Said to be the biggest junior tour in Australia, the Kowalski Recruitment Canberra Junior & Women's Tour will take place on the extended weekend of July 1-3 (clashing with another fixture in France). The race is being run for all junior grades from U11 boys and girls to U19 men and women. In addition, there will be an open women's event run in conjunction with the junior tour.
The formats are different for the different categories, with the Open/U19 Women and U19 Men riding a time trial on Friday, July 1, followed by road races on Saturday and Sunday. The remaining categories will ride a road race and criterium on Saturday, followed by a road race and time trial on Sunday.
The tour attracts entries from every state in Australia as well as New Zealand. This year a team of 36 riders is visiting from New Zealand which should add to the overall quality of the field.
The ACT Government is sponsoring an initiative that allows the organisers to offer a $20 rebate on the entry fee for the first 75 non-ACT registered U19 and Open Women competitors who enter this event online through the NSW Cycling website.
More information about the tour: www.act.cycling.org.au/new/events/events 202005.shtm