The Shimano Sprint Series: Shimano Super Crit
Three races, three different states, three thousand dollars, one king, one queen. Melbourne’s Shimano Super Crit offers the final chance for series glory.
The Shimano Sprint Series hosts three races: Launceston, Sydney, and Melbourne. Each race is a unique individual event with some local flavour and big prize purses and points on offer towards crowning an overall series King and Queen in the elite ranks. The series victors share even more spoils of cash and a winner’s crown.
The Super Crit returns to Melbourne on Sunday, December 17 and is the last but definitely not least race in the Series. This is the one that started it all. Big fields, big prizes and big crowds. The 2016 men’s race even featured Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) and Mark Renshaw (Team Dimension Data) in the top-five yet neither could snatch the win from local talent. The women’s field features even more professional talent including international teams.
Hosted by the St Kilda Cycling Club this race has become legend of Australian fans, with constant attacking and aggressive racing for multiple $1,000 sprint primes in a field packed with Australia’s best under hot a summer’s sun.
The Shimano Super Crit will include races for all grades throughout the day, and for the elites it’s their last shot at the Shimano Sprint Series Crown.
For entry, race day schedule, and other details head to the Shimano Super Crit site here.