Shimano SuperCrit showcases star studded field and $30,000 in prize money

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One of Australia’s richest one-day bike races is returning in 2014 with international cycling’s biggest stars on Sunday 14th December. The Shimano Super Criterium will see some of the best national and international professional cyclists compete for $30,000.

Leading Orica GreenEdge rider and recent Liège-Bastogne-Liège winner Simon Gerrans will again lead a long list of professional riders and NRS Team riders.

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Melbourne’s St Kilda Cycling Club (SKCC) has a tentative startlist which includes the likes of defending champion Caleb Ewan (OGE), Milan-San Remo winner Matt Goss (OGE), Green Jersey winner Baden Cook, Greg Henderson (Lotto), Koen de Kort (Giant Shimano), Michael Matthews (OGE), Mick Rogers (Tinkov-Saxo), Steele Von Hoff & Nathan Haas (Garmin-Sharp), and Matthew Hayman (OGE).

“The race format is fast, exciting and tough. The action will be non-stop and brilliant for spectators because it’s on a short circuit in the heart of Melbourne” said Simon Gerrans. “It’s also a great opportunity to test my legs in the lead up to the Nationals and Tour Down Under”.

Not to be outdone, the Women’s Elite race will be led by last year’s winner Chloe Hosking, who will be to fending off current and former criterium champions Sarah Roy and Lauren Kitchen, as well as professional riders like Jo Hogan, Nicole Whitburn, Jenny MacPherson and Karen Elzing – a criterium specialist from the Netherlands. Equal prize money will be given to both men’s and women’s fields.

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Live commentary will be provided by Tour de France commentators Matthew Keenan and Scott McGrory with a carnival atmosphere at the SKCC criterium circuit in South Melbourne that will be family friendly and a free spectator event. There will be plenty of food and beverage outlets and heaps of kids’ activities.

Rider/Team Registration enquiries: Brad Speller 0407 227 500
Sponsorship /Tent space enquiries: Kate Fitzpatrick 0423 938 089 Email: info@skcc.com.au
Click here to see the official website.

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