The Elite Sprint Cup Championships 2017

We want to find the fastest female and the fastest male rider in a tough, rough and hard battle. This is to create a stage for you elite riders to promote yourself and give your sponsors exposure. It's the perfect opportunity to create content for your blogs and social media sites and we will be promoting and publicising these Cup-events across Australian media outlets as well.

We would like this to become a highly-respected platform where the best riders in Australia - and potentially international guest racers - can measure themselves against each other and talk it up in the cycling industry.

The races will be staged in combination with existing Rocky Trail events, which gives the elite level riders maximum exposure to a cycling-loving crowd the day before the big Cup-race. Come and set up and ride in teams in a competitive yet fun XC race and most importantly, show yourself and display your sponsors on a powerful promotional platform. The Rocky Trail racers and supporters can then watch the best in the country - you - battle it out in a spectator-friendly MTB XC race the next day.

We plan to develop this into a series in 2018 and to start things off we will run the


Championships 2017

at Stromlo Forest Park on August 27 - the day after the Shimano MTB GP.


Race format and schedule:

7 laps of the 2km circuit for women and 10 laps for men.
The women's race is first and starts at 9am.
The men's race starts 10 minutes after the completion of the women's race.

If a rider gets lapped he/she is out of the race.


Map:

The final track layout may change based on conditions of the trails. The final map will be published on Friday before the race.


Prize money:

  First Second Third Fourth* Fifth**
Female $300 $150 $100 $80 $50
Male $300 $150 $100 $80 $50

* Fourth place prizemoney will be paid out if the field is bigger than 10 riders.
** Fifth place prizemoney will be paid out if the field is bigger than 15 riders.

Bonus $$: Fastest U23 female and male rider will receive $100


Entry fee:

$50 will get you into the race and registration will open soon. The majority of the entry fees will be paid out in prize money.


PR and media:

Rocky Trail Communication will be the official PR agency of the race. Please contact juliane@rockytrailentertainment.com to be added to the media list and forward her details to your sponsors' marketing and PR contacts. You can also email through the email contacts that you want on the media release distribution list. Riders will get access to their photos after the race.

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