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More than 300 riders are expected to descend on the beautiful coastal town of Warrnambool for Round 4 of the 2017 ‘Towards Zero’ Victorian Road Series (VRS17)

Saturday will be based in Wangoom, on the outskirts of Warrnambool, with participants facing a 12.7km ITT in the morning, and road races of 51 or 85 km in the afternoon. While the course profiles for these stages may appear quite placid, the strength of the wind is not to be underestimated. It is not known as ‘Windy Warrnambool’ for nothing!

Sunday will see a break from tradition. Riders will enjoy a new road race challenge in Peterborough with the most raw and beautiful backdrop that Australia has to offer – the 12 Apostles.

Cycling Victoria is also very pleased to confirm Anchor Point as the naming rights sponsor for the 2017 ‘Anchor Point’ Tour of the South West (ToSW). Anchor Point has supported the ToSW since the first edition in 2012, and we are very grateful for their continued support.

Anchor Point is a premium retirement village in the heart of Warrnambool, owned by Tim Scarborough.

Tim has been a driving force behind cycling in Victoria, particularly women’s cycling, in recent years, and is looking forward to another successful edition of the ToSW.

Tim gave a local perspective into the conditions that riders, especially first timers should expect at the ‘Anchor Point’ Tour of the South West.

“The rugged and exposed landscape around Warrnambool is about as close to we get in Australia to a windswept Belgian classic, just a few less cobbles to deal with. As we say; Warrnambool has two seasons- February and winter. This event continually improves every year and in particular it has been very encouraging to see growth in the numbers of masters and females as well as across the board and the weather always plays a role.”

Entries for the ‘Anchor Point’ Tour of the South West will close at midnight on Sunday April 30…