The 3 Day Tour Organising Committee is proud to present the 2017 edition of this four-stage Victorian classic, now proudly in it's 59th annual running (1959-2017). 2017 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)
This year features road stages each day, culminating with Metcalfe-Redesdale as the queen stage on the Monday.
Full stage details are on http://3daytour.org/ Tour Rules to be released with the event Technical Guide closer to the event.
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 does not then result in volunteer status for Northern Combine events outside of 3DT) Volunteer info here
The Junior Tour uses grades rather than age groups. Please see below and use as a guide.
Juniors will start with seniors, but finish on the lap determined by their distance restriction except for Monday. Course particulars, distances and start times for each junior grade are to be advised and will be communicated closer to the Junior Tour start.
Rollout and race distances: All riders must use their correct aged rollout regardless of their grade. Riders are unable to register in grades where distances are beyond Cycling Australia rules.
Numbers will be capped at approx 15 per grade and are open to all race-licensed junior riders. Grades are dependant on receiving sufficient entries. The final decision on grades will be made by the Junior Handicapper.
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 5:00pm Sunday 5th June. 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 email@example.com 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 see http://www.3DayTour.org/
This race only accepts online payment.
Junior entry is $50.
The 3DT is a historic event, now in it's 59th 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 Last's 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