Cham­pion back with her team

Albany Extra - - News - Jes­sica Cuth­bert

Women’s cy­cling world cham­pion Marianne Vos is re­turn­ing to join hun­dreds of lo­cal cy­clists as they weave through some of the re­gion’s most scenic land­scapes as part of the Amaz­ing Al­bany Bike Ride next month.

On Novem­ber 5, rid­ers will be gear­ing up for the the Amaz­ing Al­bany Bike Ride, an 82km course that di­rects rid­ers to lo­cal at­trac­tions and tourist destinations.

In 2016, the ride was led out by Dutch cy­cling su­per­star Vos and Aus­tralian cy­cling leg­end Rob­bie McEwen.

Vos is back in 2017 with her en­tire WM3 Pro Cy­cling Team, who will ride with par­tic­i­pants, work­ing up and down the group speak­ing to rid­ers, of­fer­ing ad­vice and giv­ing the oc­ca­sional push to those who need it.

The route starts at the Na­tional An­zac Cen­tre on Mt Clarence and pro­ceeds around Princess Royal Drive pass­ing through some well-known spots, in­clud­ing Dis­cov­ery Bay, Salmon Holes, The Gap, the wind farm and French­man Bay.

Cy­clists of all types, ages, back­grounds and skill lev­els will be en­cour­aged to ride, and a 47.5km short route has been in­cluded within the longer course to cater for rid­ers of var­i­ous lev­els of abil­ity.

The event acts as a pre­lude to the Tour of Mar­garet River, an am­a­teur team cy­cling race that runs through the greater Black­wood Val­ley.

Dutch cham­pion cy­clist Marianne Vos is com­ing to the re­gion as part of the Tour of Mar­garet River.

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