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May062013

The World Famous Dirtberg

The World Famous Dirtberg is on this weekend out at Bethanga. The course makes its way down to the weir, follows Lake Road and then heads up into the next valley across. From here the route turns off onto the gravel Sirls Rd and the race finishes at the very top of the range.

Afraid of riding on gravel? Don’t be. The course has been given a thumbs up by all those who have raced the course. In fact one rider even suggested that the dirt section was smoother then the ride out from Albury to the Weir. The dirt section for the Dirtberg race measures exactly 8.58kms with 291 metres of ascent. The final 500 metre pinch is the worst with a max incline of 14.1 %. Our tip is to reset your speedo as you hit the dirt and if you are in the mix at 8kms bury yourself.....

If you fancy yourself on Saturday there are 2 schools of thought:

a) Breakaway early and get onto the dirt first. As the road weaves a lot a lone breakaway could easily get out of sight and out of mind.

b) If you have Philippe Gilbert like acceleration and enjoy a bunch kick it will be all or nothing in the final 500 metres - only the strong will win from here.

 

Details:

Course Map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1131236

Date: Saturday 4 May 2013

Distance: Handicap 21.6 km

Race starts in Bethanga. Sign on in front of the Bethanga Pub. Public toilets can be found in the pub and behind the Bethanga Town Hall.

Sign on from 2:00pm unless noted otherwise. Races begin shortly after sign on has closed. Five dollars entry, coins, $5 and $10 notes only please.

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