Paradice Investment Management Goulburn to Sydney Cycle Classic
Cycle Classic ready to race.
A capacity field of 150 riders will line up this Sunday the 16th of September for the 110th anniversary of the Paradice Investment Management Goulburn to Sydney Cycle Classic (est 1902) which is the seventh event on the Cycling Australia Subaru National Road Series calendar. With riders representing all parts ofAustralia, including Olympian Glenn O’Shea and triple junior world champion and recent winner of the Tour of the Murray Luke Davison the stage is set forNew South Wales premier cycling event.
This weekend’s cycling festivities will commence on Saturday in Goulburn’s central business district from midday with what has grown into a flexing of Australia’s corporate muscle as nine corporate teams compete in the Wilson Asset Management sponsored corporate time trial around Clifford and Bourke Street. The fierce competitive nature amongst the corporates will see two times Olympic rowing medallist Stuart Welch and quadruple world cycling champion and Olympic medallist Stephen Wooldridge bought into the Simon Poidevin lead team to hopefully help lift the winner’s cup high again.
Sunday’s Corporate Charity Challenge will leave fromClifford St, Goulburn at 5.45am approximately two hour’s prior the historic Paradice Investment Management Goulburn to Sydney Cycle Classic and is expected to finish inCamden’s Argyle St by 11am.
“The Goulburn to Sydney Corporate Charity Ride began with a tiny peloton of 7 riders in 2005raising $32,000. By the time this year’s Charity Peloton crosses the finish in beautiful Camdenon Sunday the 16th September the Corporate Charity Ride will have raised a cumulative $1,000,000since inceptionwith 500 riders participating.It has been a magnificent team effort and a huge positive for cycling in NSW”.Event ambassador Simon Poidevin said.
The 170km Paradice Investment Management Goulburn to Sydney Cycle Classic will start fromClifford Stat 7.45am on Sunday morning with the best Australian teams competing for valuableNational Roadseries points.
Tasmanian team Genesys Wealth Advisers are currently clear leaders on the national teams points table and have entered a specialist team with the idea of getting sprinter Anthony Giacoppo over the finish line inCamdenfirst. Genesys have won the previous three editions of the Goulburn toSydneywith only twelve points separating Luke Davison and Giacoppo for the national leaders jersey.
The historic race departs Goulburn at 7.45am and follows theHume Hwyto theSouthern Highlandstravelling through Berrima and Mittagong, and onto the Wollondilly Shire through sprint stages at Bargo and Tahmoor. As riders make the fast decent into Picton, theRazorbackRangewill await the peleton which is where the race will develop and shape the finish with riders doing a lap of Razorback before finishing to an enthusiastic and excitedCamdenwelcome at 11.15am.
This year’s race will coincide with the Lion’s Club festival which has been part of theCamdenfestival for eleven year’s and commences inCamden’sArygle Stat 10am.
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