AMBC and Zero Friction Cycling (ZFC) are pleased to announce the return of a points series that runs across the AMBC season.
Work has been happening during the 2020 season to get a series up and going despite the world apocalypse!!
The race season has been heavily impacted, however AMBC have done a brilliant job in getting the XC season up and going, the state titles, and also a super exciting double header event at Melrose in October!!
It has been decided the 2020 season champion will be decided across the points totals for the 3 XC rounds and the 2 Melrose rounds so again attendance and consistency is key. Category winners will be for Solo Male, Solo Female, Junior Male and Junior Female – read further below to see how the points system works and on the leader board itself you will see the points table (sames as the Enduro World Series points table cos thats the coolest mtb points table).
As in 2019 it was decided against trying to do a series across grades as a) across male, female and junior it is an impossible number of grades to cover and b) its always a mess and angst when people move up or down grades. As such using a points multiplier (another leaf taken from EWS) worked brilliantly last year and rewards riders pushing themselves up grades vs fighting with handicapper to stay in a grade they are winning every round. Points multiplier is as follows;
- A grade – 1.0
- B grade – 0.8
- C grade – 0.7
- D Grade – 0.6
Full detail on the ZFC points table and points multiplier is below – Have a look at your previous rounds and points allocated plus look at where you may have finished in next grade up plus points allocated and start plotting you plans for next year
As the ZFC series is being released late in the season – the 2019 season Medals will be awarded to 1 st , 2nd and 3rd for top points earners in Solo Male, Solo Female and Junior. This will expand for 2020 so stay tuned.
For the 2019 season the best 5 of 6 rounds are counted from the 3 XCM and 3 XCO races – so Sheps XCO is last chance to bag a swag of points!
For 2020 Season points from all 5 rounds (the three XC rounds and 2 Melrose rounds) will count towards season total, there will be season champ medals for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each category as well as vouchers to buy the worlds most proven and tested best products at ZFC.
A little bit about Zero Friction Cycling
Zero Friction Cycling is a boutique business with a difference. Rather than just stock a bunch of stuff that looks on trend and makes big claims, the products selected and stocked by ZFC have undergone the worlds most exhaustive controlled testing. ZFC main focus is on lubricant and chain performance as that is the easy low hanging fruit for watts savings, and the bonus is the highest performing lubricants also save significant drivetrain wear costs as those watts saved are otherwise literally going into eating through ones chain / cassette / chain ring etc.
The testing by ZFC has already featured in magazines and more articles will be forthcoming post TDF as year long chain longevity test project concludes, lubricant testing round 2 begins, as does a tensile strength test project. A significant amount of revenue is invested into testing projects that provide information of benefit to cyclists of all demographics.
Grab a cuppa and have a look at very unique cycling website – www.zerofrictioncycling.com.au
ZFC is also passionate about sponsoring local club events & series – having sponsored for last 2 years the PACC Time trial series, one of sponsors for cyclocross Summer & Winger series, and also a stage sponsor of Tour of Goolwa Masters event. ZFC is very proud to now be a series sponsor with Adelaide Mountain Bike Club.