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by Matt de Neef
January 9, 2017
In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Miles Scotson solos to thrilling Australian road race title; Garfoot adds women’s Australian road race title to tally in Orica-Scott one-two; Sam Jenner solos to Australian U23 road race title; Joe Cooper wins his second New Zealand road race title; Rushlee Buchan takes record-breaking fourth New Zealand road race title; Cyclocross national champions crowned; Chris Froome and Cadel Evans interview one another; Miles Scotson’s national champion’s jersey; Alberto Contador’s indoor training video; When indoor training and gymnastics collide.
In March 2016, in a multi-story carpark in the heart of Melbourne, hundreds of cyclists and cycling fans gathered for a night of entertainment and some good, hard bike racing. The event pitted riders of all shapes and sizes against one another and the clock, as they battled their way up the spiralling ramps of that Flinders Lane carpark.
On Saturday January 21, the evening before the final stage of the Santos Tour Down Under, the carpark climb comes to Adelaide. The organisers are expecting 2,000 spectators to attend — including a handful of TDU pros — to watch riders battle their way from ground level to the sixth story — a total of 12 challenging ramps.
The event details are as follows:
Date: Saturday January 21, 2017
Time: Racing starts 6:30pm
Location: Rundle Place Carpark, 90-100 Grenfell St, Adelaide
Distance from TDU event village: 850 metres
Entries are now open — follow the link below to secure your spot. But get in quick — last year’s event in Melbourne sold out in less than 24 hours! UPDATE: Entries for the road bike categories are now sold-out. Tickets for the fixed-gear categories remain.
Follow the links to find out more and to enter.