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24 May, 2022

Cycling tour set to return

WORLD-CLASS road cyclists will be racing on Tableland roads in July with the Tour of the Tropics Cycling Festival slated to return.


The Tour of the Tropics event is set to return bringing world-class cyclists to Tableland roads.
The Tour of the Tropics event is set to return bringing world-class cyclists to Tableland roads.

The tour will span over seven days, starting from Sunday 3 July and running until Sunday 10 July take taking place in both Cairns and the Tablelands. It will finish with a three-day multistage road race culminating in a closed road race on the Cairns Esplanade. Tour of the Tropics Cycling Festival chairman Nick Loukas is both thrilled and excited at the return of the annual race. 

“Whether you are a weekend cyclist or like to race we have something for you,” he said. “The event will showcase professional road cycling of the highest standard in our own backyard. “Multiple interstate and Queensland professional cycling teams will compete in this great event, along with many local and regional amateur cyclists.”

Forced into a two-year Covid hiatus, the tour is ready to return to the roads of the far north with both amateur and professional cyclists set to compete. The festival will also host a mid-week track cycling and social event at the Smith Park Cycledome in Cairns. Tour stages will start on the Tablelands on the Friday 8 July and Saturday 9 July on road circuits near Millaa Millaa and Malanda. Tablelands Regional Council Mayor Rod Marti is pleased to have Tour of the Tropics once again grace Tableland roads. 

“It is great to have this event back on the Tablelands to showcase our wonderful region and provide locals with a taste of world-class cycling,” he said. “We also welcome the riders and support crews to our region to experience our hospitality and local produce.” 

For more details around the upcoming event head to tourofthetropics.com.au

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