Australia’s fastest criterium series, the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic, is set to hit top gear in 2015 with a $15,000 Victorian Government boost from the Significant Sporting Events Program.
Mr Eren joined Michelton Bay Cycling Classic Race Director, John Trevorrow, at Geelong Waterfront to announce the funding and launch the countdown to the newly formatted race series taking in Geelong, Portarlington and finishing in Williamstown, from 2-5 January.
The Classic will also act as a curtain-raiser for an outstanding summer of road cycling in Victoria which includes:
- National Road Championships in Ballarat (7-11 January)
- Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (31 January – 1 February)
- Jayco Herald Sun Tour (4 – 8 February)
The Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic is expected to attract up to 180 top male and female road sprint cyclists from around the world. There are over 838,000 keen cyclists in the State.
Quotes attributable to Minister Eren:
“Victoria is proud to be Australia’s sporting centre and the Andrews Labor Government is committed to seeing Victoria attract the top sporting events from across the world.”
“Events like these are a great opportunity to showcase our cities and regional towns, local sports facilities, and talent to even more people around the globe.”
“Initiatives like the Significant Sporting Events Program ensure we can attract top cycling events like the Classic that provide a boost to local sports, tourism and jobs.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020