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Overview

A day of leg-burning action!

The very best riders from NSW, Australia and abroad will fight it out in one of the most iconic bike races in Australia. This will be a race to remember!

Make the most of the day by bringing all the family members. There is plenty of space along the course to get close to the action and see the riders flash by. The best experience is right next to the finish-line in the prestigious VIP area. The area is dedicated space for the best place to view of the race and is where you can relax for the day eating and drinking with some of your best friends or perhaps work mates.

This event is part of the Shimano National Crit Series. As part of the series, elite riders earn points towards becoming the Sprint King or Queen, with even more cash up for grabs.

 

 

Crit Racing 101

A criterium, or the more commonly known name “crit”, is a bike race made up of multiple laps around a short course (Up to about 3km). Races can be based on time (60 minutes plus three laps a common format) or total number of laps.

Flatter courses tend to suit teams with strong sprinters, but breaks can often form and get away from the main bunch. Strong time trial riders can ride away and be out of sight and a course with a small climb can offer opportunities for strong climbers to get away and take the win.

Crit racing is the most spectator friendly form of road racing with the riders riding past often and spectators can get up close to see, hear and feel the action.

In Australia, crit races dominate the summer racing scene with many clubs offering crit racing to their members and other Cycling Australia members.

For more information on Cycling Australia membership see Cycling Australia website

To stay up to date on the latest information on the Shimano National Crit Series visit www.shimano-sprint.com

Races

Race Name Date
Shimano Wollongong Critérium February 3, 2019 More information Register

Schedule

Start Time Category Distance
10:00am B Grade Men 45 min + 3 laps
11:00am U17s Men and Women Combined (separate prizes for men and women; lapped riders will not be removed) 30 min + 3 laps
11:45am A Grade Men 45 min + 3 laps
12:45pm Elite & Open Women Combined (separate prizes for Elite and Open grades; lapped riders will not be removed) 45 Mins + 3 laps
1:45pm Elite Men 1 hr + 3 laps

Partners


NAMING RIGHTS PARTNER 

Shimano’s goal in life and business is to help people get closer to nature through the cycling activities they enjoy most. Providers of premium bicycle componentry and partnering with our events providing mechanical support. 


For all the latest information on things to do, places to stay and food to enjoy check out visitwollongong or contact the Visitor Services Team on 1800 240 737.


We thank local council for their support in bringing our events to this community, helping to support local business growth. Why not check out attractions in the area to maximize your enjoyment during your stay here.


Event Partner

SOTO provides innovative engineering solutions through our experienced and motivated engineers that utilise the latest in cutting edge technology and software.


Event Partner

How do you define the ultimate cycling experience? That’s up to you. Our mission at Giant is to help make it happen. To create the ultimate cycling experience for all riders, all around the world.


Peoplecare is a national, not for profit health fund that has been caring for members since 1953. Peoplecare is a high performing, multi-award winning company with a range of health cover options that have been independently rated amongst the best value in Australia. We’ve also developed a reputation for the highest levels of customer satisfaction.


Hydration Partner

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Accommodation

Destination Wollongong

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Wollongong has a slew of accommodation options to suit any taste or budget. From our eight internationally branded hotels to our beautiful boutique venues and self-contained apartments, this is the place to stay!

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Road Closures

Changed Traffic Conditions

On Sunday 3 rd February 2019 Wollongong will host the Shimano Criterium Wollongong.

The event will centred around Flagstaff Hill.

Road Closures

  1. Endeavour Drive – Closed 6am – 4pm

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