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Cycle City

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Tour week this year kicks off in Albany with the Albany Cycling Club hosting a Team Time Trial on Nov 5th and The Amazing Albany Bike Ride (TAABR) on the following day. Join us and some special guests in Albany and in the week that follows as we take the long (and leisurely) way to Margaret River where the race itself will begin on Nov 11th. Sincere thanks to the City of Albany for it’s support of TAABR and Breakaway WA, we can’t wait to visit Cycle City!  Register to ride TAABR or Breakaway WA.

Carving a piece of tour history

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This year The Tour heads back to its original home of Cowaramup for Stage 1 and already the locals are hard at work on all the small things that make an event special. Pictured are the bases for the 2016 Group Trophies that are currently being made at the Cowaramup Men’s Shed by local craftsmen Peter Clews. The selected wood is Marri and its trademark gum veins combined with hand carving will ensure that each trophy is a unique work of art. In the immortal words of Darryl Kerrigan “That’s going straight to the pool room”

Takeoffs and landings at Leeuwin.

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Flights into Leeuwin Estate will be diverted for a day in November when their airfield plays host to the final stage of the tour. Riders will leave from the airfield and complete a 60km loop before returning for a series of spectacular sprint finishes that will likely determine the overall outcomes of the tour.  Points from the stage will be determined by the first rider to cross the line from each team only, so make sure that you have a sprinter in your line up. Our sincere thanks to everyone at Leeuwin Estate for again hosting the tour and for allowing us to utilise one of the most iconic venues in Margaret River.  Photo: Tim Bardsley Smith – 2015 ToMR

The long way to Margaret River

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If you can get the whole week off from work we have daily rides happening across the Great Southern and South West in the lead up to this year’s tour. The week commences with the Amazing Albany Bike Ride on November 6th. All rides will start and finish in the same location each day with routes specially designed to showcase the hidden and iconic attractions of each region.  Our crew supporting these rides will be based at the Ocean Beach Holiday Park in Denmark, (Nov 6 and 7th) before transferring to Fonty’s Pool (pictured) near Manjimup, (Nov 8 and 9th.) Both locations have chalets and great facilities for caravanning and camping, throw in a couple of well known cycling identities and you have the formula for a memorable week before the tour even begins.

2015 Open Jersey Winners

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Satalyst General Classification: Chris Hamilton (Avanti Racing)

Total Travel WA Sprint Jersey: Theo Yates (Navitas-Satalyst Racing)

John Smith Under 19 Jersey (sponsored by Ernst and Young): Michael Storer (Otoc Vault)

Margaret River Chocolate Factory KOM Jersey: Matthew Clarke (Avanti Racing)

Seight Pink Jersey: Andrea Coleman (Ascende Racing)

Masters 1: Luke Ellis (Dome Coffee Cycling Team)

Masters 2: James Ball (Dome Coffee Cycling Team)

Masters 3: Jon Gregg (Unicorn Specialized 2)

Masters 4: Sam Smith (Unicorn Specialized 2)

Masters 5: Thomas O’Neill (Squadra RTR 2)

Masters 6: Matt Davis (Boans Ride Team)

Masters 7+: Michael Morton (SWCC Racing Masters)

2015 Women’s Jersey Winners

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Satalyst General Classification: Sarah Duffield (Niche Living)

Total Travel WA Sprint Jersey: Erin Kinnealy (Sub Six)

Margaret River Chocolate Factory KOM Jersey: Sarah Duffield (Niche Living)

Masters 1: Sarah Duffield (Niche Living)

Masters 2: Elvira Stromback (Cycle 4 Life)

Masters 3: Clare Brockett (Sub Six)

Masters 4: Nathalie Laurendeau (Cycle 4 Life)

Masters 5: Liz Leyden (Niche Living)

Masters 6: Gloria Stewart (Lakes Ladies)

Start your engines…

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Like Formula One this year’s tour uses a time trial (Stage 2) to determine starting positions on a grid for the real racing and just like F1 it will be advantageous to be at the front of the grid. Grid position will be important, but that does not mean that the race can not been won from further back. Our advice is to conserve your rubber in the early part of the race and look to get in behind a fast set of wheels to conserve fuel when possible. On stage 3 we have even introduced a “Pit Stop” in case you need to fill up on some high octane water.

Iconic Event Status for ToMR

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We are very pleased to announce that the 2015 Tour has been granted Iconic Event Status from the Shire of Augusta Margaret River. The associated grant will help us to build a better tour in 2015 and in the years beyond. This year we have deliberately created some space around the racing so that participants will get more time to enjoy all of the good things that the region has to offer. Bring your bathers, it looks like Summer is coming early this year.