Tripleplay (sports clothing) and the SEQ Tour (South East Queensland race series) have created an elite men’s road team to compete in the 2006 Australian National Road Series (NRS). The 10 rider strong Tripleplay SEQ Tour Team is the only Queensland Team in the NRS, and will therefore represent Queensland on the national stage against the best cycling teams from NSW, Vic, SA, Tas and WA.
The Tripleplay SEQ Tour Team will be a serious contender in what is to become a “Cycling State of Origin” and boasts some the Queensland’s best cycling talent including David and Jeremy Betts, Craig Mackie and Matt Newlands.
The NRS consists of 12 races conducted around Australia and is contested by Australian Continental UCI teams, State Sports Academy teams and sponsored teams. For the first time in 2006, the competition incorporates a teams competition, similar to the SEQ Tour. Teams registered in the NRS included South Australia-AIS.com, Drapac Porsche, Savings and Loan, and FRF Couriers-Caravello.
The Tripleplay SEQ Tour Team will be launched this weekend at the Brisbane Metropolitan Criterium Championships, which will be held at the Murrarie cycle track in Brisbane at 11.00am on June 3.