Round 2

Round 2 | Tour de Tweed | 9th – 11th August, 2019

The second round of the Queensland Road Team Series (QRTS) for 2019 sees teams racing in four stages: Stage 1 Road Race, Stage 2 Road Race, Stage 3 Individual Time Trial, Stage 4 Criterium.

Round 2 of the QRTS is also a National Road Team Series (NRS) event, with the QRTS Womens Teams racing in a combined race with the NRS Women’s Teams.  The Men and NRS Men’s Teams will race in seperate events.

On the opening day of QRTS Round 2, riders will compete in the Tyalgum & Stokers Road Race. On the second day of QRTS, riders compete in another road race for stage 2 at Farrants Hill & Reserve Creek Road Race. The third day, riders compete in stage 3’s time trial, and stage 4’s criterium.

Race Information:

  • 4 Stages: Two Road Stages, Criterium, and Individual Time Trial 
  • Round 2 will also include National Road Series racing at the Tour de Tweed. 
  • NRS Team Managers Meeting on Thursday 8th August 2019

Thursday 8th August 2019 

Queensland Road Team Series riders and teams are welcomed to the second round of the 2019 series, with. registration Thursday night, and team managers have meetings ahead of three days of racing.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

QRTS and NRS Women Managers Meeting

Friday 9th August 2019 

On the opening day of QRTS Round 2, riders will compete in the Tyalgum & Stokers Road Race.  QRTS/NRS Women, Men, Masters and B/C Graded riders will compete in a 97.7 km Tylagum & Stokers Road Race.

6:45 am

QRTS Men Managers Meeting

7:15 am

QRTS Men Stage 1 Road Race Start

7:25 am

QRTS/NRS Women Stage 1 Road Race Start

7:55 am

QRTS Masters Managers Meeting

8:25 am

QRTS Masters Stage 1 Road Race Start

11:30 am

Combined B/C Grade Stage 1 Road Race Start

Stage 1: Tyalgum & Stokers Road Race

Rolling out from the country village of Tyalgum, Friday’s road race course is centred on a diverse loop under Mt Warning near Stokers siding. With numerous hills to get riders out of the saddle, the couse showcases a backdrop of beautiful country, farm lands, rivers and mountains.

Starting from the rural Tyalgum Community hall riders head out in neutral to join up with Tyalgum Road. Riders follow the winding Odley River Valley passing a number of long fast flat stretches which will liven the peloton.

Heading over the Tweed River bridge we continue left onto Bakers Road, preparing for a KOM climb before turning right onto Sstokers Road for a sprint past Alroy Lane.

Passing through Stokers Siding, we turn right onto Smiths Creek Road reaching a pointed KOM climg. FOllowing a quick descent, we turn right at Uki onto Kyogle Road, passing Mt Warning before turning right onto Bakers Road for the  next lap.

  • QRTS/NRS Women: 97.7 km
  • QRTS Men: 97.7km
  • QRTS Masters: 97.7km
  • B/C Graded Race: 97.7 km

Start and Finish: Coolman Street Tyalgum

Parking: Tyalgum Showgrounds

Presentations: Presentations for each race will occur 20 minutes following the finish of each race

More Course Info Here

Saturday 10th August 2019 

On the second day riders will complete their second Road Race of QRTS Round 2 at Farrants Hill & Reserve Creek Road Race. QRTS/NRS Women, Men, and Masters race across a 112.4 km course, while B/C Graded riders race over 74.9 km course.

7:30 am

QRTS Men Stage 2 Road Race Start

7:50 am

QRTS Masters Stage 2 Road Race Start

8:15 am

QRTS/NRS Women Stage 2 Road Race Start

12:45 pm

Combined B/C Grade Stage 2 Road Race Start

Stage 2: Farrants Hill & Reserve Creek Road Race

Rolling out from the Madura Tea Estate, Saturday’s course is a tough course characterised by a number of pointed climbs on classic Tweed Valley country laneways.

Starting from the Madura Tea Estate, riders head out in neutral to join up with Farrants Road and an early climb to get warmed up. Following a tight technical left-hand turn onto Eviron Road we link up with another left turn on Clothiers Creek Road and two more laps on the Farrants Hill Loop before turning towards Tweed Valley Way.

After a short section on Tweed Valley Way riders will pick up the pace with a Sprint through Kielvale onto Reserve Creek Road towards the major pointed climb of the day.

After a fast descent riders keep left on Round Mountain Road where the peloton rides a 1600 metre gravel section with a small climb and descent before linking over the Pacific Motorway twice. The peloton will liven again on the flats as we approach the Madura Tea Estate for a Sprint before taking on the next lap.

  • QRTS/NRS Women: 112.4 km
  • QRTS Men: 112.4 km
  • QRTS Masters: 112.4 km
  • B/C Graded Race: 74.9 km

Start and Finish: Madura Tea Estate

Parking: Yandala Place

Presentations: Presentations for each race will occur 20 minutes following the finish of each race

More Course Info Here

Sunday 11th August 2019 

On the final day of Round 2 of QRTS, riders will compete in an Individual Time Trial and Criterium Race.

7:00 am

Combined B/C Grade Stage 3 Individual Time Trial Start

7:30 am*

QRTS Masters Stage 3 Individual Time Trial Start

8:20 am*

QRTS Men Stage 3 Individual Time Trial Start

9:05 am*

QRTS/NRS Women Stage 3 Individual Time Trial Start

10:30 am

Combined B/C Grade Stage 4 Criterium Start

11:10 am

QRTS Masters Stage 4 Criterium Start

11:55 am

QRTS Men Stage 4 Criterium Start

1:00 pm

QRTS/NRS Women Stage 4 Criterium Start

*Subject to final field sizes

Stage 3: Murwillumbah Individual Time Trial

The course will be held on a Y-shaped course based from Wharf Street in Murwillumbah’s CBD. Spectator-friendly, the course is close to plenty of cades and good vantage points at the start-finish along the Tweed River.

Essentially a flat and fast course, we move out along Wharf Street onto Tumbulgum Road following the winding river bank. Riders make a tight left onto Racecourse Road and push to the u-turn at Cane Road. Heading back, riders make a left onto Tumbulgum Road and head towards Cane Road for another u-turn before pushing hard straight back to the finish into town.

The road is very narrow at Racecourse Road; riders are advised to use extreme caution turning on/off Tumbulgum Road. No following team cars.

There will be time gaps of 30 seconds to reduce the overall day’s program.

  • QRTS/NRS Women: 9.95 km
  • QRTS Men: 9.95 km
  • QRTS Masters: 9.95 km
  • B/C Graded Race: 9.95 km

Start and Finish: Wharf Street, Murwillumbah

Parking: Multi-story carpark on Queen Street, Murwillumbah

Presentations: Presentations for each race will occur 20 minutes following the finish of each race

Stage 4: Stan Brims Criterium

Based on a figure-eight, the 1.4 km criterium course is characterised as relatively flat and very fast. Travelling in a clockwise direction, there are a number of tight technical corners that will force riders to concentrate and hold their line.

A number of quick stretches present opportunities for improving positioning and moving towards the front. Ride safely and keep your line.

  • QRTS/NRS Women: 60 minutes + 3 laps
  • QRTS Men: 60 minutes + 3 laps
  • QRTS Masters: 40 minutes + 3 laps
  • B/C Graded Race: 35 minutes + 3 laps

Start and Finish: Lundberg Drive, Murwillumbah

Parking: Lundberg Drive, Murwillumbah

Presentations: Presentations for each race will occur 20 minutes following the finish of each race

Accommodation: 

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