About the CSA Super Series
The Cycling South Australia Super Series is South Australia’s largest and highest profile road racing series outside of the Tour Down Under, and provides Adelaide-based riders the best opportunity for elite-level road racing in the state. With eight rounds spanning the Spring months each year and up to two hundred competitors across 6 grades, the Super Series is the Adelaide-based and South Australian cycling calendar’s flagship event, pushing the envelope of what amateur cycling can look like.
Cycling South Australia has been responsible for an Elite Team Series each year since 2009, beginning as a 12-team Elite Men’s race series with up to 13 rounds before the addition of Women’s Elite and Masters grades in 2015 saw that number of teams double to 24 in just one year. With the addition of Masters and Cat 2 grades, that number of teams grew to 34 in 2017, and grew again to 41 in 2018. Two grades, Elite Men and Masters 2 Men are expected to reach capacity in 2019, with the rest of the grades not far behind.
With a list of competitors including current and former World Champions, WorldTour riders, State Champions, Australian Champions, and Olympic medallists, the calibre of racers in the CSA Super Series is as good as it gets in amateur road racing, second in the country only to the National Road Series, and the WorldTour events held in January each year. In addition to the elite road and track racers, some of the Super Series' finest racing in years gone by has been at the hands of surprise imports from other disciplines like XC and Cyclocross - so if you're not the most experienced crit racer, never fear!
Most racers compete as part of a registered team, and team managers must decide which of their riders to enter in each race as field sizes are limited. This provides not only a tactical element to the racing, but to the preparation for each round of the Series. These teams can range from professional, elite athletes, to sponsored amateur racers, to club-based teams who race for bragging rights against the bigger fish. Rounds are often electrified by the wide range of race experience, technical bike skills and raw talent all playing off each other to see who will emerge victorious! Individual racers who do not wish to race as part of a team or want to enter a round having not been selected by their team are welcome to enter the Series on their own, either with a Series Pass which can be purchased before the racing begins in September, or on a round-by-round basis.