Cycling to take centre stage

CYCLING action will hot up on the Southern Downs in the next month and it is not just because of the win by Cadel Evans in the Tour de France.

The first event is the 2011 Upperlimb.com Cunningham Classic, run by the Kangaroo Point Cycling Club.

The 29th annual classic is one of the largest events on the Queensland cycling calendar, with 380 nominations.

The event will see cyclists compete across eight categories, as each strives to conquer the undulating and unforgiving course that wends its way from a 9am start at Gatton to a lunchtime finish in Victoria Street, Warwick.

Kangaroo Point Club president Dr Aaron Urquhart said the Cunningham Classic would be one of the most challenging races in Queensland this year.

“That this year’s race has attracted a record number of riders from elite national and state champions, all the way through to D-Grade master competitors, is testament to the high regard this event has amongst cyclists,” Dr Urquhart said.

Sixteen teams will compete in a team series event on August 20 which is on two laps of a course east of Warwick; then the Queensland Road Championships are at Swan Creek on August 27-28.



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