99 Bikes Super Series Returns for 2020
In a year unlike any other, we are delighted to announce the return of our biggest event on the calendar, the 99 Bikes Super Series! With round one kicking things off on the 12th of September at Pakapakanthi (Vic Park), and stacked team rosters across the elite and support grades, it’s looking to be some of the most exciting racing we’ve ever had.
Both the women's and men's elite categories have last year's winners looking to defend their hard fought 2019 titles. Men’s elite series winner Tristan Saunders will be back to defend his title, supported by his Butterfields - Insurance Advisernet p/b VDR teammates. Likewise in the women’s elite category, Chloe Moran will be defending her back to back 2018-19 titles supported by her team Prochem. 2020 has seen both domestic and international racing calendars disrupted, and as a consequence, many of SA’s best NRS and AUS Cycling Team riders will be more motivated than ever to show their talents in this year’s Super Series. Safe to say that to defend their 2019 honours, Tristan and Chloe will have to bring everything to the table from round 1 onward!
Tristan Saunders, 2019 series winner - “I’m really keen to have a go at defending my title this year. It’s one of my favourite times of the year to be racing and I feel very lucky to even have the opportunity to race. I think it will be super competitive this year which will make it awesome for the spectators to watch.”
CSA CEO Lachie Ambrose said - “After a turbulent year, we are excited to be able to deliver a full Super Series. The series has continued to grow year on year, and this being the fourth series that I’ve overseen will hopefully be the best yet. We’ve got some brand new rounds and rider favourites returning that should make for some excellent racing.”
The 2020 Super Series will feature some classic rounds we know and love, and introduce us to some new locations that will offer both new races and different terrains for the riders to tackle. Round one is a classic Super Series Criterium - Vic Park Short course will deliver a punchy start to the series, with riders looking to contend overall needing to be ready from the gun. From there we will head to the hills, with the return of the Lenswood team time trial sure to show who has the strongest and smoothest team for the punchy and rolling course. Round 3 and 4 will take us to the Copper Coast Cup, for a weekend of gravel roads and an updated criterium circuit. The second half of the series will be announced soon!