Australia adds new event to schedule

Terra Australis slated for March '09

Another mountain bike stage race has stepped up onto the international calendar. The inaugural Terra Australis - Great Southern Land Mountain Bike Epic will be staged from 29 March to 4 April 2009 in Australia.

The 600km event will start in the Alpine Resort of Falls Creek and finish seven days later on the banks of the OvensRiver in Wangaratta.

It’ll travel through the Alpine Villages of Dinner Plain, Bright and Beechworth and will be set against the majestic backdrop of Victoria's High Country.

"The event will set the benchmark in the Asia–Pacific region for endurance mountain bike events," predicted Iain Moore, Finish Line Events Director.

"The event's timing is ideal as we work with our event partners to capitalise on the rise in popularity of recreational and endurance based Mountain Bike events."

"Our ultimate goal is to establish Terra Australis as an international event showcasing the region and its attributes to mountain bikers from around the globe," said Moore.

The event is scheduled just soon after another brand new Australian stage race, the BMC Mountains To Beach from 1-7 March next year.

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