Tolland cyclist Daniel Addison is among 115 riders keying up for most gruelling road race on the local circuit.
The Wagga to Albury 135km John Woodman memorial race takes place on Sunday.
“It’s very exciting, I’ve been waiting for this one all year,” Addison said.
“I just loved it last year, it’s a fair bit further than a lot of the local handicaps, you feel like you get somewhere; crossing the line at the end is a real achievement.”
With the Tour of the Murray called off, the race has attracted top riders from NSW and Victoria.
"It’s probably the best field I’ve seen,” organiser Barry O’Hagan said.
There will be four groups, with last year’s fastest finisher Benjamin Harvey and national series riders Sam Crome, Sam Hill and Ben Hill shortlisted for scratch.
True to the race’s tradition, Wagga mayor Rod Kendall will wave out cyclists from the Tolland Hotel at 10am, and Albury mayor Kevin Mack will welcome them in.
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