It would have to be the worst kept secret in road cycling, but three times winner of the sprinter’s jersey at the Tour de France, Robbie McEwen will make a return to racing in November’s tour. McEwen will join ex national road champion Peter McDonald and national under 23 criterium champion Bradley Linfield in a powerful SWCC Racing team. Can Robbie win one more green jersey? We can’t say for sure, but we suspect he will have plenty of supporters on the finish line.
The mould has been cast and the metal has been poured to create these stunning new medals for the 2014 tour. In total we have eighty six to give away and we feel confident that they will all be hard earned. Gold medals will be awarded for stage wins and then Gold, Silver and Bronze at the conclusion of the tour.
We are pleased to announce that Damien Howson has moved from our pro register onto our start list. Damien is the 2013 World Under-23 Individual Time Trial Champion and currently rides for Orica-GreenEdge. Over the next few weeks will be making further announcements as we finalise the list of pro riders coming to the tour. A provisional list of teams participating in the tour will be released on August 21st.
It’s a big call, but we think that Western Australia is leading the way nationally when it comes to women’s road racing. When the tour hits the roads in Margaret River we will have close to 80 female riders, making ToMR one of the largest female road races in the country. A lot of credit must go to groups like Hall Cycle Training and Perth Integrated Health Cycling Group and to clubs like the South Perth Rouleurs for helping women to transition from just riding socially to racing. Not only in ToMR but in the NRS as well. Photo: Tony Lendrum