This weekend's Central Queensland University Rockhampton Cup on Wheels in northern Australia is a special occasion for long time sponsors Herron Todd White Valuers, as it marks the 20th year of their involvement in the event. The carnival will be held at the Kenrick Tucker Velodrome on January 20-21.
The Capricornia Cup commenced in 1961 with the original winner being Carol Ball (now Wood). In 1985, Herron Todd White took ownership of the race and since then, the Capricornia Cup has become one of Australia's leading women's wheelraces in the country, now worth $3750 in cash. This event has been won by many top women riders including Rockhampton Cycling Club's own Olympic Champion and world record holder Anna Meares.
Other special events that will form part of the racing will be the Tuckers Avanti Plus Peak Fuel Madison, an exciting pairs race that with any luck will be decided in the final sprint; tandem races; flying lap record attempts; and the CQU Rockhampton Cup.
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