Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Tour of Southland

The Tour of Southland has begun. Yesterday's ride up Bluff Hill saw South West Helicopters team member and Otautau's own Matt Marshall in 12th place. An excellent result for the under-23 rider out of a field of 115 competitors.

Today is Stage 3, and the riders will cover 165km from Invercargill to Gore, going through Rimu, Woodlands, Seaward Downs, Edendale, Wyndham, Mataura, Waimumu, West Gore, Mandeville, Riversdale, Otama and Knapdale.

Tomorrow, the cyclists are set to ride through Otautau some time between 9am and 11:25am. This route is 88.4km and starts at the ILT Velodrome, Isabella St, Invercargill and goes through Wallacetown, Waianiwa, Otahuti, Isla Bank, Fairfax, Otautau, Orawia, and ends at Tuatapere. The weather doesn't look good so let's get out and cheer for these brave and crazy riders.

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