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In 2019 the Mansfield Mt Buller Cycling Club will host the Mansfield Subaru Tour on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March.
Here is a short message from the MMBCC’s Simon Gerrans about the 2019 Tour…
Here are a few details about the Tour:
Changes for 2019
Many thanks to Mansfield Subaru who are the main sponsor of the 2019 Tour.
Registration on Friday night, from 6pm to 9pm, will now be at the Delatite Hotel - this is where the presentations have been held in previous years. Now rego will be there too!
Saturday afternoon’s Stage 2 and Sunday morning’s Stage 3 will now start in Erril Street, just off High Street, right in the centre of town. Check out the Mansfield Subaru display, along with other sponsors, in the High Street median strip just near the start. Teams are also encouraged to set-up their pit tents in the High Street median strip near Erril Street too!
There’ll be a RANDOM PRIZE DRAW at Presentations at the Delatite Hotel on Saturday night from 7pm. All entrants are encouraged to attend (not just the top three as in previous years) to share in thousands of dollars worth of prizes from All Terrain Cycles, Lezyne, Torq and Krush. (If we call out your number and you’re not there, someone else will get it! You have to be there to win.)
J19, M23, Elite Men, Elite Womens, All MMas, All WMas
Men's A (Teams), B & C
Women's A (Teams), B & C
Masters A (Teams), B & C
A Seight Sports General Classification jersey from Mansfield Subaru and a Sprinter's jersey from All Terrain Cycles will be presented for each grade after Stage 3 at the Delatite Hotel in Mansfield. Plus there’ll be Torq Nutrition prizes for each grade for the KoM/QoM.
All entries will be taken online via Cycling Victoria.
As per Cycling Victoria rules, ALL entrants need a constant beam, red tail light that is visible from 200 metres installed on either the seat post or seatstay for every stage of the Mansfield Tour... even the Time Trial!
STAGE 1: Saturday Morning - 14km ITT
Start Location: Graves Rd, Mansfield.
Start Times: from 7.30am (exact times TBA).
All grades: Start Graves Rd, Mansfield just after the Mt Buller Rd intersection; turn left onto Old Tolmie Rd, left onto Barwite Rd and left onto the Whitfield Rd; finish on the Whitfield Rd on the approach to town.
For STAGE ONE Course Map and basic Profile on Google Maps, click here.
STAGE 2: Saturday Afternoon - 75km - Mirimbah & Old Tolmie Road
The Tolmielet is back!
Stage 2 starts as an out-and-back course to Mirimbah at the base of Mt Buller and back towards Mansfield, then up one of the club's semi-regular weekend climbs, Old Tolmie Road.
Start Location: Erril Street, Mansfield - just off High Street..
Start Times: from 2pm (exact times TBA)
All Grades: Erril Street, left onto High Street, left again onto Highett Street and left again onto Malcolm Street which becomes Mt Buller Rd; then east to the Mt Buller Resort entry gate at Mirimbah, which is the turnaround; west back towards Mansfield but turn right (north) onto Graves Road; left onto Old Tolmie Road, finish at top of climb.
Click here for STAGE TWO Course Map and basic Profile on Google Maps.
Sprint 1: 18.2km - Merrijig CFA, Mt Buller Road, Merrijig.
Sprint 2: 60.2km - Graves Road, Mansfield.
STAGE 3: Sunday Morning - 47km - Mt Buller Road Race
Start Location: Erril Street, Mansfield - just off High Street.
Start Times: from 8am (exact times TBA)
Erril Street, left onto High Street, left again onto Highett Street and left again onto Malcolm Street which becomes Mt Buller Rd; then proceed to Mt Buller Village.
For STAGE THREE Course Map and basic Profile on Google Maps, click here.
Sprint: 18.2km - Merrijig CFA, Mt Buller Road, Merrijig.
- On top of the “Coombesberg” - the steep pinch on Old Tolmie Road.
- Photographers, get to the top of Corn Hill, near the corner of Buttercup Road and take some great shots of riders climbing up Corn Hill, heading back to Mansfield with Mt Buller in the background.
- Drive up Old Tolmie Road, turn left onto Melba Road and park. Walk back down and cheer the riders on the steepest part of the “Col du Tolmielet”.
- Head up to the finish, turn left onto Tabletop Road for parking and cheer them across the line.
- Get up to Mt Buller to cheer the riders as they cross the line. But remember, the road will close at the base of the mountain to all but official race traffic at 8am.
Try The Delatite Hotel. Call 03 5775 2004 or book online here. This is where Registration will be held on Friday night, from 6pm, and where the presentations will be after Stage 2 on Saturday and Stage 3 on Sunday.
Or try the Alzburg Resort on 1300 885 448 or book here.
Or visit the local Mansfield - Mt Buller website which has lots of accommodation options.
Partner/Family wanting a weekend away?
Bring them along! There are lots of activities happening in Mansfield 23-24 March.
The Mansfield Farmer’s Market will be held on the High Street median strip, between the Delatite Hotel and the Post Office, from 8.30am to 1pm on Saturday.
Mansfield Football and Netball Club Community Family Day at the Mansfield Sporting Complex in Highett Street. Barbecue, kids activities and a movie night!
Mountain biking at Mt Buller, including the awesome Australian Alpine Epic.
Plus, lots of bike-friendly cafes, retail therapy and plenty of outdoor activities. For more information, click here.
For more detailed information from the club, please contact Bruce Halket on 0419 533 120.
Many thanks to Dion Jelbart for all the photos on this page.