Here’s the volunteer roster for this weekend’s Mansfield Subaru Tour.
It includes all the volunteer locations, including the All Terrain Cycles sprints, start and finish times… everything you need really.
There have been some changes in the last few days, even since you received your ‘Lucky Duck’ email.
Click on this link to download yourself a copy of the PDF.
Please have a look through and find your name. If you have any questions, please call Bruce on 0419 533 120 for clarification.
A final thank you to both Jodie Batchelor and Tony Copland who are volunteering as Commissaires for Cycling Victoria this weekend.
Who’s racing in the 2019 Mansfield Subaru Tour?
The following article and pics was meant to appear in the Mansfield Courier this week. It was aimed at adding a bit of local flavour for Mansfield readers that aren’t MMBCC members. But the Courier ran out of space for it, apparently.
The Tour is round two of the Victorian Road Series, sponsored by the TAC’s Towards Zero campaign, and is the first multi-day tour of the road season. It’s attracted 280 riders and teams from most states of Australia and even overseas, with a team from New Zealand registered to race.
But for Mansfield residents, and members of the Mansfield Mt Buller Cycling Club, much of the attention will sit with three local riders who’ll line up too.
Lewis Dowie teaches at Lauriston Howqua and has proven over the last couple of summers he’s one of the strongest in our Thursday night races. For 2019 he’s entered Masters B-Grade, one of the most competitive grades of the race; it’ll be a big step-up for Lewis and we’re keen to see how he goes.
Dan Purcell has also entered. Now that he’s joined the Masters ranks (yes, even boyish Dan is getting older!) he’ll be looking to add the Masters B-Grade All Terrain Cycles Sprint crown to the B-Grade ATC Sprint Prize he won last year.
And it’ll be much more worth his while this time - with time bonuses on offer, as well as the cash!
Finally, there’s Josh Hopwood…
With all the recent fires, it seemed work at DELWP would keep Josh off the start line in 2019; which would mean he wouldn’t be able to defend his Masters B Time Trial win from 2018. However, he seemed to have pulled a rabbit out from his hat and has entered the Tour.
Despite having a couple of weeks off the bike while work consumed everything else, he’s almost matched last year’s TT times in training and appears to be in really good shape.
Good luck to Lewis, Dan and Josh. While most members of the club will be busy ‘running’ the race all weekend, we’ll make sure we all find our voice for a little encouragement when you ride past.
The Mansfield Subaru Tour will be held this coming weekend, on almost identical courses to last year. The Individual Time Trial on Saturday morning will start on Graves Road and complete the ‘Barwite Loop’ around to the Mansfield-Whitfield Road and back to town. This will include the ominous ‘Coombesberg’ at about one-third distance.
The road race for Stage Two on Saturday afternoon will start from Erril Street in the centre of town, turn left at a couple of roundabouts and head for Mirimbah and back; then climb the dreaded Old Tolmie Road
Sunday morning’s Stage 3, the Mt Buller Road Race, again starts at Erril Street and heads straight up the mountain.
Details of roads used and expected delays can be found in the Public Notices section of the Courier. (As long as they’ve managed to fit it in… )