Cyclismo Bendigo with the pros

The 2008 Cyclismo Bendigo weekend will take place from November 22-23. Australian Tour de France...

The 2008 Cyclismo Bendigo weekend will take place from November 22-23. Australian Tour de France rider Baden Cooke and 2007 Jayco Herald Sun Tour champion Matt Wilson will headline a quality field of all the Aussie pro teams in the John McLean memorial criterium on Saturday night, before riding with the public in the Gran Fondo on Sunday.

Further highlights of the weekend include the Parks Victoria MTB challenge on the cobbled Bendigo Creek on Saturday afternoon, as well as the Total Rush straight line sprint on Saturday night.

Sunday is every rider's chance to get involved and ride with the stars as Cooke, Wilson and other pros from teams such as Budget Forklifts, Panasonic and Savings and Loans join the recreation ride in the Excelior Gran Fondo.

Full details of the weekend are available at www.cyclismo.com.au .

(Additional editorial assistance provided by Susan Westemeyer.)

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