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The field for the Herald Sun World Cycling Classic Ballarat is heating up
with all top five men's and women's elite ranked nations, being Italy, the
Netherlands, Belgium, USA and Spain, confirming they will enter a team in
the lead up to the UCI World Championships.
HERALD SUN WORLD CYCLING CLASSIC BALLARAT
The Herald Sun World Cycling Classic Ballarat is the major lead-up event to
the 2010 UCI Road World Championships, and is expected to attract the very
best of cycling professionals. The UCI Road World Championships is one of
the highest ranked events on the cycling calendar, standing alongside the
three major tours: French; Italian; and Spanish as one of the most coveted
prizes in this immensely popular and growing sport.
As the major lead-up event, the Herald Sun World Cycling Classic Ballarat is
an opportunity for contestants to test their competitors, keep in peak form
and adjust to the Australian environment before the big race.
The Herald Sun World Cycling Classic Ballarat will be held on Sunday 26
September, with a 90km Elite Women's road race starting at 8.30am and the
130km combined Elite and Under 23 men's road race starting at 12.30pm.
Both races will take place along the famous Australian Championship
course in Buninyong.
Countries that have already confirmed participation in the Herald Sun World
Cycling Classic Ballarat include:
• South Africa
• New Zealand
• Czech Republic
The feast of cycling in September doesn't end with the Herald Sun World
Cycling Classic Ballarat. Ballarat will also enjoy the limelight while it
hosts the Australian Masters Road Cycling Championships. The Masters
Championships will run from Friday 24 until Tuesday 28 September, with
the Herald Sun World Cycling Classic Ballarat to be held on the Masters'
rest day, Sunday 26 September.
2010 AUSTRALIAN MASTERS ROAD CYCLING
The Masters category, for riders over 30 years of age, is the fastest growing
category of competitive cycling in Australia. The 800 or so interstate and
international competitors will contest a Road Race, Time Trial and Criterium
in and around Ballarat, again testing themselves against our world-class
With the UCI Road World Championships being staged in Geelong immediately
following the Ballarat event, it is hoped that many of the Masters' entrants
and supporters will remain in Ballarat and commute to Geelong for the
Road World Championships.
Council together with Ballarat Coachlines has arranged a return bus service
to Geelong for locals and visitors wanting to head to Geelong to watch the
UCI World Cycling Championships. For more information on the bus service
contact Ballarat Coachlines on 5335 5300.
For more information on the Herald Sun World Cycling Classic Ballarat or
the Australian Masters Championships go to www.visitballarat.com.au or
contact 5320 5623.
World's best cyclists coming to Ballarat this month
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