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The National Road Series is a series of 14 races throughout all Australian states, featuring the country’s top individual and team cyclists.
Established by Cycling Australia, the National Road Series showcases Australia’s most promising domestic cycling talent and has been previously won by the likes of Will Clarke and Nathan Haas, both of whom have gone onto forge professional cycling careers. There are ten tour events and four one-day races on the NRS, with points being awarded for those finishing in the top ten in tour stages, and top six in one-day events.
In 2013 the National Road Series will be made up of 33 teams including top-tier teams such as Drapac, Budget Forklifts and Huon Salmon-Genesys as well as lesser-known outfits such as Target-Trek, search2retain and Charter Mason.
The 2013 National Road Series will be broadcast on SBS via a 30-minute highlight packages that will air on Sundays and be repeated the following day. The full details for the National Road Series broadcast schedule is as follows:
|Event Date||Location||Broadcast Date||Broadcast Time||TV|
|11-14 April 2013||Tour de Perth||5 May 2013||4.00pm AEST||SBS|
|2-5 May 2013||Battle on the Border||19 May 2013||4.00pm AEST||SBS|
|9-12 May 2013||Tour of Toowoomba||19 May 2013||4.00pm AEST||SBS|
|24-26 May 2013||Adelaide Tour||2 June 2013||4.00pm AEST||SBS|
|19-22 June 2013||North Western Tour||30 June 2013||4.00pm AEST||SBS|
|31 Jul-4 Aug 2013||Tour of Gippsland||1 September 2013||4.00pm AEST||SBS|
|14-18 August 2013||Tour of the Great South Coast||1 September 2013||4.00pm AEST||SBS|
|3-8 September 2013||Tour of the Murray River||29 September 2013||4.00pm AEST||SBS|
|15 September 2013||Goulburn to Sydney||29 September 2013||4.00pm AEST||SBS|
|20-22 September 2013||National Capital Tour||29 September 2013||4.00pm AEST||SBS|
|29 Sept-6 October 2013||Tour of Tasmania||13 October 2013||4.00pm AEST||SBS|
|12 October 2013||Melbourne to Warrnambool||20 October 2013||4.00pm AEST||SBS|
|13 October 2013||Shipwreck Coast||20 October 2013||4.00pm AEST||SBS|
|26 October 2013||Grafton to Inverell||4 November 2013||4.00pm AEST||SBS|