Latrobe reverts back to one day

The Latrobe Bicycling Race Club have announced that the 2007 Latrobe Carnival will return to a one...

The Latrobe Bicycling Race Club have announced that the 2007 Latrobe Carnival will return to a one day format. After a review of the 2006 carnival, organisers have decided to put the carnival back to one day. Dennis Chugg, Secretary of the Latrobe Bicycling Race Club commented that the two days was quite difficult to manage in order to provide officials for the Carnival.

Reverting back to one day will also allow cyclists a break from racing, as there were quite a few tired bodies come Burnie Carnival. "With [December] 27th being a working day, we found it a bit of a challenge to find officals to help out, reverting back to one day on Boxing Day will be more manageable. It means that we will start the program a little earlier on Boxing Day and finish later in the evening in order to fit the program into one day".

Grant Atkins, President of SCAT is supportive of reverting back to a one day Carnival. "I believe that the 2 day format was worth a try and I congratulate the Club for taking a risk. Reverting back to one day will give all competitors a break which can only benefit their performances."

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