The Simon Anderson Consultants 2018 Masters Road National Championships has attracted nearly 800 entries from 105 affiliated Cycling Australia clubs.
The second largest National Championships behind January’s Fed Uni RoadNats, the Masters RoadNats will be held in the East Gippsland region of Victoria from 18-21 October 2018.
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.
The Bairnsdale Cycling Club will be well represented with 15 riders set to take to the start line in their hometown National Championships, while over 50 locals from the area will take part in the event as volunteers.
The towns of Metung, Swan Reach and Paynesville, will play host to the three disciplines - time trial, road race and criterium. Maps.
Thursday’s individual time trial opens the Championships with the undulating 16.5km out and back course along Nungurner Rd Metung predicted to produce some fast times.
Friday and Saturday’s Road Races are located in one of the most beautiful parts of East Gippsland, with the peloton to set out along the banks of the Tambo River Swan Reach. Riders will be challenged with a combination of short steep climbs and undulation that will allow for breakaway opportunities before the long drag to the finish line.
The Championships wrap up in style on Sunday with the picturesque setting of the Paynesville waterfront providing great spectator friendly viewing of fast and furious racing.
PROVISIONAL entry lists
See below for entries by category for the time trial, criteirum and road races.
Please note that final entry lists and start lists will be loaded to the live results system before Thursday. The link will be updated on this site when it is live.
There will be many changes to road and traffic conditions during the Championships. For more information, please check the masters.roadnationals.org.au/traffic-guide