NSW Road Premiership

NSW Road Premiership

The NSW Road Premiership is the most prestigious road racing series in NSW. It recognises the best and most consistent cyclists across the Cycling NSW road season.

Riders score points towards the Premiership by placing highly in selected road races throughout the year. At the end of the season, the rider with the most points wins. The winner of the NSW Road Premiership is awarded the coveted title of NSW Roadman of the Year or NSW Roadwoman of the Year.

The NSW Road Premiership is awarded in six categories: Elite Men, U23 Men, Elite Women, Masters Men, Masters Women, and Club.

While interstate and international riders may participate in the competition, only NSW riders and clubs can win the Premiership.

Elite & U23 Men

FINAL STANDINGS

Road of year trophy

In 2019, the NSW Elite Men Road Premiership and NSW U23 Men Road Premiership will be contested in a combined competition over four* rounds, with points for the top 20 finishers in each round regardless of the riders’ age category.

1

17 March

Blayney to Bathurst (Elite Wave) [RESULTS]

2

16 June

Gunnedah to Tamworth (Division 1) [RESULTS]

3

7 September

NSW U23 and Elite ITT Championships [RESULTS]

4

30 November

L’Étape Australia by Tour de France (Elite Wave) [RESULTS]

Place

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

Points

100

91

82

73

65

57

50

43

37

31

Place

11th

12th

13th

14th

15th

16th

17th

18th

19th

20th

Points

26

21

17

13

10

7

5

3

2

1

The NSW Roadman of the Year will be awarded to the rider with the most points at the end of the final round.

The NSW U23 Roadman of the Year will be awarded to the under-23 rider with the most points. If an under-23 rider also wins the overall competition, a separate award will recognise the elite rider with the most points as the NSW Elite Roadman of the Year.

In the NSW U23 and Elite ITT Championships, the times of under-23 riders will be included with the times of elite riders when calculating point scores.

*The Seaview Classic was originally intended to be part of the Premiership, but the event will not take place in 2019.

Elite Women

FINAL STANDINGS

NSW 19 PREMIERSHIP Simone Grounds wins NSW Elite Womens Road Premiership 2019

In 2019, the Elite Women Road Premiership was contested over five rounds, with points for the top 10 finishers in each round.

Under-19 women may compete for the Elite Women Road Premiership. There is no separate award for the highest-placed Under-19 woman.

Congratulations to Simone Grounds (Dhuez Racing, Dubbo CC) for winning the Premiership and becoming the NSW Roadwoman of the Year.

1

28 April

Snowy Wilson Criterium (Elite Women) [RESULTS]

2

6 July

Sydney Road Titles (Elite and U19 Women) [RESULTS]

3

25 August

Nemingha to Nundle* [RESULTS]

4

7 September

NSW U19 and Elite ITT Championships [RESULTS]

5

8 September

NSW U19 and Elite Road Race Championships [RESULTS]

Place

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

Points

100

85

71

58

46

35

25

16

8

1

*Due to insufficient entries, the entrants for the Nemingha to Nundle Elite Women scratch race rode in the Nemingha to Nundle Handicap and scored points according to their placings relative to each other.

Masters Men

FINAL STANDINGS

In 2019, the Masters Men Road Premiership was contested over five rounds, with points for the top 5 finishers in each round.

Congratulations to Jordan Ross (Dhuez Racing, Illawarra CC), who is the 2019 NSW Masters Roadman of the Year.

1

10 June

Cervelo Masters Super Series – Rd 1 (Div 1) [RESULTS]

2

23 June

Cervelo Masters Super Series – Rd 2 (Div 1) [RESULTS]

3

14 July

Cervelo Masters Super Series – Rd 3 (Div 1) [RESULTS]

4

7 September

NSW Masters Individual Time Trial Championships [RESULTS]

5

8 September

Gunning – Graded Masters Road Race (Division 1) [RESULTS]

Place

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

Points

50

34

22

14

10


Masters Women

FINAL STANDINGS

Gaye Lynn Masters cyclist

The Masters Women Road Premiership functions differently from the other categories as it is an initiative of the Cycling NSW Women’s Commission, intended to encourage participation as much as rewarding performance.

It is contested over four grades, A-D, with the overall winner of A Grade recognised as the NSW Masters Roadwoman of the Year. Separate jerseys are awarded to recognise the B Grade, C Grade and D Grade Masters Women Road Premiership winners.

In 2019, the Masters Women Road Premiership will be contested over rounds, with points for the top five finishers in each round as well as points for participating and for winning primes and QOMs. There are additional points for starting in all the events on the calendar.

1

27 July

Heffron Park Criterium

2

28 July

Waratah Park Criterium

3

7 September

NSW Masters Individual Time Trial Championships [RESULTS]

4

8 September

Gunning – Graded Masters Road Race [RESULTS]

5

13 December

Waratah Park - hosted by Sutherland Shire CC

Place

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

Prime/ QOM

Starting an event

Starting all events

Points

50

34

22

14

10

10

10

20

Grade changes: If a rider moves up to A Grade during the year, they take half their accumulated points with them to A Grade. If a rider moves up to B or C Grade from any lower grade, they will be awarded the number of points equal to the current 5th place on the points ladder for the new grade. If a rider drops grades, they keep all point accumulated to that point in the series. There shall be no grade changes for the final three races of the series.

Club

FINAL STANDINGS

Clubs earn points towards the NSW Club Road Premiership in several different ways.

Firstly, a rider’s points earned in each of the other Premiership categories are added towards their club’s tally. For the Masters Women’s category, only placing points scored in A Grade will count towards the Club Road Premiership. Subject to the paragraph below, Prime, QOM and Participation points in the Masters Women Road Premiership will not count.

Secondly, to recognise participation, every rider earns 1 point for their club for every NSW Road Premiership race that they start. For the Masters Women’s category, only participations in A Grade will count to the Club Road Premiership, earning 1 point per participation.

Finally, the NSW Club Team Time Trial Championships count towards the NSW Club Road Premiership. Each team earns 1 point for their club by starting in the Club TTT Championships. Points for placing in each age category are awarded according to the following points scale (which is identical to that of the Elite and U23 Men Road Premiership):

Place

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

Points

100

91

82

73

65

57

50

43

37

31

Place

11th

12th

13th

14th

15th

16th

17th

18th

19th

20th

Points

26

21

17

13

10

7

5

3

2

1

Premiership Leader

Throughout the season, the current leader of the NSW Road Premiership in each category will have the honour of wearing dossard No. 1 during the next round.

Number 1 bib

The overall winner of the NSW Road Premiership will be awarded a trophy and have their named engraved on the perpetual trophy for NSW Roadman or Roadwoman of the Year. They will also be awarded the NSW Road Premiership jersey, which they will be able to wear at each of the following season’s NSW Road Premiership events.

In the event of a tie in points, the winner will be the rider with the faster time in the individual time trial.

2018 Honour Roll

 Roadmen of the Year Hill Calder 1200 (1).jpg

Roadman of the Year: Angus Calder (Northern Sydney CC, Nero KOM Financial Advice Racing)

Elite Roadman of the Year: Samuel Hill (Hunter District CC, Phoenix Cycling Collective)

U23 Roadman of the Year: Angus Calder (Northern Sydney CC, Nero KOM Financial Advice Racing)

Roadwoman of the Year: Georgia Whitehouse (Sydney Uni Velo Club, Sydney Uni-Staminade)

Masters Roadman of the Year: Ben Neppl (Hunter District CC, Dhuez Racing)

Masters Roadwoman of the Year: Simone Grounds (Dubbo CC)

NSW Club Premiership winners: Sydney Uni Velo Club