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25–28
JAN 2018

TOWARDS ZERO RACE MELBOURNE - OVERVIEW

THURSDAY 25 JANUARY, 2018

Get set for a dose of fast and furious cycling at Melbourne’s world-famous Australian Formula 1™ Grand Prix
track.

Plus, enjoy the new Belgian Village with European food vendors, a beer garden, live entertainment big
screen showing the live racing action and much more.

After its hugely successful inaugural event in 2017, Towards Zero Race Melbourne is back. And, this year in a twilight timeslot at Melbourne’s stunning Albert Park.

Cheer on the highest calibre of domestic and international riders as they test their power and team strategy on the fast and flat Australian Formula 1™ Grand Prix track.

Then, take your own pit stop at the new Belgian Village with European food vendors, a beer garden with festoon lighting, roving entertainment, DJ beats, activities for the whole family, plenty of giveaways and more.

The best part? Entry is free. FIND OUT MORE

CRIT RACING 101

 

 

Criterium – closed circuit style – racing is fast, strategic and captivating. The Union Cyclisite Internationale (UCI) has sanctioned Towards Zero Race Melbourne as a criterium race.

Here’s what to expect:

  • The circuit race format, especially on a flat course like this, is best suited to the fastest men and women in the sport.
  • Watch for teams who have the fancied riders for the bunch finale as they try to hold the tempo high throughout the race, controlling the peloton and ensuring there isn’t a breakaway.
  • Teams who don’t carry an identified sprinter, will try to breakaway early, attempting to stay away and take an opportunist victory.
  • As the race nears the final laps, expect someone to go clear to take the win – usually a time trial specialist who can maintain a high tempo.
  • Watch out for a rider trying to maintain a speed higher than that of the peloton and cause a surprise.
  • Don’t miss each of the sprinter’s teams as they form ‘sprint trains’ aiming to deliver their favoured rider to victory in a high-octane finish.

“It’s fast, it’s flat, it’s not a place for the faint hearted!” – Caleb Ewan, Towards Zero Race Melbourne ambassador

Caleb Ewan’s Twilight Tactics

PROUDLY BROUGHT TO YOU BY TAC:

This event will also promote the importance of road safety thanks to the continued support of the Transport Accident Commission (TAC).

Towards Zero is a plan to ensure no one is seriously injured or killed on Victorian roads. It acknowledges that as humans, we can make mistakes, but we can’t accept that death and serious injuries should be a consequence of those mistakes.

No one deserves to die on Victorian roads. By driving at safe speeds, providing more road safety education for motorists, driving the safest car we can afford, and building safe roads, Towards Zero is achievable.

SAFE CYCLING

 

 

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