11 March 2014
The Super-Drome's international-standard track and facilities continue to attract the best cyclists in the world to Adelaide.
Cycling SA recently hosted the 2014 National Track Championships at the site, and the four day event was a resounding success. Highlights included Victoria’s Shane Perkins winning the Men's Keirin, and South Australia's own Steph Morton defeating Olympic gold medallist Anna Meares in the Women's Keirin on the final day.
The Adelaide Super-Drome was built in 1993 with costs in excess of $13.45 million, spanning three to five hectares on the vast expanses of the State Sports Park, Main Road, Gepps Cross.
The South Australian State Government purposely built the Super-Drome to headline its bid to host the 1998 Commonwealth Games; unfortunately, Adelaide lost out to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
The birth of the Tour Down Under in 1999 was the spark which reunited cycling in Australia and most notably South Australia, and the Super-Drome was soon hosting teams from around the globe using the venue as their training headquarters in preparation for the Tour Down Under.
Not only does the Super-Drome provide a world class international standard timber track, it also seats up to 2000 guests and has standing room for a further 1000 more patrons.
The site also provides offices, conference rooms, change rooms, training rooms, and specialised training equipment above international quality standards.
In addition, Adelaide's warm climate and unique environment is the perfect destination for international cyclists to train in preparation for worldwide events.