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by Shane Stokes
November 18, 2017
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Mountain Bike Australia has announced the 2018 dates for Australia’s National Cyclocross Series and Championships, with the race to decide who will wear the green and gold stripes returning to Victoria after two years in South Australia.
National Series rounds will start in June, running across the states of South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. The series finale will be at Fields of Joy, during the international C2 classified race, the Melbourne Grand Prix of Cyclocross which will again finish off the Australian season at the end of August.
The National Championships will be held at the scenic Sam Miranda Winery in Victoria’s King Valley on August 11 and 12. The course through the vineyards, paddocks and boggy flood plains hosted the Victorian state championships in 2016, but it’ll be the venue’s first National Championships.
“Riders will have the opportunity to experience some new venues next year as well as return to the popular courses that were so well received this season, and of course we encourage more international riders to compete at our C2 event held again in Melbourne,” said MTBA chief executive Shane Coppin.
For all dates and venues, see the MTBA release here.