The organization behind the Christmas Carnivals Series in Tasmania, Australia, SCAT, has announced that B&E Personal Banking has provided additional sponsorship to be the naming rights sponsor of the UCI sprint series during the Basslink Christmas Carnival Series. The UCI sprint series will be held over three major carnivals in Latrobe, Launceston and Devonport.
"B&E Personal Banking is a great supporter of the carnivals and in particular of the cycling programme and this is a real boost to the series," said SCAT president Grant Atkins. "The action should be fast and furious, as it allows the crowds to see some of the best cyclists in the world compete."
Only the elite riders will get a chance to compete for the $1000 on offer for the UCI events which include a men's sprint, men's keirin, men's Olympic sprint and women's point score.
"This UCI series is just the beginning of making the Tasmanian Christmas Carnivals the place to be for cyclists all around the world and this is already showing with over 230 cyclists registered to compete at Latrobe," added Atkins.
With elite cyclists competing from all over the world as a lead up to the Beijing Olympics, the organizers are expecting the new UCI events to be a real crowd pleaser.