Tour given global flavour

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Sport -

Cy­cling ac­tiv­ity in Nan­nup reaches fever pitch this week­end as this year’s edi­tion of the Tour of Mar­garet River comes to town.

Top in­ter­na­tional pro­fes­sion­als come to­gether with am­a­teurs for one of WA’s pre­mier cy­cling events.

Bus­sel­ton Cy­cling Club has three teams of six rid­ers trained and ready to pin on the race num­bers of Fri­day, Satur­day and Sun­day rac­ing.

Fri­day’s ride is a 40km team time trial from Balin­gup to Nan­nup.

Satur­day will test the climb­ing legs, with a hilly route from Nan­nup to Green­bushes, and on Sun­day stamina will be tested with a 104km loop from Nan­nup via Brock­man High­way, Sues Road and Mowen Road.

There are tro­phies for over­all, best over-50, best un­der-19, the climbers tro­phy and the cov­eted team award.

Club pres­i­dent Carol May has tipped Court­land Wood as one to watch for the un­der-19 cat­e­gory, the light-framed Mike Vib­ert or Neil Men­dum for the climbers award, ev­er­greens Roger Shooter or Steve Marks for over-50 hon­ours, and fast fin­ish­ers Jamie Coutts, Jar­ryd Heldt or Cr Lyn­don Miles as chances for an over­all win.

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