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Gold Coast Junior Tour

We are delighted to invite and welcome you to the Gold Coast Junior Tour.  Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, the tour continues as a 2-day, 5-stage competition. Details of the tour can be found below. Come and join us for a weekend of excellent racing and great family fun!

Enter here: https://auscycling.org.au/qld/events/gold-coast-junior-tour-4

Huge thanks go to our wonderful event sponsors SEQ Enviro Services, A&N Electrical and GC Caravan For Hire, Jakroo Australia and TopLine Cycles for their kind support of the Tour, and without whom, the event would not be possible. 

  

Gold Coast Junior Tour – Individual (General) Classification
The GCJT will be run in accordance with the AusCycling Technical Regulations which can be found here: General and Road.

The overall winner of the tour in each category will be the rider who has the lowest accumulative time after subtracting bonuses and adding penalties for all stages, including the prologue and criteriums. 

Calculating the times for individual classification – The following time bonuses will be deducted
from the general classification following each stage, excluding time trials and the prologue.
Stage Finishes:1st – 10 sec, 2nd – 6 sec, 3rd – 4 sec 

*** Please note that a rider must complete each stage to continue in the tour. Being a tour, and not a carnival, athletes will not be able to pick and choose between races. ***

Prizes

Medals will be awarded to the 1st-3rd place getters on each of the 5 stages. General Classification podiums will be presented with trophies, and the General Classification winners will each receive a Tour Winner’s jersey, proudly sponsored by Jakroo Australia

No one goes home empty-handed, however, as at the completion of the event, on the Sunday afternoon in Runaway Bay, we will have our traditional prize table, thanks to Topline Cycles in Nerang. The names of all competitors will be drawn out of a hat, raffle-style, and in that order, athletes will have their pick of the wide range of goodies from the table. 

Catering
Venue catering: We will have a coffee van at the Gold Coast Cycle Centre in Nerang on Saturday as well as in Guanaba for the Road Race and at the Luke Harrop Cycle Track in Runaway Bay on Sunday. We will also be running a canteen in Nerang on the Saturday. 

Travelling from regional Queensland or from interstate? Looking for somewhere to eat after racing? Why not try the Nerang RSL, another of our wonderful sponsors?  They have a variety of food and beverage options to fill the stomach of any hungry athlete, and are just up the road from our Saturday venue!
Cadence Cafe, situated on Nerang Connection Road is also only a hop, skip and a jump from the Gold Coast Cycle Centre and serves a great breakfast!
There are also plenty of food outlets in Runaway Bay both on Oxley Drive and on Lae Drive, for those looking for a spot of lunch on Sunday. (However, we do ask you support the coffee van on site in the first instance.)

Accommodation
If you’re needing accommodation whilst on the Gold Coast, we recommend staying somewhere in the northern or central parts of the city. Saturday’s racing is in Guanaba and Nerang, Sunday’s racing in Guanaba and Runaway Bay

 

Tour Stage and Course Information

Saturday – Guanaba Prologue (U15-U17) – Stage 1
Start: Guanaba Creek Road 
Course: Turn left onto Stewart Road, follow Stewart Road until the turnaround point at Aloisi Place, then return to the finish along Stewart Road. 
Finish: Stewart Road, just before the intersection with Guanaba Creek Road. 
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/4399245043

Saturday – Nerang Prologue (U9-U11) – Stage 1
Start: At the bottom of the hill nearly in line with the Scouts’ driveway
Course: One ‘hot lap’ of the short (lower) circuit – anticlockwise
Finish: Along the straight, in front of the clubhouse. 

Saturday – Nerang Prologue (U13) – Stage 1
Start: At the bottom of the hill opposite the main entrance
Course: One ‘hot lap’ of the full circuit – clockwise
Finish: Along the straight, in front of the clubhouse. 

See above flyer for further details of Stages 2 and 3.

Sunday – Guanaba Road Race (U15-U17) – Stage 4
Start: Tarata Road (Guanaba Reserve); 1st lap – turn right from Tarata Road onto Guanaba Creek Road
Course: Circuit – Guanaba Creek Road / Lynwood Drive / Coomera Valley Way / Stewart Road / Guanaba Creek Road
Finish: Final lap – turn right onto Collaroy Road 
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/4392522292 – U17
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/4392507829 – U15

CAUTION RIDERS: There is a sharp left-hand turn onto Stewart Road at the bottom of the fast descent from Coomera Valley Way. We urge all athletes to exercise due care when entering this intersection. We will have marshals and signage at the top of the descent making riders aware of the upcoming corner, however, athletes are encouraged to do a course recon before the race start. TAKE CARE… the race will not be won on this corner.

Sunday – Runaway Bay Criterium (U9-U13) – Stage 4
Start/Finish: northern end of the eastern straight
Course: Turn right, race east along the straight toward the Runaway Bay sports super centre, turn around at the hairpin, return up the straight adjacent to the cricket fields, turn left and race south along the straight to the turn around point, then return to the finish line. 

U9-U13 Stage 4 Criterium Circuit

 

PARKING
Saturday
** U15-U17 Prologue – Cliff Bird Park, Corner of Maudsland and Guanaba Creek Roads, Maudsland **
From there, walk or ride down to the start area, on Guanaba Creek Road.
(Please do not leave any rubbish behind!)
** U9-U13 Prologue & Criteriums / U15-U17 Criterium & Kermesse – Gold Coast Cycle Centre, 1 Hope Street, Nerang **
Please note that there is only limited parking along Hope Street, and participants may need to find parking along Martin or Stevens Streets (perpendicular to Hope Street) or in the carpark on the other side of Nerang Connection Road. This carpark is only a very short walk from the cycle centre, across the intersection. Please take care when crossing the roads, and ensure that young children are accompanied by an adult when doing so. 

Sunday
** U15-U17 Road Race – Guanaba Reserve, Tarata Road, Guanaba **
Use the driveway adjacent to the Guanaba Rural Fire Brigade to enter Guanaba Reserve. No parking will be allowed on the asphalt in front of the fire brigade and entry to the fire brigade must be provided for at all times. This includes the setting up of rollers for warm-up.
Please do not leave any rubbish behind. Garbage bins will be provided. 
** U9-U17 Criteriums – Luke Harrop Cycle Track, Oxley Drive, Runaway Bay **
Please use the carpark accessed via Oxley Drive, or as for overflow, the carpark accessed via Sports Drive. 

Start Lists and Results
Start lists and live results will be available via AusCycling Results.

Social Media
Gold Coast Cycling Club on Facebook

Our sincere gratitude goes to our wonderful sponsors.