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 every year (180 in 2021!), 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 then 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. The 2022 TOMR will be held from Nov 4 to 6.

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.

PROVISIONAL EVENT & STAGE 1 LAUNCH SCHEDULES 2022

GENERAL INFORMATION & RULES

Registration fee
  • $2400 per team of six
    ($400 per person for four racing stages)
  • No deposit to be paid this year. Upon registration, an invoice for the full amount will be sent via email to each team manager, to be paid by August 31st.
  • 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 2022. After October 1st, if a team decides it cannot compete, registrations can be rolled over to TOMR 2023, 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.
Licenses

A current AusCycling annual Race All Discipline membership or an AusCycling 7-Day Event Licence ($60) are both suitable for TOMR.

  • Team managers are required to present proof of the above licenses for all team members at the Licence Check Desk at the event village on Friday November 4th, prior to receiving their race packs at the Registration Desk.
  • Silver Cycling Australia Licenses and Tri Licences are not acceptable.
  • Age is calculated as at November 4th 2022.
  • 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 or the Grand Pursuit stage.
  • 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: Times for Team Classification and General Classification Jerseys will be that of the fourth rider of the team to cross the finish line, with the exception of 5th and 6th riders who will be allocated an individual time for General Classification Jerseys. (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 aggregated time of the first three riders, minus any individual time bonus that may be awarded to the first five riders across the finish line in each division (50/40/30/20/10 seconds off).
  • Stage 3 Grand Pursuit*: In the Grand Pursuit, riders will start together as a team and be allocated individual times towards the Yellow and White Jersey classifications. The time allocated to the team for the team classification will be that of the fourth rider.
  • Stage 4 Road Race: Team time is the aggregated time of the first three riders, minus any individual time bonus that may be awarded to the first five riders across the finish line in each division (50/40/30/20/10 seconds off).
  • Stage 5 Team Time Trial: Times for Team Classification and General Classification Jerseys will be that of the fourth rider of the team to cross the finish line, with the exception of 5th and 6th riders who will be allocated an individual time for General Classification Jerseys.
  • Overall result per team: is the sum of the above five times, with teams being ranked against the 10 teams in each division.
The Grand Pursuit

The Grand Pursuit is a teams-based racing format. Timed segments are set out within a longer route, with start and finish lines clearly marked by signage on the side of the road. Each rider receives their own individual time for each segment, which goes towards the overall team time and the overall individual time. In a similar fashion to a Team Time Trial (TTT), competing teams are launched at one-minute intervals, but unlike a TTT, a team does not have to finish as a group: it will depend on the objective of the team within the overall event, and the nature of the specific segments. Strategically, the members of the team must decide who they are riding for. Tactically, they must work out how to get their priority rider/s through the segments in the fastest way possible. Riding together as a team may produce the fastest time for the priority rider/s, but a priority rider may achieve a faster time on their own, depending on the nature of the segment in question, and the strengths of the priority rider in relation to the segment. Drafting on other teams is not allowed.

The Grand Pursuit format is being tested at the event level for the first time at the 2022 Tour of Margaret River. One segment is on offer in Stage 3. After the Stage 2 Road Race finish in Balingup, Teams will launch at one-minute intervals from Balingup onto the South Western Highway and ride for 9km neutral to the turn off at Cundinup-Kirup Road. The segment start line is just after the railway line on Cundinup-Kirup Road, with the finish line 32.9km later on Cundinup South Road. Teams who have a rider in contention for the Divisional General Classification Yellow Jersey or the Overall Young Rider White Jersey will seek to deliver this rider to the finish line in the fastest way possible. The team time will be taken from the fourth rider to cross the finish line.

Awards
Stages:
  • Stage 1 TTT: Fastest Team in the Open Classification and Fastest Team in the All-Female classification (TOMR Gold Medal).
  • Stage 2 Road Race: Sprinter’s Green Jersey awarded to the fastest rider in each division.
  • Stage 3 Grand Pursuit: no awards.
  • Stage 4 Road Race: King of the Mountain/Queen of the Mountain Polka Dot Jersey awarded to the first rider across the finish line in each division.
  • Stage 5 TTT: no awards.
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 GC Yellow Jersey Winner: Fastest rider overall in each division. Their time is taken from the aggregate time that they finish on the Stage 2 and 4 Road Races and Stage 3 Grand Pursuit, with any deducted time bonuses, PLUS the 4th rider’s time on the Stage 1 and Stage 5 TTTs (or their own time, if they finish 5th or 6th).
  • Division Sprinter Green Jersey Winner: First rider across the finish line in each division for Stage 2.
  • Division King of the Mountain/Queen of the Mountain Winner: First rider across the finish line in each division for Stage 4.
  • Overall Young Rider White Jersey Winner (Male and Female): Fastest young rider under 21 years, with times calculated as per the Yellow Jersey. Please note: this is an overall award – there is only one male and one female Young Rider White Jersey awarded for the tour.
Presentations
  • Jerseys will be presented at the completion of each day; 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 (roads will be closed for Stage 1, 2 and 4).
  • 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.

RESULTS

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2021 RESULTS

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2020 RESULTS

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2019 RESULTS

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2018 RESULTS

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