THE Tour of the Goldfields will again provide the climax to the Cycling Australia women’s National Road Series next year.
The Ballarat-based three-day event – the ninth in the series – starts on Friday, October 25.
This tour is one of three stand-alone events in the women’s series, which attracts Australia’s best road riders.
Tour of the Goldfields was added to the NRS this year. It featured a criterium in Victoria Park, time trial and road race at Burrumbeet, and road race at Snake Valley.
South Australian and London Olympics medallist Annette Edmondson took out the tour, while the series went to Queenslander Ruth Corset.
The women will contest nine events, up from six this year, totalling 27 days of racing .
Cycling Australia’s sport national manager Sean Muir said when pulling the series together CA was always focused on delivering increased safety and consistency.
“We’re very excited about a record number of events and race days on the calendar,” Muir said.
The men’s NRS will feature 14 events, up from 12 this year, with 50 days of racing.