NSW Criterium Championships - an International affair

NSW crit racing at its best

NSW crit racing at its best (Image credit: Nathan Germaine)

With $10,000 on the podium for the main event, the 2007 NSW Criterium Championships looks to set Sydney's Olympic Boulevard alight. Sponsored by one of Sydney's largest car dealerships, McCarroll's, the event has brought some big names out to play.

Cameron Meyer, a three-time junior World Champion and 12-time Australian Champion, will participate in the event. He is fresh off a stage win at the Tour of Tasmania. Meyer is possibly one of the best talents Australia has seen in recent years.

Dutch based South African rider Raynold Smith was the 2005 winner of the elite/neo prof event at the famous Acht Van Chaam, one of Hollands biggest criteriums. He also took the Omloop van de Hoeksewaard, the Ronde van Honselersdijk and finished third in the prologue of the Tour of Slovakia.

Nash Kent was last year's winner and has been in unstoppable form this season, winning the Sydney Road Titles, Ride for Life and Mudgee Open, also with many other places including a sixth at the recent Goulburn to Citi.

Blair Martin is the current NSW Road Champion and looks to maintain his standing as the NSW roadman of the year. Martin has made a huge impact on the domestic racing scene this year, coming from a running background to win the Canberra Tour and getting fourth in the Grafton to Inverell.

Along with the main event there will be Criterium races for all categories from juniors to masters over the weekend of October 20 and 21.

Entries close this Sunday October 7 and the promoters are encouraging all cyclists to come out and have a race to help boost the profile of Sydney based racing, so don't miss out.

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