Round three of the National Junior Track Series rolls out from the Silverdome track this Saturday with the big hitters all making the journey to Tasmania. Age group series leaders Ruby Roseman-Gannon (Brunswick Cycling Club), Jack Edwards (Great Sydney Combine), Lara Batkin (St George) and Cameron Scott (Wagga Wagga CC) will all be attempting to strengthen their leading positions.
The leader in the team standings Greater Sydney will have a full compliment of riders in Launceston but the combine can't afford to take it easy with Regional Victoria, Carnegie Caulfield and Brunswick all with in striking distance. it will be down to a matter of mere placings this weekend with only a hand full of point is separating these teams. Adelaide Metro's Alex Manly jumped up the placings with solid performances in Melbourne last month and heads to Tasmania hoping to retain her good form. Around one hundred riders will take part in racing at the Silverdome on Saturday starting at 3pm. Once again Queensland will field more than twenty riders with some coming to Launceston from as far North as Cairns and as expected there will a large representation from Cycling Tasmania Clubs with the host state filling about twenty-five nominations.
The inaugural series, which has featured rounds at Sydney's Dunc Gray Velodrome and Melbourne's DISC velodrome in October, is a club based competition for under 15 and under 17 year old cyclists.
It aims to aid the transition to elite racing and support the future of track cycling within Australia. It's hoped it will also underpin the growth of Cycling Australia's high performance talent base.
Presented by the Santos Tour Down Under, the NJTS is also supported by Jayco and Shimano, with the GreenEDGE cycling team also backing the project and features five rounds staged at major indoor velodromes around Australia, with Perth's Speed Dome to host round four on December 10 and Adelaide's Super-Drome to stage the final event on January 17.
National Junior Track Series > Official website