The 3rd and ultimate spherical of Australia’s 2019/20 Nationwide Criterium Sequence will likely be held in Adelaide at the night of January 25, following the penultimate level of the lads’s Excursion Down Beneath.
As a part of a first-time collaboration between the organisers of the WorldTour level race and Biking South Australia, the Night time Riders match – that includes elite males’s and ladies’s races – will start at 5.30pm and end round 8.30pm, with the festivities proceeding afterwards on the within sight Town of Adelaide Excursion Village, which will likely be positioned on Victoria Sq. for the whole lot of the Excursion Down Beneath.
The central Adelaide, kilometre-long circuit will use portions of the direction that may have already got been used for the overall level of the Ladies’s Excursion Down Beneath and the Schwalbe Vintage on January 19 – the latter pitting the lads’s TDU box in opposition to each and every different forward of level 1 of the level race on January 21 – the usage of the similar get started/end line on Flinders Side road.
“The inaugural 12 months of the Nationwide Criterium Sequence in 2018 was once an unbelievable get started with the inner-city places bringing the game nearer to the lovers,” mentioned Kipp Kaufmann, Biking Australia’s Normal Supervisor – Game, in a press unencumber.
“The addition of Night time Riders, as a part of the Excursion Down Beneath, will see the sequence positioned along Australia’s mythical criterium races. With the facility of those occasions to draw one of the vital global’s absolute best riders, we stay up for website hosting every other thrilling 12 months of the sequence.”
The hole race of the sequence – the Stan Siejka Launceston Biking Vintage – takes position on a circuit round Launceston’s Town Park on December 8, with the well-established Tasmanian race attracting large crowds, who’ve previously been in a position to look at the likes of three-time Excursion de France level winner Caleb Ewan and four-time Excursion de France champion Chris Froome at the circuit, with the latter collaborating whilst visiting his good friend and now former teammate Richie Porte in Tasmania in 2014.
The next week sees the sequence transfer to Melbourne for spherical 2 at the preferred Shimano Tremendous Crit forward of a Christmas/new 12 months spoil ahead of the 3rd and deciding spherical in Adelaide for the inaugural Night time Riders match at the night of January 25, and then the total winners of the sequence will likely be topped.
Previous the similar afternoon, level Five of the Excursion Down Beneath can have completed in Victor Harbor, with the 6th and ultimate level of the race completing on Willunga Hill day after today.
2019 Nationwide Criterium Sequence:
- December 8, 2019: The Stan Siejka Launceston Biking Vintage – Launceston, Tasmania
- December 15, 2019: Shimano Tremendous Crit – Melbourne, Victoria
- January 25, 2020: Night time Riders – Adelaide, South Australia