Australia's international superstars of cycling, including Robbie McEwen and Allan Davis, are returning to Noosa on November 3 for the Ridley Dash for Cash, in a $50,000 winner takes it all bonanza.
With the coveted Noosa title for men up for grabs and two $5,000 primes provided by Cateye, the competitors will be putting the hurt on each other with every lap. The involvement of Ridley, one of Europe's biggest names in bicycle design and manufacture, and the massive cash incentives, ensures that the biggest names from the Tour de France and other cycling classics will be at the start.
Three-time winner of the prestigious green jersey in the Tour de France Robbie McEwen, defending champion and two-time Noosa winner Allan Davis, 2003 Tour green jersey winner Baden Cooke, Discovery's Matt White, West Australian legend Henk Vogels and a field of 40 riders will line up at the start. 2007 Herald Sun Tour winner Matt Wilson will be mounting a challenge and bringing his Unibet Team for one last race before the team folds. Baden Cooke and Jeremy Hunt from the UK and Jimmy Casper from France will be joining Wilson.
The race will be one hour plus three laps and is likely to see a sprint finish. The men's racing starts at 16:45, details about women's event are below.