What a great start to 2010. The Santos Tour Down Under lit up the cycling world with a sensational race to kick off the international ProTour season.
Early season Australian Championships saw some outstanding performances in road, track and mountain bike competition. The track in particular was notable for world record times by junior Dale Parker and Para-cyclist Sue Powell. Jack Bobridge also amazed when he became the second fastest man in history over 4km - the fastest under the current bike standards.
Go to the CA website for the latest from the February meeting of the Cycling Australia Board of Management.
Australian Junior Track Championships – 18-20 March
More than 100 U15 and U17 riders from around Australia will contest the Junior Track Championships at Melbourne’s DISC velodrome from 18-20 March. Results will be posted after each session at cycling.org.au.
Win a Team Jayco SKINS prize pack!
Cycling Australia members are invited to 'Get on the Wheel' for a chance to win a Team Jayco SKINS prize pack valued at $800. If you register at teamjaycoskins.com before Friday 12 March you will go into the draw to win.
2010 Australian Track Championships photos now available Re-live all the action of the 2010 Australian Track Championships through the photography of Cycling Australia's licensed photographer John Veage. To view and purchase, please download and complete the order form on cycling.org.au.
2010 UCI Track World Championships The 'Cyclones' for the 2010 UCI Track World Championships will be announced on Friday and the team will fly out to Denmark next week. The Championships are being staged in Copenhagen from 24 to 28 March. SBS will screen highlights on 18 April (check local guides) but keep an eye on news and the cyclingcentral website during the Championships for daily videos. A daily summary will also be posted on the CA website. Send a message of support to the team via Cycling Australia.
2010 U19 Road Championships – Murwillumbah (Northern NSW) Entries for the U19 Championships are now open through the Cycling Australia Website. Enter Now!
2010 U15 & U17 Mountain Climbing Championships, incorporating U19 Tour – Mount Buffalo (VIC) The Alpe d'Buffalo, being held in Victoria from 17 to 18 April, is the first Australian Junior Mountain Climbing Championship. For the first time this event will also incorporate an U19 tour alongside the Junior Championships. Enter Now!
2010 Rydges – BellCity Australian Masters Track Championships Don't miss out on the 2010 Rydges - BellCity Australian Masters Track Championships. Enter now!
2010 Australian Masters Road Championships With the world's top riders heading to Australia for the 2010 UCI Road World Championships Masters are urged to book their accommodation early for the Masters Road Championships in Ballarat from 24 to 28 September. Check the website for further information.
2010 Para-cycling Road Championships The Championships are being staged on 10 and 11 of April on the Sunshine Coast. Enter now!
First Aid as a Pre-requisite for Coaches
From 1 January 2010, a First Aid qualification is now mandatory for all new coaches who attend a coach training program, at all levels, across all disciplines. Existing accredited coaches will have until 1 January 2011 to acquire a First Aid qualification.