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14th March 2017

Sunshine Coast, Qld (17 February, 2017) IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holding Company, in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland and Sunshine Coast Regional Council, are excited to announce that entries are now open for the Velothon Sunshine Coast.

A mass participation cycling event in and around the stunning Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Velothon Sunshine Coast will be held from 13 to 16 July 2017.


The Event will offer a three day and one day road cycling event and include:

• Three-day Velo ride from Friday to Sunday with each day being between 90km and 155km.


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• One-day Velo ride on the Sunday with two distance options from 95km and 155km

• Participants can also enter as a team of four, in the three day ride, with the three best times combining for their stage finish time.


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• Velo Clubhouse event hub on the Mooloolaba waterfront providing highlights of the Tour.

• Cycling sports expo


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Anyone who enters the three-day or one-day Velo before the 31 March will go in the draw to WIN a Cervelo S5 worth more than $6,000.


For more information visit: www.velothonsunshinecoast.com


The 2017 Velothon Sunshine Coast is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland as part of a growing calendar of sporting, cultural and regional events across the State.


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A Wanda Sports Holdings company, IRONMAN operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, Iron Girl®, IRONKIDS®, six of nine International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series races, road cycling events including the UCI Velothon Majors Series, mountain bike races, premier marathons and other multisport races. IRONMAN’s events, together with all other Wanda Sports Holdings events, provide more than 680,000 participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. The iconic IRONMAN® Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the IRONMAN® brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most challenging endurance races. Beginning as a single race, IRONMAN has grown to become a global sensation with more than 260 events across 44 countries. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.


About Wanda Sports Holding
Wanda Sports Holding is the world’s leading sports business entity, founded to capture the opportunities in the global sports industry and to contribute to the prosperous international sports landscape – in three key areas: 1) Spectator Sports (media & marketing business), 2) Participation Sports (active lifestyle business), 3) Services (digital, production and service business). Wanda Sports Holding incorporates the international sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media, the iconic endurance brand IRONMAN, and Wanda Sports China. The headquarters are in Guangzhou, China.


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