Wildside 2010 entries open

Original Australian dirt stage race returns

Entries will open for the 2010 edition of the Pure Tasmania Wildside mountain bike stage race on Monday, June 1. The Wildside was the first multi-day stage race in Australia. It will begin next from Cradle Mountain on January 30 and run for four days until it ends in Strahan.

"There can only be one Wildside, and we're confident of attracting a full field of 450 riders," said Race Director Nic Deka.

Next year's event will give more attention to teams. "The event has focussed on individual participation. We have had a team aspect but it has always been low key. We recognise that the riders and sponsors are keen for the teams to be more prominent," said Deka. Among the favorite teams are those from the AIS elite development team based out of Tasmania, discovertasmania.com.

For more information or to register, visit www.wildsidemtb.com.

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