Tour of the Great South Coast Preview - NRS


Next up for InForm MAKE is the Tour of the Great South Coast! This is the third event in the National Road Series for 2018. 

The seventh edition of the Tour will start with a traditional morning criterium in Mount Gambier’s Vansittart Park on Wednesday, August 15. Over 6 stages the riders will be taken through Port Macdonnell, Casterton & Cape Bridgewater, with the sixth stage to end with a grand finale street race on Portland’s waterfront on Sunday, August 19.

Our team leader Raphael Freienstein will be wearing the NRS leaders jersey following his stage win & second overall placing  at Battle recharge. This result follows his victory in the German National Hill Climb last year.

Raph, who contested the Tour of the Great South Coast in 2014 and 2015, said he was looking forward to the extra challenges this year.

“It will be a huge learning experience for the young team because of the cross-winds, and the importance of trying to hold a good position and to be protected.”

“I am aware of the courses, the windy conditions, the different criteriums, and winding road stretches and mountain climbs. I hope I can lead the younger guys and give them the international experience they will need.”

Raph will be leading the team of Tom Mcfarlane, Stuart Smith, Kallum Parlevliet, Carter Turnbull, David Williams & Ben Jones. This will be Ben’s first race with InForm MAKE stepping up from the development team, TM Insight.

Pat Lane will debut as manager for the team. Pat has been an integral part of the team for the first half of 2018 and will continue to mentor and lead the riders through the role of team manager for the rest of the year.
The team are looking forward to learning from Pat’s years of racing experience in Europe and overseas.

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Visit Campolina-Visit Victoria Tour of the Great South Coast website for more tour information.