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SASI riders aim high at national Para-Cycling titles

SASI riders aim high at national Para-Cycling titles

Finetuning is over as SASI riders focus on the coming Para-Cycling road titles in Melbourne

It's back to business for the South Australian Sports Institute riders (SASI) as they prepare for the 2017 Australian Para-Cycling Road National Championships in Melbourne on April 28 and 29.

After months of top-level competition and training the SASI cyclists will rest for a day or two before heading to Melbourne for the championships.

Meg Lemon (SASI, Port Adelaide Cycling Club), Darcy Thompson (Port Adelaide Cycling Club), and Grant Allen (Port Adelaide Cycling Club) will fly the flag for SASI.

Para-Cycling coach Loz Shaw said the athletes had enjoyed a solid preparation and were primed to continue their good form.

''All the SASI athletes are going really well,'' he said. ''They have trained really hard and had a pre-race hit out (last Thursday), the full rehearsal even though they probably didn't really need it. They all have different needs so we have developed programs to suit their individual needs. They will be aiming to podium (in Melbourne) as it is a world championships qualifier. They will then be straight off to Italy for World Cup competition. All of the athletes will be aiming to compete at the World Championships in September (August 31 to September 3, South Africa).''

This week's national titles in Melbourne will feature the time trial on Friday and the road race on Saturday.

For the latest results visit http://cycling.org.au/Events/Calendar/Event-Details/2017-para-cycling-road-national-championships-pararoadnats