Women’s – des Femmes

Women’s – des Femmes

The Grafton to Inverell ‘des Femmes’ is a feature race for women as part of the Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic program. The event provides a unique opportunity for women to take on Australia’s toughest one day classic of 228km under the same conditions as men. The inaugural des Femmes race was conducted in 2017 and has grown to be a popular and prestigious cycling event for women. In 2020, for the first time, the Grafton to Inverell des Femmes will be a National Road Series (NRS) event for women conducted as a separate division. Those women not wishing to race the NRS event can take part in the division 3 race which will be open to both men and women.

des Femmes NRS

The women’s NRS race is open to NRS Registered Teams, Wildcard Teams (maximum of two chosen by the event organiser), International Teams (maximum of three) and Individual Riders.

Teams for the women’s NRS event must consist of a minimum of 3 and maximum of 5 riders. The best 3 cumulative times that are recorded will determine the team’s category prize.

The women’s NRS event is a teams event and is open in order of priority to:

  • NRS Registered Teams
  • International Teams (maximum of 3 teams)
  • 2 Wild Card Teams (to be chosen by the event organiser)
  • Individual Entries – must wear their club or registered kit (the event organiser then may choose to group these riders into composite teams)

Non-registered NRS teams wishing to enter the women’s event are requested to contact the Cycling NSW office via email nsw.entries@cycling.org.au prior to registering their entry

Riders nominated for NRS teams must be registered with the team or approved by Cycling Australia as a guest rider or emergency rider prior to the close of entries.

Note:

All teams must enter through the online entry system by selecting the ‘Enter Now’ button below.

Any changes to the team can be managed through the online entry system. If you have any queries please contact the CNSW office nsw.entries@cycling.org.au prior to the close of entries.

Entry Fee

Team Entry (3 – 5 riders)

Early Bird – Each individual’s entry fee ($199) x number of riders (closing date TBA)

Normal – Each individual’s entry fee ($239) x number of riders (closing date TBA)

Individual Entry

Early bird – $199 (enter before TBA)

Normal – $239 (closing date TBA)

Registration

TBA 2020 4:00pm – 6:00pm – Memorial Park, Prince Street Grafton.

Pre-Race Riders Briefing Meeting

TBA 2020 – 6.00pm. Crown Hotel, Grafton.

Start Time

7.35am

Prizes

1st -5th Overall Places
Queen of the Mountain Classification
Sprint Classification
Team Classification
Best Young (U23) Rider

NRS Technical Guide

Available closer to the event

Event Handbook

Available closer to the event

Start List

Available closer to the event

 

des Femmes – Division 3

Female riders not wishing to ride in the women’s NRS event can participate in the Division 3 race where the riders are accompanied by police, event support, team and media vehicles throughout the event. There will be a prize for the first female finisher within Division 3 and female riders will be eligible for all Division 3 prizes.

The race experience will include:

  • Fully supported racing conditions including closed roads and support vehicles
  • Electronic timing
  • Two neutral ‘Water Refreshment Stations’ an two supported ‘Feed Stations’ on course
  • Mobile neutral feeding from the Gibraltar Range to the Mount Mitchell Feed Station
  • Free competitor shirt
  • Finisher’s medallion
  • Complimentary ticket to the event presentation dinner

Don’t miss the chance to share the experience with Australia’s leading riders!

Enter as an individual or a four person team in Division 3.

Entry Fee

Individual Entry
Early bird – $199 (enter before TBA)
Normal – $239 (closing date TBA)

Team Entry (4 riders)
Early bird – $760 (enter before TBA)
Normal – $910 (closing date TBA)

Note:

Due to permit restrictions, the race has a cut-off time of 5.10pm for all competitors that correlates to an average minimum speed of 24km/h. A Sag Wagon will travel behind the race at all times and has been instructed to reach key points on the course at set times. ’Pace Riders’ will be out on the course to assist riders in completing the event before the 9hrs 30 mins cut-off time

Teams in Division 3 will consist of four riders and can include both male and female members. The team time will be determined from the aggregate time of the first three team members to finish.

Registration

TBA 2020 4:00pm – 6:00pm – Memorial Park, Prince Street Grafton.

Pre-Race Riders Briefing Meeting

TBA 2020 – 6.30pm. Crown Hotel, Grafton.

Start Time

7.45am

Prizes

As per Division 3

1st Female Finisher

Event Handbook

Available closer to the event

Start List

Available closer to the event

Enter Now