The 2016 Mansfield Tour is quickly approaching! March 19 and 20 have been set aside for the second VRS event on the Victorian Racing Calendar. Cyclists have already been taking in the epic climb to Mt Buller in preparation for this year’s event.
As per last year’s format the event is set over 2 days with 3 challenging stages, taking in the stunning terrain that theHigh Country has to offer.
Saturday Morning will see the Time Trial take place on the same route as last year with cyclists tackling a challenging TT course with what locals call “The Coomesberg”, a short sharp 800m ascent in the middle section of the course.
Saturday Afternoon will once again see the race depart Mansfield to Jamieson and return, with A Grade venturing a little further to Kevington. Hopefully, we will see the 2 KOM’s at Martin’s Gap robustly challenged this year.
The climb to Mt Buller will await cyclists as they depart The Alzburg Resort in Mansfield on Sunday morning. A 48km stage with the ultimate climb of 16kms possibly determining the winner of not only the stage but the Tour!
Mansfield Shire Council CEO, Alex Green, a keen cyclist himself is looking forward to the event.
“Thanks go to Mansfield Mt Buller Cycling Club for developing, nurturing and delivering this event which is slowly building towards becoming one of the state’s more significant cycling events.
The Mansfield Tour is a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase our destination, its friendly people and all the wonderful experiences and opportunities it offers, including of course our stunning and yet challenging cycling routes.
We hope you enjoy The Mansfield Tour this year and good luck to all the competitors – enjoy the racing!”
There are also a wide range of other activities if your partner/family want a weekend away too: Mansfield Farmers Market, Easter Egg painting, Merrijig Family Fun day or perhaps you might fancy a Bee Keeping course? Also a host of cafés, retail therapy, mountain bike trails and more!
Click here for the Mansfield Tour page for more details.