In search of snow: a Donna Buang winter ride

July 2, 2014
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There’s something strangely appealing about the idea of riding up a mountain in winter, with the promise of catching some snow at the top. It’s something I’ve tried to do in recent years, but with limited success. Last Sunday was different.

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Tour of Australia 2014: stage 21

June 29, 2014
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And so the 2014 Tour of Australia comes to a close. It’s been 21 days of at-times-brutal racing, with some amazing scenery, great roads, and challenging climbs. We hope you’ve enjoyed the journey, which ends with a largely ceremonial stage from Port Arthur to Hobart.

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Tour of Australia 2014: stage 20

June 28, 2014
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On stage 20 of the 2014 Tour of Australia, the riders cut down the centre of Tasmania from Longford to Hobart and then up the state’s most famous climb, Mt. Wellington. With only one flatter stage remaining after this one, the final climb up Mt. Wellington will decide the overall honours in this year’s race.

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Tour of Australia 2014: stage 19

June 27, 2014
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Stage 19 of the 2014 Tour of Australia might be a little shorter than previous stages but that doesn’t make it any less difficult. There are three challenging climbs on the stage, including the very tough (and unsealed) Ben Lomond climb to finish with.

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Tour of Australia 2014: stage 18

June 26, 2014
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On stage 18 of the 2014 Tour of Australia the riders take on their second day in Tasmania. There are six short climbs for the riders to contend with but a flat finish into Bicheno should suit the sprinters.

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Tour of Australia 2014: stage 17

June 25, 2014
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After a Beach Road ITT and the third and final rest day, the 2014 Tour of Australia resumes in Devonport, Tasmania. What follows is a 220km stage to Launceston with four categorised climbs and some truly amazing scenery.

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Tour of Australia 2014: stage 16

June 23, 2014
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The only individual time trial of the 2014 Tour of Australia falls on stage 16 when the riders take to Melbourne’s most famous cycling location, Beach Road.

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Tour of Australia 2014: stage 15

June 22, 2014
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On stage 15 the riders in the 2014 Tour of Australia face their third summit finish in a row. This final climb — to Arthurs Seat — is considerably shorter than the previous two, and the stage could go any number of ways.

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Tour of Australia 2014: stage 14

June 21, 2014
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Stage 14 of the 2014 Tour of Australia showcases some of Victoria’s most amazing cycling roads including Eildon-Jamieson Road and the Reefton Spur. It also finishes with the challenging climb up Mt. Donna Buang.

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Tour of Australia 2014: stage 13

June 20, 2014
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Stage 13 of the 2014 Tour of Australia takes the riders from Wangaratta to Mt. Buller with two big climbs along the way: the ascent from Whitfield to Whitlands and the stage-ending climb to the Mt. Buller Alpine Resort.

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Tour of Australia 2014: stage 12

June 19, 2014
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The day after the second rest day, the Tour of Australia resumes with a mainly flat stage that is tailor-made for the sprinters, despite a challenging climb early in proceedings.

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Tour of Australia 2014: stage 11

June 17, 2014
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On the final stage before the second rest day, the riders in the 2014 Tour of Australia head back into the mountains for another challenging climb-fest.

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Tour of Australia 2014: stage 10

June 16, 2014
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Compared with the brutality of the previous day’s stage, stage 10 of the 2014 Tour of Australia is a walk in the park; a day with a couple of short climbs but one for the sprinters.

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