The 3 Day Tour Organising Committee is proud to present the 2018 edition of this four-stage Victorian classic, now proudly in it's 60th annual running (1959-2018). 2018 presents an opportunity for current riders to etch their name alongside greats from the past including Remo Sansonetti, Matt Keenan & Mitch Docker (to name a few). Cadel Evans also rode the 1994 3 Day Tour (3DT) as an U17, achieving best placed young rider and finishing 7th in A grade. (see http://3daytour.org/about.html)
We are making some changes...
- Friday Optional Crit not proceeding -
- based on rider feedback, this is not proceeding. (All existing entrants will automatically be refunded $15. Revised pricing now in place for new entrants)
- Stages are as follows;
- Stage 1: Newham Road Race (Sat)
- Stage 2: Time Trial (Sat)
- Stage 3: Metcalfe-Redesdale Road Race (Sun)
- Addition of Saturday-Only Option
- We are adding a Saturday-only option for riders of all grades. This will include the Newham Road Race plus the Time Trial. (regular stage prize money will apply - separate entry here )
- $5000 Tour Prize Money
- distribution to be finalised once entries have closed (approx 50% for individual stages, 50% General Classification)
- Entries extended to Thursday 26th - Please share with your friends.
Stage 1 – Newham – ROAD RACE
Date: SATURDAY 28th APRIL, 2018
Venue: Newham Primary School, Newham
Type: Transponder Timed Road Race
Start & Sign on: 9:30am Newham Primary School
Men A, B, C, Women A Grades: 90km (3 laps)
Women B, Men D, Women C: 60km (2 laps)
Start Line: Newham Primary School
KOM/QOM TBA Finish Line: top of hill approx 200m from Primary School
Stage 2 map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20878494
The same Newham circuit as raced by the Northern Combine and featured in last years Tour.
STAGE 2: Kyneton Individual Time Trial (6KM)
Date: Saturday 28th APRIL, 2018
Type: Individual Time Trial
Sign on: not required, be at start 10mins before advertised start time.
Start Time: 2pm.
Startling Line: Kyneton Saleyards, Saleyards Road.
Finish Line: intersection Redesdale, Barkers Rds
Stage 2 map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20878379
Bring your TT bike if you have one. Fast 6km Time Trial circuit. The same circuit as last year
STAGE 3: Kyneton- Metcalfe- Redesdale- Sutton Grange-Redesdale-Kyneton
Date: Sunday 29th APRIL, 2018
Type: Transponder Timed Road Race
Sign on: Kyneton Showgrounds Oval No. 2 Beauchamp St, Kyneton (opposite Home Timber & Hardware)
Start Time: 9:30am
Starting Line: as per sign on Kyneton Showgrounds (Oval No. 2), neutral out to circuit.
KOM/QOM: TBA Finish Line: Kyneton Metcalfe Road (near Rawson Place)
Distance: 85km All grades Stage 3 map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27307618 The Queen stage and traditional finish for the last few Tours. Note new circuit
Presentations: Royal George Hotel (24 Piper Street) https://goo.gl/tafcBv
The following Grades are on offer;
Note: entrant numbers for all grades will determine the final bunch compositions on the road.
All riders must be race-licensed members of a Cycling Australia affiliated club. PLEASE NOTE YOU CANNOT ENTER ON A 3 RACE LICENSE. International riders can ride on a UCI international license.
The 3DT is a large event requiring many volunteers. Please consider bringing a family member or friend to volunteer as it is a great way to directly involve them in something you love and also is an invaluable help to the event.
Volunteers for the Northern Combine are offered volunteer status for the 3DT (resulting in reduced entry fees and priority entry)
Riders from clubs NOT affiliated with the Northern Combine can also claim volunteer-status for the 3DT if they provide a volunteer for the 3DT. (please note this will also result in volunteer status for Northern Combine events outside of 3DT) Volunteer info here
Payment for the 3 Day Tour is by online payment only. Visa and Mastercard credit & debit cards are accepted. If you currently do not use payment cards, consider a debit card from your bank or those available for purchase from Australia Post for $6.95.
Your race entry is provisional, noting that your requested Grade is reviewed by the Handicapping Committee and is subject to change if it is deemed necessary. Please ensure you enter a realistic grade given your ability.
You are able to scratch with a full refund automatically through EntryBoss up until 6:00pm Wednesday 25th April. Scratchings after this may get a refund if a replacement rider can be found, otherwise will be treated as a DNS.
Riders are asked to consider making a small non-compulsory contribution to help the Organising Committee fund improvements - eg Last's year's Traffic Management Costs for Speed Step-downs around Stage Finishes was funded by Rider’s Voluntary Contributions. This years donations will go towards the purchasing of timing equipment. $5 or $10 goes a long way and, once accumulated across many riders, is the equivalent of the 3DT signing a sponsor. Donations of $50 and above and get your name/business name listed in the program.
The 3DT is a volunteer-resourced, not-for-profit event and partly relies on sponsors to help keep race fees low and to continue to improve. If you have access to potential sponsors and would like to help then we’d love to talk to you. Sponsorship is a great way to help ensure this historic event remains viable and continues into the future. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help.
The 3 Day Tour is organised by a separate Organising Committee to the Northern Combine. Whilst there is close association, please note that the two Organisations are separate.
Please note that permits are being finalised and Organisers reserve the right to amend the Race Program &/or Stages.
More information please visit Facebook https://www.facebook.com/3daytour/
Price inclusive of payment card fees
The 3DT is a historic event, now in it's 60th year. It is entirely volunteer resourced and run on a not-for-profit basis.
Riders are asked to consider making a small non-compulsory contribution to help the Organising Committee fund improvements - eg previous year's Traffic Management Costs for Speed Step-downs around Stage Finishes was funded by Rider’s Voluntary Contributions. $5 or $10 goes a long way and, once accumulated across many riders, is the equivalent of the 3DT signing a sponsor. Donations of $50 and above and get your name/business name listed in the program.
Alternatively, if you or an organisation you work for would like to sponsor this historic event please contact us.
Regards, 3DT Organising Committee