The town of Mypolonga (in the Rural City of Murray Bridge) is all set to once again play host to our State Road Championships this Saturday, and for the first time, see all categories of Time trial State Championships decided too! We’ve loved heading out to Mypo for this race weekend for the last few years, and expect this year to be no different. A punchy course that has a bit of everything, a great small-town vibe (there’s a reason they’re finalists once again for Regional Town of the Year!) and a new café on the main street you can watch the finish from, this is going to be a great day out!
Heading up the Elite Men’s field is recent WorldTour signing Cameron Scott, looking to defend his win last year from a young group – nearly half of our Elite race is also Under 23! The women’s field is even younger, with around two-thirds of the Elite race also contesting the U23 medals. The best placed rider from last year contesting this year’s race will be Chelsea Holmes, though in her defence the 5 riders above her in last year’s standings are all either riding WorldTour this year or recently raced for Australia on the track at the Commonwealth Games. Good Company to keep!
The Juniors will race for State Championship glory and also points in the inaugural Bryton Junior Road Series, with the final two rounds of that Series consisting of the Road Race and Time Trial this weekend.
Masters Men and Women will duke it out in combined races for individual category medals and State Champion titles on Saturday afternoon, before we reset it all for the Time Trial on Sunday.
The “Race of Truth” will surely test the best riders in the state against the clock, with a healthy cohort of riders taking part in the second year we’ve had our Junior TT Champs here, and the first year for our Senior TT Champs on this 5km circuit course. With the start at the top of the Green St Hill and the finish at the bottom, it’s not every day you get to ride a TT course with a negative elevation gain overall, so we expect to see some blistering times.
Lot 23 is a café that’s just opened up on Green St in Mypolonga, so we encourage all riders to head on down and grab your coffee and lunch from them when you’re up in Mypo for the weekend! They’re local producers as well so there’ll be plenty of goodies in the café even if you’re not a caffeine fiend, so make sure you pop in for a visit.