EWS returns to Tassie in 2019

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Tasmania is set to host the second round of the Enduro World Championships next year, as the series makes it way back to the southern hemisphere.

Derby will once again host the world's best enduro riders, who voted the Detonate trail at Blue Derby as the best of the 2017 season.

“We are so excited to be able to bring Shimano Enduro Tasmania back to Derby," said EMS Australia race director, Ian Harwood. "2017 was such a roller coaster, we cannot wait to make 2019 the whole theme park.”

Set to follow the season opener in Rotorua, NZ, the event kicks off on March 30 next year.

The series bypasses the southern hemisphere in 2018, despite Aussie Sam Hill holding the #1 plate. Last year's race was won by   French duo Adrien Dailly (men) and Isabeau Courdurier (women). The best placed Aussie bloke was Sam Hill (below in last year's final race) in third, while Rowena Fry finished tenth in the women's division.

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Bicycling Australia

Simon Yates and Mitchelton Scott hold their lead on the Giro d’Italia after the critical final time trial of the iconic Italian race.

Mitchelton Scott rider Simon Yates has taken an another substantial step towards ultimate Giro d’Italia victory, the 25yo Brit enjoying his 3rd stage win of the 2018 edition of the race.

Five time Grand Tour winner Chris Froome has won the Queen Stage of the 2018 Giro d’Italia, the Team Sky rider conquering Mount Zoncolan and returning to the overall top 5 of the race.