National Road Series

Provisional Australian NRS calendar released for 2017: Four races added, two return

After the most challenging year in the short history of Australia’s National Road Series (NRS), the domestic racing competition appears to be on track for a stronger season in 2017. In 2016, a total of five events slipped off the combined men’s and women’s NRS calendar, slashing the number of race days available and compounding …


What Cycling Australia concluded from its NRS review and what happens now

It was in early June of 2015 that Cycling Australia announced its comprehensive review of the National Road Series (NRS), the highest level of domestic racing in Australia. Since that time the national body has remained silent, choosing not to speak publicly or answer questions about the review. But now, with the 2016 National Road …


Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Astana wins TTT in Giro del Trentino; Nizzolo wins sprint opener over Cavendish in Croatia; Origins: How Chris King headsets almost didn’t happen; Gilbert’s agent: there is evidence that motors have been in the peloton since before 2010; What impact have the new cycling laws had in New South …


Folding teams and the Conti scene: Is it worth having a Continental license in Australia?

With every new racing season comes a fresh array of team names and kits for cycling fans to familiarise themselves with. This is true at all levels of the sport, and certainly in the Australian Continental scene. And in 2016, there have been more changes to the Australian Continental scene than in recent memory. Several …


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Matthews wins stage four of the Tour de Suisse; Gilbert out of Tour de France due to discovery of leg fracture; News of Gilbert’s Tour absence followed voiced frustration about BMC Racing Team’s selection delay; Contador still tired from Giro, says he has only done three days …


A vision for the future of the National Road Series

Yesterday we published an article here at CyclingTips about the decision to cancel one race and postpone another on the National Road Series (NRS) and why Cycling Australia has launched a review into the series as a whole. In that piece we spoke to two of the biggest teams in the NRS peloton — Avanti …


Why Cycling Australia removed two events from the NRS calendar (and why it’s reviewing the series)

With the Subaru National Road Series (NRS) currently on a mid-season break, Cycling Australia last week announced the start of a “comprehensive review” of the series. In the same announcement the national body also revealed that two upcoming events — the Tour of the Murray River and the Tour of Gippsland — would be removed …


Bridging the gap: Just how good is Australia’s National Road Series?

In a little more than a month the Men’s Subaru National Road Series (NRS) gets underway for 2014. The series will see Australia’s best domestic teams and riders compete in 11 races in seven states and territories around the country. And while the standard of the NRS has never been higher, how does it compare …


Drapac to race NRS in 2014

Drapac Professional Cycling has been given a special dispensation for 2014 and will take part in the Subaru National Road Series (NRS) as part of their international racing calendar. The deal was put to the UCI by outgoing Cycling Australia commercial director Michael Edgley and has been confirmed by Oceania president Tracey Gaudry. “This year …


The Andrew Christie-Johnston Story

In the second and final part of this story about Andrew Christie-Johnson and his development of the Praties/Genesys/Avanti cycling team, Jono Lovelock picks up the tale as AMP ends its sponsorship of the team in 2013, leaving Christie-Johnson and team co-owner Steve Price with a massive hole in their funding.


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