We wanted to bring you Adelaide Track League back in April, but COVID-19 got in the way. Cycling SA is excited to be re-introducing Adelaide Track League for a reduced season of two Friday nights in 2020: July 31 and September 4. We’ll be combining our state’s reputation as the premier event state with SA’s long and prosperous history in all forms of cycling by launching ATL, bringing together food trucks, DJ’s and some of South Australia’s best independent wine and beer producers for an action-packed night of racing.
Taking inspiration from Adelaide’s famous Mad March season as much as the Santos Tour Down Under, the Adelaide Superdrome at Gepps Cross will be transformed into a bustling hub of activity with local foodie powerhouses Sookii La La, Nugg Lyf, Gang Gang and Syrian Mobile Disco on rotation slinging delicious food as well as beer from Big Shed Brewing Concern, wine by McLaren Vale’s Alpha Box & Dice, and softies and juices by Squatters Collective. In addition to the racing, a roster of DJs will take care of the atmosphere inside the ‘Drome on each of the inaugural season’s four evening dates.
Beginning July 31, the 2020 Adelaide Track League season will act as a proving ground for a longer fixture in years to come, with the potential for interstate and international competitions and competitors to be drawn to the world-class velodrome as they were in years past. The racing will rotate through a program of high-energy track events and a rolling roster of future stars looking to make a name for themselves. In addition, the Australian Olympic Team athletes who have missed out on the opportunity to race in Tokyo in 2020 due to the pandemic will be able to take to the boards in front of a home crowd.
A roster of guest race directors will take charge of each round of the Adelaide Track League beginning with former World Champion Rohan Wight, who’s excited at the prospect of making his mark on the ATL. “I’ve been lucky enough to race around the world on the track and on the road, and to see all the best parts of that repackaged for an Adelaide crowd is something I’m really looking forward to being involved with.”
Cycling SA CEO Lachlan Ambrose is enthusiastic about the potential the Adelaide Track League holds, saying “CSA has been committed to breaking the mold when it comes to staging cycling events. We want to do for track cycling what the Big Bash has done for cricket. Make it fun, make it exciting, and make it something that everyone wants to be part of.”
South Australia continues to produce the best cyclists in the world, from Steph Morton to Rohan Dennis with countless riders in between. This will be an opportunity for us to show off the next generation of world champions in a setting that will make for the perfect way to end a working week.