ALTITUDE CYCLING & FITNESS TEAM TIME TRIAL
After the Rd 1 Points Race is done, we're heading back up to Lenswood for a favourite from last year, the Altitude Cycling & Fitness Team Time Trial! Teams will again need to think critically about their tactics - do they make up as much time as they can on the flats, and hope their riders have enough in the legs for the climb, or do they save their climbers for the finish and use up their sprinters to protect them?
This Team Time trial takes on a brutal course made up of two out-and-back-style sections - riders will head North from the Lenswood Oval along Swamp Rd toward Lobethal Rd, then turn back toward Greenhill Rd and ride the length of Swamp Rd before turning back again, this time turning left up Stentiford Rd. The grade on Stentiford hits a whopping 16.2% which typically decimates a team's tactics and leaves everyone scrambling for the wheel of their strongest climber.
All racing will be done by noon, with the final presentations not long after that! Please see below for full Start Times, team by team, and the Spectator Guide below that for general category starts.
|Category||Team Name||Start Time|
|Cat 2 Men||Van D'am Racing||8:30|
|GCC & Friends||8:34|
|Rocket Team Racing||8:38|
|Cat 2 Women||Team Envirosport - Titan Performance||8:40|
|Cycling South Australia Development||8:42|
|Cat 2 Masters||Transitions Drivewear||9:10|
|Power-On Ord Minnett||9:18|
|Team Envirosport - Titan Performance||9:20|
|USG Cycling Team||9:30|
|Cat 1 Masters||Keystone Cycling||9:49|
|Zero Friction Cycling||9:55|
|Elite Women||Butterfields Racing Teal||10:17|
|USG Cycling Team||10:19|
|Butterfields Racing Pink||10:21|
|Gravier Cycle Collective*||10:23|
|Cycling Australia Academy||10:27|
|Elite Men||Gravier Cycle Collective||10:53|
|USG Cycling Team||11:01|
|Butterfields-Appselec p/b VDR||11:03|
|Olivers Real Food Racing||11:07|
|Cycling Australia Academy||11:11|
*these two teams had been placed incorrectly based on an error in Series standings. Their times were published incorrectly in previous documents, but both teams hove now been notified of their official start times.
Parking is available at Lenswood Oval (where each team will start), less than 30km from Adelaide via Greenhill Rd or Lobethal Rd. Participants and spectators are asked if approaching by car to PLEASE aenter via Stentiford Rd from the South and NOT Swamp Rd from the North, especially once racing is begun at 8:30am.
FOOD AND DRINK
Our friends over at KOM Coffee will be travelling up for this one with their portable cargo bike coffee machine - though we don't expect them to ride it all that way!