With the 2019 Bowral Classic not too far away we thought it time to take a closer look at each course! Today we are dissecting the more social yet steep 90km Rouleurs Classic.
So where am I starting?
Rouleurs participants will kick things off on the historic main street of Bowral before heading towards the nearby village of Berrima. You’ll then make a bee line for the picturesque Highland town of Moss Vale.
What will I see?
After passing through leafy Moss Vale you will head into the wild as you edge towards Fitzroy Falls National Park. This is undoubtedly the gem in the crown of the Rouleurs Classic.
You’ll get to experience the unrivalled beauty of this waterfall and the accompanying views before passing through picturesque Robertson and the wonderfully named Kangaloon on the way back to Bowral.
Is there a King/Queen of the Mountain stage?
There is no King/Queen of the Mountain stage this year. Only the Maxi Classic will feature a timed climb in 2019.
What sort of numbers am I going to rack up?
The Rouleurs Classic is 90km long, over which you’ll gain 1231m in elevation.
For those disappointed in the lack of a timed climb never fear as this course has plenty of steep sections. In fact, many previous riders have noted that the last 40km are noticeably harder than the initial 50.
How can I practice?
Both Strava and Map My Ride have specially-created courses so you can hit the road on the weekend and start prepping!