Argentinean cycling stars to ride in Tasmania

Tasmania's Christmas Carnivals have secured another boost, with the state government providing additional funding to attract two Argentinean riders to the series. Labor member of Parliament Brenton Best has announced that the state government has provided an extra $5,000 to carnivals organisers to fly Sebastian Donadío and Sebastián Cancio to Tasmania to compete in the Latrobe, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie Carnivals.

It will be the first time Argentina has ever been represented at the Carnivals, with both riders strongly expected to compete off the elite scratch mark. "Securing the Argentineans is a masterstroke by Carnivals organisers and the state government is delighted that we've been able to help make it happen," Mr Best said. "Their presence will add further interest to the series and I'm certain they will create a lot of excitement among Carnivals fans."

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