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by Neal Rogers
July 12, 2017
In today’s Daily News Digest: Kittel wins Stage 10 field sprint at Tour de France, his fourth at this year’s race; Is the battle for the Tour’s green jersey over?; Selig boosts morale at Bora-Hansgrohe with fourth-place sprint finish; Former Bora-Argon 18 rider Ralf Matzka positive for anti-estrogenic Tamoxifen; Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race women’s event to move up to UCI 1.1 status in 2018; Video: GoPro’s Tour de France Stage 10 highlights; Video: Kiwi George Bennett’s home away from home in Girona, Spain.
More of the world’s best women’s teams and riders will be racing in Victoria at the 2018 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined Evans to announce an increased ranking for next year’s Deakin University Elite Women’s Race. This means the top-10 ranked women’s teams in the world may now compete in Geelong, with the UCI agreeing to upgrade the Women’s Race to a UCI 1.1 classification. Vice Chancellor of Deakin University, Professor Jane den Hollander AO, also announced that Deakin University will extend its partnership with the Elite Women’s Race until 2019.
The Towards Zero Race Melbourne will also return in 2018, featuring men’s and women’s races, while over 3,000 budding cyclists are expected to ride with Cadel Evans in the Swisse People’s Ride. Entries for the People’s Ride will open in August.
Key dates and events for the 2018 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race:
Thursday 25 January: Towards Zero Race Melbourne Elite men’s and women’s races at Albert Park
Friday 26 January: Family & Kids Ride on the Geelong waterfront and join in the Australia Day activities hosted by City of Greater Geelong and Festival of Sails
Saturday 27 January: Swisse People’s Ride
Saturday 27 January: Deakin University Elite Women’s Race
Sunday 28 January: UCI WorldTour Elite Men’s Race
Click through to read the full story at vic.gov.au.