The AusCycling South Australian office is proud to announce that we will be returning to Mypolonga again in 2021 for the Road State Championships on Saturday, August 28. The course is one for the all-rounder, with a short uphill gravel section, a short, ever-so-slightly technical descent and a punchy rise past the Mypolonga Hall each lap.
The idyllic location of the racing is just one of the benefits of racing at Mypolonga, in the Rural City of Murray Bridge, with plenty of support from the local producers in the region who came out to show off their wares, and the local historical society putting up lunch for competitors and spectators alike!
Beginning from the sign on area at the Mypolonga Institute, the course rolls along Balanada Dr for around 2km before turning up Merriwa Rd for a 900m, 3.5% uphill gravel section. The course then turns left onto Wool Shed Rd and Mypolonga Rd, where it will be open-road-rules as per a normal CSA road race – staying left and absolutely no crossing of the centre line! After 1.4km of straight, flat road we’ll turn back onto the Western end of Balanada Dr and back onto closed roads for some quick, downhill corners, turn right onto McKerlie Rd and a quick left on S Bokara Rd to the finish. All laps except the final lap will crack a left at Green St to head back up the main street to the Mypolonga Institute, with all races to finish at the finish line at the end of S Bokara Rd on their final lap.
AusCycling SA GM Lachie Ambrose says: “We have received tremendous support from both the Rural City of Murray Bridge and the local community so we are excited to be welcomed back to Mypolonga in 2021. Of all the new crit and road courses that we’ve come up with over the past five years I don't think we've ever seen such universally positive reviews as we did for this course. I have confidence that in the coming years, this will become a true classic of the South Australian road racing season.”
As per a regular State Championship event, racing will be separated by age groups. For juniors, this will be by U13, U15, U17 and U19, Elite and U23 will race as a combined race but be awarded two podiums, and Masters age categories will be combined according to entry numbers. Podiums will be awarded in each age category based on the relative position of the riders within that age category.
On Sunday, August 29, we will hold the Junior Time Trial State Championships at Mypolonga so that regional junior families can travel for the weekend and race two state titles. The exact course is still to be decided.
More information regarding entries and the day’s scheduling to come.