By John Kenny
The five-day Tattersall's Tour of Gippsland in Victoria, Australia gets underway today with a criterium in Mallacoota. The 108 entrants will compete over nine stages. The tour marks the start of the Tattersall's cup series with ten points available for each stage winner.
The race has attracted a quality field including world pursuit champion Steve Wooldridge, Commonwealth Games points champion Sean Finning, Ashley Hutchinson, Chris Jongeward and Robert McLachlan. "We're running a legit race with a quality field," said race promoter John Craven.
Stage 1 - August 2: Mallacoota, 25.5kms
Stage 2 - August 2: Mallacoota, 93.8kms
Stage 3 - August 3: Orbost, 42kms
Stage 4 - August 3: Orbost To Lakes Entrance, 113.7kms
Stage 5 - August 4: Lakes Entrance To Metung, 65.5kms
Stage 6 - August 4: Bairnsdale, 33kms
Stage 7 - August 5: Traralgon, 45kms
Stage 8 - August 5: Traralgon To Hazelwood, 63.2kms
Stage 9 - August 6: Warragul To Warragul, 134.8kms