Australia’s National Road Series returns after COVID-19 pandemic interruptions

Santos Festival of Cycling
The NRS started wth the Santos Festival of Cycling in 2021, which included Team BikeExchange and a national team among the usual domestic squads, and will again in 2022 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Australia’s heavily interrupted National Road Series (NRS) will manage to get in one last event before the 2021 season closes, breaking a six-month hiatus in the nation’s top domestic racing series.

The have been repeated COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns in some parts of Australia and border restrictions put in place between states and territories, which has had a heavy impact on the race calendar. The last NRS event able to go ahead was the Grafton to Inverell in May.

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