Team geared up for toughest race of the year this weekend

Sally Prowd | Thursday, May 09, 2019

Pro Racing Sunshine Coast geared up for toughest race of the year this weekend

The Pro Racing Sunshine Coast team will head to northern NSW this weekend for the toughest one-day race on the Australian calendar, the Grafton to Inverell Classic on Saturday 11th May.

The 228 kilometre National Road Series race is renowned as the toughest in Australia, and this year includes a brutal 3382 metres of climbing.

PRSC will take a strong line up of riders to the Classic, with Buderim local Jonathan Noble leading the team.

The USC Commerce student has been a stand out rider locally this season, and has raced with the team in China, Japan and Malaysia so far this past year.

His strong recent form, including a 10th place in the Tour de Langkawi last month, makes him a huge threat for line honours ahead of Saturday’s race.

PRSC Sports Director, Stuart Shaw, said the young local rider was in the best form of his career in recent weeks.

“We’ve selected a young squad for this weekend, 6 of them are students at USC, and I’m excited to see what they can achieve in the Grafton,” Shaw said.

“The whole squad are in really good shape, and really it’s an opportunity to show how far they have come.”

Supporting Noble will be Michael Potter, Ashley Mackay, Zack Gilmore, Amarni Drake, Taj Jones and Matt Rice.

The Classic will be live streamed for local fans of the team to watch via the National Road Series Facebook page from 4 – 5pm on Saturday 11th May.

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