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Stage 3

112.4km Road Race 'Strade Nero' Circuit

Start / Finish: Sam Miranda King Valley 1019 Snow Road Oxley

Sprints: 2


Under 23: Awarded to leading Under 23 rider on GC

Most Aggressive: Awarded by Race Panel

Course: Starting at Sam Miranda King Valley riders will roll out onto the Snow Road heading towards Glenrowan before turning left onto the Wangaratta Kilferra Rd the flatish first 30km of the race will likely see attacks trying to force a break before the first SPRINT at Greta (20km) before continuing onto some undulating roads around Greta South. the first sector of gravel pave is a 1.7km long which will take you onto the Benalla - Whitfield Rd will be a good place to launch an attack. QOM/KOM #1 at the Myrrhee School. A short descent into Myrrhee and past Sam Miranda's vineyards riders turn right before making their way into QOM #2 'Strade Nero' a 5.9km dirt climb. The surface is in excellent condition. After passing the QOM/KOM point riders will turn left onto the Mansfield Whitfield road for a 7km descent into Whitfield. A right turn in the town centre onto the King Valley Rd before heading to Cheshunt. Turning Left at the cross road riders will then travel over the thrid sector Edi Cheshunt Rd a 4.5km sector of pave. A 2km break before the riders will then hit Sector #4 on Edi-Cheshunt Rd before a short sharp climb up to Edi Upper. Sector #5 of 1.3km comes after the Edi Upper School before rejoining the tarmac on the Wangaratta Whitfield Rd near the Edi Cutting. Moyhu is the site of the second SPRINT which returns to the Moyhu Hotel and then the traditional 15km final stretch to finish at Sam Miranda King Valley.