Cuddon Cycling Marlborough’s riders return to Saturday road events tomorrow afternoon with the Whatamango 3 stage tour.
The open grade 64km event starts with a 27km massed start stage from Blenheim to Picton with the top riders trying to get some time advantage over the Elevation climb into Picton. Stage two is a 10km individual time trial from Waikawa to the top of the gruelling climb up the Whatamango Hill which overlooks Port Underwood. The final stage returns from Picton to Blenheim with 3 chances of bonus sprint seconds which definately come into play if there is a close classification after stage two. Each stage also carries sealed handicap points towards the handicap trophy.
The Junior under 17 grade will compete in a two stage event for the Redwood Fisheries Cup over stage one and three courses of the open event.
All riders are to assemble at the Research Centre at 12.30pm sharp for a 1pm start.