Startlist: 46th Totnes Vire Two Day

Steve Lampier, George Pym, Ed Laverack and Marcin Bialoblocki head the line up for the 46th edition of Mid Devon’s Totnes Vire stage race on April 6/7

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Startlist: 46th Totnes Vire Two Day

The 2019 promotion is the 46th edition of this stage race promoted by the Mid Devon CC. The race origins go back to 1973 when the Mid-Devon Road Club first promoted a two-day event to mark the twinning of Totnes and Vire in Normandy.

This year’s edition features a prologue time trial on the iconic climb of Haytor (as will be used in this years CTT National Hill Climb) and a Criterium stage at the Torbay Velopark a purpose built cycle facility.

On Sunday the racing moves to South Brent and 7 laps of a 16 km circuit – this was used, in previous editions and the Road Race returns to its traditional roots in the South Hams.

Saturday 6th April
STAGE ONE: This is an individual time trial over 3.25 miles / 5.23 kms with riders starting at 1 minute intervals. The course record was broken twice last year. Once in this event by Paul Double from Zappi and in the CTT Hill Climb by Ed Laverack who rides this weekend. The course is the same one that will be used for this years National CTT Hill Climb.Start in Chapple Road, turn left at Edgemoor Hotel and proceed on B3387 to the top of Haytor, the finish is just past the exit to the Car Park at the top of the hill. Road Bikes only.

The race is on the Torbay Velopark. It will be 1 hour plus 5 laps

Leave the race HQ. Proceed as per the Highway Code start on B3372 as identified on the day. When called, come to the race start line. Continue through South Brent, taking great care on the descent into and through the village, pass under the A38 and turn left on Plymouth Rd – direction Avonwick/Totnes. Proceed with care through Avonwick over narrow bridge and climb up on Plymouth Road – towards Totnes. Turn left at Fork Cross towards Tigley, take great care through the narrow lane and passing underneath the Railway Bridge and join the A385 towards South Brent at Venton Corner. Watch out as you cross over the railway line again and climb up to and pass through Marley Head taking care at the Roundabouts and rejoin the B3372. Take care on the descent into South Brent. The Road between Avonwick and Totnes is in poor condition in some sections – the organisers have repaired the major pot holes but the road has broken up especially going up Avonwick hill.Repeat for a total of 7 circuits of a 16 km circuit

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