2018 National Road series date confirmed

WINNER: Reigning Tour of Tasmania champion Lionel Mawdditt.

WINNER: Reigning Tour of Tasmania champion Lionel Mawdditt.

Tour dates for this year’s National Road Series have been confirmed with the Tour of Tasmania to take place in November.

For the first time, it will include a two-day women’s race, which will start two days after the men on November 16. Both the men and women’s races will finish on November 18.

“The NRS is an integral pathway for Australia’s promising young cyclists and importantly we are pleased the NRS will continue to provide chances for riders to gain starting positions in the country’s top UCI events,” Cycling Australia chief executive Steve Drake said.

2018 SCHEDULE

May 12: Grafton to Inverell

July 27-29: Battle Recharge

August 15-19: Tour of the Great South Coast

August 31- September 2: Tour of King Valley

September 15-16: Amy’s Otway Tour

October 9-12: Tour of Gippsland

November 14-18: Tour of Tasmania

November 24-25: Giro della Donna