by Adam Blom for 5THE FM ‘s newsonline wattlerangenow.com.au
PENOLA will be hosting two stages of the popular cycling event, The Tour of the Great South Coast in August.
The event has grown significantly in recent years, with some of the best riders in Australia taking part and will enter Penola for the first time in 2016.
The historic town will be the main attraction for riders and spectators on August 12, firstly for a 30 lap Criterium of a 1.3km circuit at Penola Primary School from 10.30am until approximately 11.30am. This stage will include 11 Intermediate Sprints.
The second stage for the day will commence at 1pm and is a 64.2km circuit from Penola to Casterton. This stage will incorporate 4 Intermediate Sprints.
To assist with the staging of the event, Wattle Range Council has agreed to provide $2000 to organisers, as well as the support of engineering staff through road closures throughout the day.