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Girraween track has world class cyclists in a real spin

MOVING FORWARD: Councillor Russell Green with (from left) Ben Johnston, Jeremy Hunt and Ben Kersten at the new Girraween Sports Complex.
MOVING FORWARD: Councillor Russell Green with (from left) Ben Johnston, Jeremy Hunt and Ben Kersten at the new Girraween Sports Complex. Geoff Potter

NOOSA's new off-road cycling magnet - the track at the $7 million Girraween Sports Complex - has some of the world's best bike riders in a spin.

And Sunshine Coast Council Division 11 councillor Russell Green says one of the best cyclists going around, Jeremy Hunt, says there is nothing to beat it anywhere - in Australia or around the globe.

"Jeremy rides with Team Sky and did the Tour of Spain this year and has done five or six Tours de France ... and he said there's nothing like this anywhere in the world. He said it is amazing," Cr Green said.

Cr Green - a keen cyclist - said over the past five to six weeks since the cycling track has been finished, it has been used by many local cyclists for their morning rides rather than the roads.

Noosa Waters resident Gary Trevithick and two cycle pals have been among them, and they are in awe of what the track has to offer locals and visiting champions alike.

"We've been doing a few laps - this hill climb is about nine degrees and these riders are excellent but you can see how it's sorted them out, and one of the guys won the King of the Mountain in Spain this year," he said.

Ben Johnson, who finished third in the christening criterium cycle race, said this track was indeed world-class and offered challenges with the climb and the wind.

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