Region’s roads pass the cycle test
Elite cyclists race over 205km
ABOUT 660 riders took to the roads around the South West at the weekend for the annual Tour of Margaret River.
The 110 teams raced between Nannup, Balingup and Greenbushes from Friday to Sunday as part of the annual event.
The overall winner for Open Division A went to Perth-based Santic GDT Racing.
The team started the 205km race slowly, coming fifth in the 42km first stage on Nannup’s Mowen Road.
With each stage the team improved until they won the 42km final stage between Balingup and Nannup on Sunday in a time of 1.02.50.
In the women’s division K, the overall winner was Holden Women’s Racing that dominated in all four stages at the weekend for a total of 100 points.
Australian champion cyclist Grace Brown came away from the Tour of Margaret River with the Green Jacket win in the women’s division K.
Emma Pooley from the United Kingdom was second.
Australian cyclists Matthew Champtaloup and Guy Kalma tied for the open division A, with 13 points each.
Cyclists cross the finish line at the Talison Lithium stage finish at Greenbushes.
Dutch cyclist Marianne Vos and Greenbushes Community Garden's Tracy Lansdell at the Talison Lithium stage finish on Saturday.
UK cyclist Emma Pooley rests after she was second across the line in the Green Jacket points in Greenbushes.