The Bendigo and District Cyclin Club's feature road race of the year will go ahead this weekend.
The Merv Dean Memorial Tour was in doubt because of the recent COVID-19 lockdown, but the easing of restrictions late in the week paved the way for the popular three-day race to be held.
The tour normally attracts a host of young quality riders from South Australia, but the border closures means the A-grade field is limited in numbers this year.
33 riders will compete in the A-grade field, with a number of locals in contention for podium finishes.
Sam Eddy, Blake Agnoletto, Tasman Nankervis and Spencer Evans will fly the local flag against race favourite Nick White from Ballarat.
White has a brilliant summer on the road, finishing second in the Australian Criterium Championships and fourth in the national road race.
Stage one of the tour on Saturday from 1pm is an 82km road race that starts and finishes at Bagshot Hall.
Two stages will be held on Sunday, starting from 9am with a testing 3km hill climb at McIvor Rd in Harcourt.
At 1pm on Sunday, stage three is an 87km road race that starts and finishes at North Harcourt Hall.
The tour concludes on Monday morning with a 14.5km Kermesse in Harcourt. A-grade completes four laps, while B-grade will ride three laps.
Nicholas White Ballarat/Sebatopol Cycling Club
Liam White Ballarat/Sebastopol Cycling Club
Dylan McKenna Castlemaine Cycling Club
Sam Eddy Bendigo & District Cycling Club
Blake Agnoletto Bendigo & District Cycling Club
Spencer Evans Bendigo & District Cycling Club
Braedon Dean Bendigo & District Cycling Club
Nathan Burrell Bendigo & District Cycling Club
Dan Peck Northern Cycling Club
Jesse Norton Ballarat/Sebastopol Cycling Club
Harrison Morley Bendigo & District Cycling Club
Liam Edwards Shepperton Cycling Club
Tim Bennett Bendigo & District Cycling Club
Loius Perriman Ballarat/Sebastopol CC
Curtis Harrison Bendigo & District Cycling Club
Kobi Henderson Bendigo & District Cycling Club
Darren Jones Bendigo & District Cycling Club
Jackson Hadden Bendigo & District Cyling Club
Tali Lane Welsh Wombat MTB Club
Jack Baker Geelong Cycling Club
Harry Nankervis Bendigo & District Cycling Club
Mason Conquer Bendigo & District Cycling Club
Byron Woods Shepperton Cycling Club
Jade Madden Castlemaine Cycling Club
Brodie Sims Seymour Broadford Cycling Club
Stuart Darling Wagga Wagga
Brenton Ryan Ballarat Sebastopol Cycling Club
Baily McDonald Camperdown Cycling Club
Luke Daniel Albury-Wodonga Panthers Cycling
Tasmin Blizzard Mt Macedon
Harry Knight Bendigo & District Cycling Club
Harry Willen Brunswick Cycling Club
Tasman Nankervis Bendigo & District Cycling Club
Zachary Gartside Bendigo & District Cycling Club
Michael Smyth Bendigo Mountian Bike Club
Josh Woods Shepperton Cycling Club
Isaac Fletcher Bendigo Mountian Bike Club
Francis Ennis Castlemaine Cycling Club
Scott Keating Ballarat/Sebastopol Cycling Club
Nicholas Torney Bendigo & District Cycling Club
Courtney Sherwell Cycling Benefits
Justine Burrow Coburg Cycling Club
Alana Forster Vikings Cycling Club ACT
Matlida Field Creswick
Lauren Perry Launceston City CC
Gemma Abery Ballarat Sebastopol Cyclin Club
Adam Jackson Castlemaine Cycling Club
Jasmine Eddy Bendigo & District Cycling Club
Olivia Sens Bendigo & District Cycling Club
Kate Scarlett Melbourne University
Fran Pidgeon Coburg Cycling Club
Delyth Lloyd Coburg Cycling Club
Glenn Christensen Seymour Broadford Cycling Club
Shane Kirby Seymour Broadford Cycling Club
Oscar Jones Bendigo & District Cycling Club
James Hender Seymour Broadford Cycling Club
Michael Thompson Seymour Broadford Cycling Club
Mathew Irons Melbourne University CC
Ty Hall Bendigo & District Cycling Club
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