Over the past year or two cyclo-cross has had a massive increase in popularity in Australia. This has seen local state series’ being held in a number of capital cities including Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. And now this year , for the first time, a Nationals series has been setup.
Adelaide had the privilege of hosting the 3rd and 4th rounds, held as back to back races over the weekend of August 11th-12th.
Check out the video of the mens race from Sunday, Round #4 held in Adelaide.
After the success of the double round in Melbourne it was good to see a decent amount of interstate competitors made the effort and headed over for the Adelaide races. Both races were held in the heart of the city in the surrounding parklands with loads of help from volunteers and particularly PACC (the Port Adelaide CyclingClub) who have been putting on the local summer and winter series over the past year. Despite being close together the two tracks were very different making racing unique for both days. Sundays track consisted of a slightly tighter course making getting a good break out to the front of the field difficult if you were stuck mid field. With far more rolling sections, a very steep climb and a number of hurdles and logs, this course was great for spectators with its tight proximity.
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