The South Perth Rouleurs is a fantastic organisation. it allows people to join from all walks of life and, to train, race and participate at all levels.
This week see’s Australia’s best domestic cyclists come to perth and allows a great opportunity for local cyclists to get amongst it. http://www.tourdeperth.com… 4 stages over 4 days visiting Fremantle, Kalamunda, Rotto and Reabold Hill offering crit’s, TT’s, hilly courses and rolling terrain.
I believe we have racing from SPR;
Stage 1, Criterium – Marine Parade Fremantle.
The course was single lane, standing start and very tight with 153 riders lining up. The tour de perth is the first stage of the National Road Series so all the teams and riders are out to prove themselves. The jostling for position was intense and i believe there was just about a crash a lap until they pulled most the field and left just the front runners to battle it out. Moral of the story is be on the front, which is easier said then done when its a single file line 500m long at 50km/h
I didn’t have any expectations for the stage so wasn’t upset, but with only 6km and 12m in the legs it probably wasn’t worth the warm-up. I hope those that went down recover well!
Stage 1 – Training Peaks – not an intense effort, pace was limited by the available space, moving up was very difficult.
I have to say thanks to the teams sponsors!