The Sam Miranda Tour of the King Valley is a 3 day, 4 stage Tour that will test riders over a mix of challenging terrain in one of Australia's most picturesque locations - The King Valley.
Friday 19 – Sunday 21 August 2016 Entries open soon, close Tuesday 9th August
Dal Zotto ITT
Starting at Dal Zotto wines in Whitfield travelling to Cheshunt and return on a fully closed circuit.
Rural City of Wangaratta Criterium
A 1.3km criterium circuit located in the heart of the Wangaratta CBD. Starting in Docker St beside the majestic Holy Trinity Catherdral travelling in an anti-clockwise direction via Norton St, Café Derailleur, Cusack St and Ovens St. This circuit was first used in 2015.
Sprint: 2 at laps 10 and 20.
Strade Nero Road Race
The Iconic Strade Nero stage returns for 2016 with a few minor changes. The stage has increased in length by a few kilometres to 123km for men and 120 for women. After climbing the Strade Nero™ climb and descending into Whitfield riders will this year turn right to Cheshunt. An extra section of dirt pave has been included from Cheshunt to Gentle Annie Ln before re-joining the Wangaratta Whitfield Rd. The infamous dirt pave of Plunketts Rd and Top Plain Rd returns (alternative course in place in the event of bad surface) before riders finish back at Sam Miranda King Valley
KOM / QOM: 2 – Myrrhee @ km 46 & Strade Nero @ km 54
Sprint: 2 – Greta @ km 18 Moyhu @ km 109
Ryans Taminick Loop
A new circuit for 2016. Using 2 of the most popular climbs in the Wangaratta region. Traveling from Sam Miranda King Valley riders will climb Taminick Gap from the Wangaratta side with an ave grade of 8% before completing a 20km loop through Glenrowan before climbing Taminick Gap again. Riders will then turn right towards Devinish before climbing the back and longer side of Ryan’s Lookout before descending into Wangaratta and returning via Warby Range Rd and the Snow Rd to finish back at Sam Miranda King Valley
KOM/QOM: 3 Taminick Gap @ km 16 & km 37 Ryans Lookout @ km 62
Sprint: 2 Warby Range Rd @ km 32 & km 79
Located in the heart of Victoria's High Country, Wangaratta is a bustling provincial centre situated just two and a half hours from Melbourne. It's vibrant and dynamic CBD offers divers shopping, a variety of cafes, restaurants, parks and gardens and is compact and easy to navigate on foot. Wangaratta is located at the confluence of the Ovens and King Rivers and is a gateway to the Milawa Gourmet Region, King Valley, Glenrowan, Boorhaman and El Dorado. The region is known for its world class wines, gourmet food, spectacular landscapes and proximity to the Victorian Alps. The King Valley could be described as a little part of Italy set amongst the hills of North East Victoria, south of Wangaratta. This stunningly picturesque area has a history which includes bushrangers and Italian immigration. Italian migrants came to the region in the 1940s and 50s and following WW2 and grew tobacco but it was not long before they realized the enormous potential of the region to produce European wine varietals. In recent times, the Valley has been gaining in reputation as a unique wine region for Prosecco, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo and Barbera to name but a few.
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