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2016 Grafton to Inverell


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By cycocraig - Posted on 30 December 2015

When: 
Saturday, 7 May, 2016 - 08:00

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Duration: 
7 hours
Come Rain or Shine: 
I'll be there, no matter what the weather.
Meeting Point: 

Grafton

Details:

The 2016 Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic will move to an autumn date for the first time in the race history.

The 56th staging of the classic will be held on Saturday May 7th 2016. The race will again be a part of the Cycling Australia National Road Series and will be the second round after being the final round for many seasons.

The organising committee have made the decision to move the event after consulting with many of the current NRS teams and also lower grade riders. The date change has also worked in well with the overall NRS calendar and situates the Classic close to the Tour of Toowoomba and the Battle on the Border on the NRS schedule.

Organising committee member Peter Sunderland said, “We feel the move is positive step for the race. We spoke to several teams and also lower grade competitors and the general response was in favour of the change. To align with the other two NRS events in the northern states is something we feel will benefit all three events going forward.”

The only negative to come from the date change is the decision not to run the 2016 G2I Sportif which was scheduled for February. With the race organisation for the May date in full swing it would be impractical to run the Sportif so close to the race.

A decision on the future of the Sportif will be made early next year.

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