Fast times in Vil­lage

Weekend Courier - - Sport -

THE best cy­clists of WA will be rac­ing through The Vil­lage at Wel­lard as part of The Ring Sum­mer Cri­terium 2018 race se­ries this Sun­day.

The race will be held for the first time in The Vil­lage and will con­sist of fast laps around a short and tight closed course through the heart of the Wel­lard Square shop­ping vil­lage.

The main event kicks off at noon, with the first race around the 900m cir­cuit for new rac­ers.

There will be plenty of ac­tion through­out the af­ter­noon as the race moves through var­i­ous lev­els, in­clud­ing the Agrade men com­pet­ing in the top event at 4pm.

Spec­ta­tors will get a closeup look at some of WA’s cham­pion cy­clists as they speed past, in­clud­ing Com­mon­wealth Games gold medal­list Micheal Freiberg, 2016 Olympian and Com­mon­wealth Games gold medal­list Scott Sun­der­land, for­mer Aus­tralian Cri­terium cham­pion An­thony Gi­a­coppo and Ju­nior Com­mon­wealth Games par­tic­i­pant Emily Mas­caro.

There will be plenty of ac­tion street-side as well, with spec­ta­tors able to en­joy the pop-up bars and food ven­dors set up es­pe­cially for race day.

The Wel­lard Su­per Crit will also fea­ture a free Lit­tle Crit­ters chil­dren’s ride – a great op­por­tu­nity to in­clude chil­dren in the main event.

The Lit­tle Crit­ters event will be su­per­vised by par­ents and coaches and is open to chil­dren un­der the age of 11 and all bikes, in­clud­ing BMX, moun­tain bikes and road bikes.

The ju­niors’ event will con­sist of two laps around the track and all par­tic­i­pants will re­ceive a spe­cial event num­ber plate for their bike to keep.

Chil­dren can be a part of the event if they sign up on the day and bring along their bike and hel­met.

For more in­for­ma­tion, go to ringcrit­series.asn.au.

Above: Guy Kalma wins the 2017 Leed­erville Su­per Crit. Left: Kids can do the Lit­tle Crit­ters.

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