Tasmania gets new stage race

A new stage race, the Blue Dragon Challenge is coming to Tasmania in January. The two-day event will...

A new stage race, the Blue Dragon Challenge is coming to Tasmania in January. The two-day event will run over two 50km stages on January 17-18, 2009. Riders will be required to ride in pairs over the entire distance.

On day one, racers will travel through the historic township of Derby and the surrounding hills and open plans with vistas of the North and East coasts. It will also visit rainforests along the edges of rivers. On day two, races will get an education in mining history, passing the old Anchor mine on the way to the top of the Blue Tier and passing by granite boulders, myrtle trees and rainforest.

Blue Dragon Challenge
Stage 1 - Derby -Derby, 50km
Stage 2 - Weldbrough - Weldbrough, 50km

Wild Wheel Promotions, the organizers of the event, announced that their Craggy Peaks Marathon will be cancelled for 2008 due to ongoing construction and logistical issues. The marathon is expected to return to the calendar in 2009.

For more information or to register, visit www.wildwheelpromotions.com.au.

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