Australia’s best Masters cyclists are set to descend on the Mclaren Vale region of South Australia for the 2019 Masters Road National Championships, from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 October 2019.
The ‘Masters RoadNats’, the second largest National Championships behind January’s Federation Uni RoadNats, has attracted nearly 300 riders from around Australia and will bring a significant boost to the local economy.
Riders between 30 and 80 years of age are set to battle for the coveted green and gold national champions’ jersey in ten age categories.
Willunga and Adelaide will play host to the three disciplines - time trial, road race and criterium - which will take place across the four days of racing.
Thursday’s individual time trial opens the Championships with an undulating 19km loop with the course predicted to produce some fast times.
Friday and Saturday’s Road Races are located in one of the most beautiful parts of the Mclaren Vale, with the peloton to roll through the region’s iconic hills.
Riders will be challenged with a combination of short steep climbs and undulations, which will encourage breakaway opportunities ahead of a long drag to the finish line.
The Championships wrap up in style on Sunday with the face-paced Victoria Park crit circuit providing great spectator-friendly viewing of fast and furious racing.