2014 Tour Overview
The first tour on the Victorian winter cycling calendar, the Tour of the South West featuring the Anchor Point women’s race kicks off the winter season in style.
The tour was first held in 2012 and after two years this event has become the second largest cycling race (by participation) in Australia and attracts riders from throughout Victoria and Australia.
The weekend event attracts entries from amateurs and dedicated cycling enthusiasts to cyclists of national and international standing. In 2013, the Tour of the South West joined the Victorian Road Series. Up for grabs are VRS points providing competitors with a qualifying opportunity for the incredibly popular Tour of Bright.
The tour is open to the following categories:
Men: Teams (A Grade), B Grade, C Grade, Masters A, Masters B & Masters C
Women: Teams (A Grade), B Grade, C Grade
The opening stage Road Race will start from the Wangoom Recreation Reserve and incorporate a multi looped 17km lapping circuit with short but tough climbs and likely ‘Warrnambool winds.’
Stage two will be a fast flowing 12.7km individual time trial circuit, sure to showcase sprinters strengths.
The race concludes with the Criterium, an exciting street circuit that presents a challenging course around the Hopkins River, providing an exciting finale to the tour.
Within each category prize money will be awarded to the first five riders, overall King and Queen of the Mountain, overall Sprint King and Queen winners.
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