This year’s event promises to be hugely exciting with Oceania hosting both the Elite and Junior World Championships next year (Melbourne and Invercargill) and the small matter of London 2012. Please find attached our first event newsletter along with a copy of the event programme and details of exclusive accommodation offers available for those travelling to Invercargill for the event. Once selections have been finalised, please enter your riders online at http://www.cyclingsouth.org.nz/oceaniaentryform. Entries close on November 7th. New Zealand riders will require a 2012 BikeNZ licence to compete. Also, be advised the event has been registered as an UCI P1 Para event with international interest from a number of countries.
Other key events happening in the deep south: While we are at it, just a quick reminder regarding our upcoming Track Event in October from 18th to 20th. This follows the annual Yunca Junior Tour (www.cyclingsouth.org.nz/yuncatour) which is shaping up to feature another record field.’
Invercargill track carnival, including NZ Elite Omnium National Champs, 18-20 November The first two nights of track racing will feature the NZ Elite Omnium Championships along with Junior racing (Under 13 to Under 19) in our Trans-Tasman Challenge – over 40 Australian riders are travelling to ride the Yunca and track event. The final night (Thurs 20th) will feature open carnival races (Under 13 to Senior Open grades) with significant prize-money up for grabs. Entries close on October 5th and full details, including the online entry form, can be found at www.cyclingsouth.org.nz/october. Please find full details below. If you have any queries please get in contact with Cycling Southland – firstname.lastname@example.org NZ Elite Omnium Championships (18-19 Oct)The Elite Omnium Champs is a 2012 event so riders will compete in their 2012 licence category. However, Bike Road and Track will accept current 2011 licences as proof of membership.
Tuesday 18 October
Womens Elite Flying Lap5.00pm1
Mens Elite Flying LapFollowing Women1
Women’s Elite Points Race – 20K7.30pm (approx)2
Men’s Elite Points Race – 30KFollowing Women2
Women’s Elite Elimination9.30pm (approx) 3
Men’s Elite EliminationFollowing Women3
Wednesday 19 October
Women’s Elite Individual Pursuit3.00pm4
Men’s Elite Individual Pursuit Following Women4
Women’s Elite Scratch Race7.30pm (approx)5
Men’s Elite Scratch RaceFollowing Women5
Women’s Elite 500m Time Trial9.30pm (approx)6
Men’s Elite 1000m Time TrialFollowing Women6
Trans-Tasman Junior Challenge Programme (18-19 Oct)
Last year saw the first ever Trans-Tasman Junior Challenge contested at Cycling Southland’s October Carnival, won in fine style by New Zealand. Once again, top junior talent from both sides of the Tasman will go head-to-head with racing to be held over Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th October. Full programme details will be posted prior to the event.
Open Carnival Racing (20 Oct)
Kick-off the local 2011-12 track cycling season with open men’s and women’s Carnival-style racing on Thursday October 20th. Local, regional and international riders get the chance to strut their stuff in preparation for Oceania and National Championship racing in the months ahead. Whether you are a sprinter or an enduro from Under 13s right through to Open Senior grades, there will be significant prize-money and a full night’s action with something for you. Entry Fees: $50 for Elite Omniums, $10 for Open Senior riders (Thurs) and $5 per night for Junior riders. Enter online at www.cyclingsouth.org.nz/october. Entries close on October 5th 2011.