Saturday afternoon saw the crew head down to Aldinga for Round Five of the AusCycling SA Cycling Super Series.
The Aldinga circuit is a tough one – at a touch over 900m, it’s a short course crit with three corners – the first being near on a ‘hot dog’, followed by two consecutive 90 degree corners at the back end.
Being such a short course with such a severe corner, there is a savage concertina effect out of each corner. Those at the front are rewarded for their effort, while those at the back are forced to sprint out of each corner to stay in touch.
A highlight of the day was in the Cat 2 race, with Adam Bowey again showcasing his form – taking sixth as well as contesting the intermediate sprints to pick up points. In a race where over half the field didn’t finish, Jimmy Wade was also content to finish with the front group, just shy of the top ten.
In Cat 3, the boys missed a late break away move where several of the strongest riders in the category were able to kick away and work to the finish. A tough break, but still a fun day out in the saddle.
From here, we’re looking forward to the Gawler round of the Super Series. With a significant amount of climbing, it should be a cracker and has potential to shake up the series GC.