National Road Series (NRS)

National Road Series (NRS)

The Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic is Australia’s toughest one day cycling race and is an iconic event in the Cycling Australia National Road Series calendar. At 228km with 3382m of climbing, including the formidable 17km climb of the Gibraltar Range, it takes riders through the beautiful Clarence Valley and New England Highlands of northern NSW. It has been long regarded as one of the most prestigious races in the country and past winners and participants boasts many riders who have Olympic Games and Tour de France success.

The Division 1 NRS race is open to NRS Registered Teams, Wildcard Teams (maximum of two chosen by the event organiser), International Teams (maximum of three), Individual Riders with a NSW Grading of A1-3, QLD Grading of Elite A, or the equivalent grading in other states.

Teams for the Division 1 NRS event must consist of a minimum of 4 and maximum of 7 riders. The best 3 cumulative times that are recorded will determine the team’s category prize.

The Division 1 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 Division 1 event are requested to contact the Cycling NSW office via email 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.


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 prior to the close of entries.

Only riders with an IMG NSW State handicap ranking of A1, A2, A3, a Queensland grading of Elite A or the equivalent grading in the other states will be considered for individual entry into the Division 1 event.

Entry Fee

Team Entry (4 – 7 riders)

Early Bird – Each individual’s entry fee ($199) x number of riders (enter before TBC 2021)

Normal – Each individual’s entry fee ($239) x number of riders (closing date TBC 2021)

Individual Entry

Early bird – $199 (enter before TBC 2021)

Normal – $239 (closing date TBC 2021)


Friday TBC 2021 4:00pm – 6:00pm – Memorial Park, Prince Street Grafton.

Pre-Race Riders Briefing Meeting

Friday TBC 2021 – 6.00pm. Crown Hotel, Grafton.

Start Time



1st -8th Overall Places
King of the Mountain Classification
Sprint Classification
Team Classification
Best Young (U21) Rider

NRS Technical Guide

Available closer to the event

Event Handbook

Available closer to the event

Start List

Available closer to the event


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