’t the way we thought we would be finishing up this year’s Super Series, but it’s certainly not been a year for things going the way we thought they would! While the cancellation of the Unley Oval Reserve Criterium is disappointing, we are excited to be able to offer a finale to the 2020 Super Series which will roll together the Elite Points Race at Pakapakanthi (rather than trying to run it on December 4 with uncertain restrictions) and the Round 8 Criterium for all non-Elite grades.
The Pakapakanthi Criterium and Points Race will take place on Saturday, December 19 from noon at the Pakapakanthi criterium track, with help from our friends at Mischief Brew, Gang Gang and Big Shed Brewing Co. We’re excited and grateful to have an opportunity to send off the 2020 Super Series, and we hope that in addition to getting a race in in your grade, you can bring the family out to the wide open expanse of Pakapakanthi (it makes social distancing easy!) and hang out for a bit. Grab a burger, get a coffee or a juice, and then stick around in the evening to catch the Elite Points Races to see their Series get decided!
Given the unexpected lockdown and subsequent cancellation of our final rounds of the 2020 99 Bikes Super Series, we have decided it’s fairest to call the results of the Series Standings as they are for all of the non-Elite Team grades. That means that in Cat 2 Masters, Cat 2 Men, Cat 2 Women, and Cat 2 Masters, the Series has been run and won! We will hold presentations after each race for the winners of each classification in these grades as well as presenting the winners of each classification in the bonus round to keep things interesting! That means that, for example, the current leader of the Big Shed Brewing Co Sprint Classification will be presented with their prize as well as another prize for the person who scores the most Sprint points in this Bonus Round. We might need a bigger podium!
The non-team grades will have this race count as the final round of their 2020 Super Series! Junior A, Junior B Boys, Junior B Girls, Junior C, Junior D, Cat 3 Men & Masters and Cat 3 Women will all have their Series decided at this last round on the 19th. We know it’s quite a while between drinks, but we’re excited to see who comes out on top in this last round!
At the end of the day, the Elite grades will race their Final Round Points Race to decide their Super Series Final Standings. Racing for GC Points means this is still wide open for anyone to win, and we could see a big upset if a small group of GC hopefuls finds themselves off the front without the frontrunners. Series Presentations for each Elite grade will be held after those races are run!
With the racing taking place on the short course at Pakapakanthi, there’s plenty of room for big grades at this last hurrah for the 2020 99 Bikes Super Series. As such, all grades have room for individual entries including the typically closed Masters Cat 2. We’d love to see as many people as we can take to the crit track for this one, so tell a friend and get them out here.