Our beloved Tassie is fast becoming the producer of most of Australia's future greats in cycling with the likes of Porte and others staring overseas. The flow on affect of this is an increased spend on cycling infrastructure in the Apple Isle.
Glenorchy which is 15 minutes outside the centre of Hobart is the latest spot to benefit from increased funding as the local council and Sports and Recreation Tasmania splashed out on a new multi million dollar criterium circuit, the first in Tassie.
The circuit, Tolosa Park, meets UCI standards and is 800 metres long and is described as having gentle undulations with a single banked corner.
The official opening event will take place on Saturday 3 March with $5,000 in prize money across all grades. So if you're in need of a get away I encourage you to hit this event and if you're a Tassie local cruise down and be part of history. The schedule is below: