Rider Info

All you need to know about riding in the Tour of Margaret River

TOMR 2018 SNAPSHOT

RACE INFORMATION

Registration Fee

  • Tour of Margaret River $2160 per team of six/$360 per rider for CA Race licensed riders (annual membership)
  • Breakaway WA $400 per rider (ride only, no team required)

2018 Provisional Program of Events

Sunday November 4 – National ANZAC Centre – Albany
  • The Amazing Albany Bike Ride
Thursday November 8
  • Medio Fondo – 60km – 10:30am from Kirup (opposite Lady Marmalade Cafe)
  • Registration for TOMR 2pm-6pm at the EY Event Village Nannup (min one representative per team, preferably team captain/manager)
  • Sundowner at the EY Event Village from 4pm
Friday November 9 – Balingup to Nannup 
  • TOMR Stage 1 “THE ARRIVAL” – 41km Team Time Trial – Balingup to Nannup – start from Village Green Balingup at 12:00 noon
  • Stage Presentations – EY Event Village Nannup
  • Block Party and Elite Criterium from 4pm
Saturday November 10 – Nannup to Greenbushes
  • TOMR Stage 2 “KANDALEE CATAPULT” – 51km Road Race – Nannup to Greenbushes –  start from EY Event Village Nannup at 9am
  • Stage Presentations – Greenbushes
  • Sundowner at Margaret River Hotel from 5pm
Sunday November 11 – Nannup
  • TOMR Stage 3 “GRAN PURSUIT” – 109km Road Race – Nannup to Nannup starting at event village at 9:30am
  • Final Presentations at the EY Event Village in Nannup at 2:00pm
  • Farewell Sundowner at the EY Event Village from 3:00pm

Technical Information - 2018 Stage Specific

Stage 1 THE ARRIVAL – 41km Team Time Trial – Balingup to Nannup
  • The results of this stage will classify team into divisions for the rest of the Tour. The points described below will be calculated post-classification.
  • POINTS…WHO COUNTS? Your fifth rider to cross the line will be awarded points for this stage, as follows:
    • Fastest fifth rider in each division = 10 points
    • Second fastest fifth rider in each division = 9 points
    • Third fastest fifth rider in each division = 8 points (and so on)
  • AWARDS:
    • Fastest Female Team
    • Fastest Open Team
  •  PARKING:
    • All parking at start: Village Green, Balingup (no event traffic allowed on Balingup-Nannup Road)
    • All parking at finish: Foreshore Park Nannup (no event traffic allowed on Brockman Street)
Stage 2 KANDALEE CATAPULT – 51km Road Race – Nannup to Greenbushes
  • POINTS…WHO COUNTS? Your first rider across the line will be awarded points for this stage, as follows:
    • First rider from first team to cross the line in each division = 30 points.
    • First rider from second team to cross the line in each division = 27 points.
    • First rider from third team to cross the line in each division = 24 points (and so on).
  • AWARDS:
    • Climbing Champion Jersey
    • Under 21s Jersey
  •  PARKING:
    • All parking at start: Foreshore Park Nannup (no event traffic allowed on Brockman Street)
    • All parking at finish: throughout the township of Greenbushes (no event traffic allowed on course, all supporters and spectators to travel to Greenbushes via Balingup-Nannup Road and South West Highway)
Stage 3 GRAN PURSUIT – 109km Road Race – Nannup to Nannup via Brockman Highway, Sues Road and Mowen Road
  • POINTS…WHO COUNTS? Your first and fourth riders across the line will be awarded points for this stage, as follows:
    • First rider from first team to cross the line in each division = 20 points.
    • First rider from second team to cross the line in each division = 18 points.
    • First rider from third team to cross the line in each division = 16 points (and so on).
    • Fourth rider from first team to cross the line in each division = 40 points.
    • Fourth rider from second team to cross the line in each division = 36 points.
    • Fourth rider from third team to cross the line in each division = 32 points (and so on)
  • AWARDS:
    • Sprinters Jersey
    • Over 50s Jersey
    • Teams Trophy
  •  PARKING:
    • All parking at start and finish: Foreshore Park Nannup (no event traffic allowed on Brockman Street)

Technical Information - General

Pre Race
  • Teams are to consist of 6 riders with a nominated Manager (Manager can be riding on non-riding).
  • All Female teams can select to ride in the Women’s Classification or enter the Open Classification at the point of registration.
  • Riders are required to present a Cycling Australia Racing License at registration or show proof of purchase of a Cycling Australia 3 Race Membership prior to the race (yes, the 3 race membership will cover the entire event). For riders who compete in several CA-sanctioned races each year, we strongly encourage purchasing the full Racing License.
  • Silver Cycling Australia Licenses, MTBA, BWA or Tri Licences are not acceptable.
  • Road Bikes only. Disc brakes are permitted. Disc wheels, TT bars and aero helmets are not permitted.
Read Carefully
  • No drafting with other teams on Stage 1 
  • Due to the large number of competitors it is not guaranteed that riders will be serviced by support vehicles in a timely fashion. It is advised that competitive teams formulate their own plan to supply protected riders with a spare wheel or a replacement bike from another rider within the team.
  • All team members must present to all stages in matching jerseys, with the exception of professional riders who are contractually prevented from doing so.
  • Roads will be a mix of open and closed.
  • Riders crossing unbroken white lines (or using more than half the road when white lines are absent) will be fined and potentially disqualified.
  • Riders are required to complete each stage in order to start the next.
  • Protests must be lodged to commissaires by Team Managers only.
  • Jerseys will be presented at the completion of relevant stages; recipient riders are required to be in attendance.
  • To respect the race and sponsors, riders are required to wear their team kit onto podiums.

2018 Provisional Awards

  • ToMR Trophies will be awarded to the winning team in each division
  • Climbers Jersey – Fastest rider in each division – Stage 2
  • Young Riders Jersey – Fastest rider under 21 years of age in each division – Stage 2
  • Sprinters Jersey – Fastest rider in each division – Stage 3
  • Over 50’s Jersey –  Fastest rider over 50 years of age in each division – Stage 3

Conduct and Safety

  • Safety is a very high priority for the tour and riders are expected to play their part in helping to preserve the tour’s good safety record.
  • The 2016 tour includes some fast, technical descents. All riders are advised to descend within their capabilities. 
  • At no stage are team vehicles or supporters’ vehicles permitted to follow or pass riders during stages.
  • The tour is traditionally conducted in a relaxed and friendly manner. All teams and riders are expected to ride and compete in accordance with that tradition.

2018 PROGRAM GUIDE

2017 TECHNICAL GUIDE (2018 COMING SOON)