Croc­o­dile Tro­phy moun­tain bike clas­sic set to roll again

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

THE 19th Croc­o­dile Tro­phy starts this Satur­day with a lap race at Smith­field in Cairns. As the world’s old­est moun­tain bike stage race the Croc­o­dile Tro­phy has be­come known as the hard­est and most ad­ven­tur­ous event. This year more than 80 rid­ers will race for 900 km through the Out­back and the rain­forests, in­clud­ing Cana­dian’s Na­tional Marathon Cham­pion, Cory Wal­lace, last year’s third fin­isher Wolf­gang Krenn from Aus­tria and Lotto Belisol pro-team rider, Sander Cordeel from Bel­gium. Irvinebank and the Mt Mul­li­gan cat­tle sta­tion will be two of the stage des­ti­na­tions next week be­fore the rid­ers and more than 80 sup­port­ers and crew ar­rive at the his­toric gold-min­ing town of Laura, where an in­di­vid­ual time trial will add to the chal­lenge on day seven. Af­ter a stop-over at the Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­nity of Hope­vale on day eight, the Croc­o­dile Tro­phy will fin­ish in Cooktown on Sun­day, 27 Oc­to­ber

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