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Stage 7, Terrigal Criterium, 30 km

Tuesday, November 7, 2000, 18:12 - 18:54

The Terrigal Criterium, staged in the heart of the CBD of Terrigal and supported by Gosford City Council, is one of the most picturesque locations in Australia and has been regarded as the most exciting location for the Cycle Classic.

The race attracts a large crowd of in excess of 6,000 spectators who cheer the cyclists for the duration of the race and support the event with some worthy sprint primes. The cyclists respond with a fast and exciting race and the finish straight and wide open corners makes the criterium circuit an ideal spectacle.

The crowd also attends the various restaurants located along the race route and gain wonderful vantage spots to enjoy the non stop action.

The crowd has certainly been privy to some great action over the years - who will forget Max Van Heeswyk's great win with the wonderful team work by Motorola in 1995 while the Giant Australian team did likewise for Jay Sweet in 1997.

Graeme Brown in 1998 defied the odds to flash past Koerts and Sweet in the final 50 metres to win by a clear length while Franky Van Haesebroucke was far too good in last year's race.

With a twilight race, an hour later in 2000 and with the trishaw grand prix staged just prior to the race start, it is expected that our biggest crowd ever will witness the action at Terrigal.

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