By John Trevorrow
While heading to the start of the Herald Sun Tour in Shepparton, the FRF Couriers team car was involved in an accident. A blown rear tyre caused the driver to lose control of the car, which then rolled over. Team assistant Peter Brook was taken to hospital with minor injuries, treated and released.
Riders Brendan Brook, Robbie Cater and Joe McDonnell escaped, shaken up but unhurt. McDonnell has a sore leg but will be right to start the Tour. The two bikes on the roof were destroyed, one was a spare bike, but the team are now searching for a replacement bike for Brendan Brooks.