A TOUR LIKE NO OTHER

As the Australian Team Championships, the Tour of Margaret River is the ultimate experience for your cycling team. The unique format of the Tour means that amateur cyclists can compete directly against riders from the pro tour peloton. Designed especially for teams, TOMR is a highly tactical race where competing teams accumulate time in a way specific to each stage. Simply put, there is no other race on the world cycling calendar quite like TOMR.

With over 100 teams participating annually, TOMR is one of the largest competitive road cycling events in Australia. Teams are seeded into divisions via the stage 1 Team Time Trial, and teams compete for trophies and awards within their division of 60 racers. We are proud to have one of the largest fields of women racing in the country. With open and all-female classifications, and a participation category, we have options to suit all.

TOMR 2021 PROVISIONAL STAGES

– 4 stages over 3 days –

STAGE 1: TEAM TIME TRIAL

STAGE 2: ROAD RACE

STAGE 3: ROAD RACE

STAGE 4: TEAM TIME TRIAL

EVENT SCHEDULE

ROAD CLOSURES AND PUBLIC NOTIFICATIONS

STAGE 1 NANNUP

STAGE 2 NANNUP

STAGE 2 BRIDGETOWN

STAGE 2 GREENBUSHES

STAGE 3&4 NANNUP BALINGUP

GENERAL INFORMATION & RULES

Registration fee
  • $2280 per team of six
    ($380 per person for four racing stages)
  • Hold your team place via the online registration system (opens July 1st) with a deposit of only $390.
  • Balance of $1890 per team to be paid by EFT by team manager (invoice will be sent via email).
  • Payments are per team…not per individual rider. It is the team manager’s responsibility to collect individual payments from riders and make one lump sum payment by EFT to Cycling Eventures, as per the invoice.
  • The registration fee can only be refunded up to October 1st 2021. After October 1st, if a team decides it cannot compete, registrations can be rolled over to TOMR 2022, or the team manager can find a replacement team to fill the place and ensure that all registration details within the registration system are changed to the new team.
  • In the event that Covid-19 restrictions make it impossible to hold the event, every team will be offered a refund or given the opportunity to roll their registration over to TOMR 2022.
Licenses

A current AusCycling annual Race All Discipline membership or an AusCycling 7-Day Event Licence ($50) are both suitable for TOMR.

  • Team managers are required to present proof of the above licenses for all team members at registration prior to receiving their race packs.
  • Silver Cycling Australia Licenses and Tri Licences are not acceptable.
  • Age is calculated as at November 5th 2021.
  • All riders holding a current Under 19 AusCycling race licence are eligible to enter.
Teams
  • Teams are to consist of 6 riders with a nominated Manager, who can be riding or non-riding.
  • It is the Team Manager’s responsibility to register and pay for their team/s, read the TOMR Race Book, ensure that all team members are well informed of the rules of racing and the racing schedule, and ensure that team logistics are in hand.
  • All male and mixed teams compete in the Open Classification (mixed teams are a mix of men and women).
  • All female teams compete in the All-Female Classification, but can apply to compete in the Open Division.
  • All team members must present to all stages in matching jerseys, with the exception of professional riders who are contractually prevented from doing so.
  • No drafting with other teams on Team Time Trial stages.
  • Riders are required to complete each stage in order to start the next.
  • Protests must be lodged to Commissaires by Team Managers only.
Results based on times

Results are calculated according to the following times:

  • Stage 1 Team Time Trial: Team time is the time of the fifth rider to cross the finish line (this time determines which division a team is allocated to for subsequent stages, with the fastest ten teams being allocated to division A).
  • Stage 2 Road Race: Team time is the sum of the first and fourth riders.
  • Stage 3 Road Race: Team time is the sum of the times of the first and fourth riders.
  • Stage 4 Team Time Trial: Team time is the time of the fourth rider to cross the finish line.
  • Overall result per team: is the sum of the above four times, with teams being ranked against the 10 teams in each division.

Please note: awards are determined according to the above times. There is no points system in 2021.

Awards
Stages:
  • Stage 1: Fastest Team in the Open Classification and Fastest Team in the All-Female classification (TOMR Gold Medal).
  • Stage 2: First, second and third fastest riders in each division (TOMR Gold Medal and Stage Winner Jersey for winner, Silver and Bronze medals for second and third).
  • Stage 3: First, second and third fastest riders in each division (TOMR Gold Medal and Stage Winner Jersey for winner, Silver and Bronze medals for second and third)..
  • Stage 4: Fastest Team in the Open Classification and Fastest Team in the All-Female classification (TOMR Gold Medal).
Final Presentations
  • Division Champion Team: team in each division with the fastest time over the combined stages – TOMR Trophy and TOMR Gold Medal.
  • Division First Runner-Up Team: team in each division with the second fastest time over the combined stages – TOMR Silver Medal.
  • Division Second Runner-Up Team: team in each division with the third fastest time over the combined stages – TOMR Bronze Medal
Presentations
  • 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.
Course & Support
  • 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.
  • No team cars are allowed on course. Penalties apply (see Race Book).
  • 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.
  • The best spectator viewing points are at the finish lines of each stage.
Bikes and equipment
  • Only road bikes are allowed in the race. Disc wheels, time trial bars, tri-spokes and time trial-specific helmets are not permitted.
  • Riders must wear Australian Standard approved helmets only.

HOW IT WORKS

The Tour caters for teams with a broad range of abilities. You need to need be able to ride above 25kmh and have good bunch riding skills. Teams are allocated to divisions of similar ability based on times achieved in the stage one time trial.

The Tour is genuinely a race for teams in open and all-female categories. The primary objective of your team is to win the trophy available in your race division by accumulating the fastest team time across the various stages of the Tour.

Tour jerseys are available to win in each racing division. Teams should structure their membership to create opportunities to win jerseys. Every year, there are around 40 jerseys to be won, across all divisions and age groups.

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR OUR 2021 CHARITY PARTNER

After many years of enjoying the mental health benefits of cycling,
we are proud to announce the 2021 TOMR charity partnership with Lifeline WA.

RESULTS

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2020 RESULTS

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2019 RESULTS

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2018 RESULTS

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