• Elite cyclists to hit town

    Alpine region set to welcome Jayco and Lexus Herald Sun Tours stages
    Struan Jones
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    CHAMPION: Winner of the 2018 Vuelta a Espana, Simon Yates, will ride the Jayco Herald Sun Tour next month.

    WANGARATTA will welcome some of the best cyclists in the world next month when the Jayco Herald Sun Tour returns to the North East.

    With nearly 70 years of history, the race is one of Australia’s heritage sporting events and draws cycling teams from around the world with an honour role that includes Tour de France champions Chris Froome and Sir Bradley Wiggins.

    The tour includes the two-stage Lexus Women’s Tour made up of a relatively flat stage around Shepparton then a second and final mountain stage including Mount Beauty and Tawonga then crowning a champion at the finish at Falls Creek.

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