Tour of Tasmania in town tomorrow

Today’s racing

WORLD class cycling returns to the Derwent Valley tomorrow (Wednesday) with Stages 2 and 3 of the 2011 Tour of Tasmania being conducted within the region. About 100 riders will set off on the New Norfolk to Hamilton stage of the tour. It is a 61.4km course with two sprints and five hill climbs.

The stage will start outside New Norfolk Post Office in High St at 11am, travelling via Plenty, Bushy Park, Glenora, Westerway, Fentonbury, Ellendale and Lake Meadowbank, with a finish opposite the Hamilton Inn Hotel in Tarleton St around 12.30pm.

Stage 3 will start opposite the hotel in Tarleton St, Hamilton, at 2pm, travelling 78.6km via Ouse, Tarraleah and Bronte Lagoon to finish at the general store in Bronte Park around 4pm. There will be one sprint and five hill climbs.

The Tour of Tasmania finishes in Devonport on Sunday. It is a feature event on Cycling Australia’s national road series calendar and features riders from throughout Australia as well as New Zealand and Russia.

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