- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 11 August 2010
Cycling Australia have announced the Mens Elite and U23 team nominations for the UCI World Road Championships in Melbourne in October. Fifteen riders for the Mens Elite are nominated and will fight for the (expected) nine available positions in the Australian team.
A pleasant surprise is that one of the newest Australian riders, Heinrich Haussler who gave up his German citizenship this year, is nominated. Due to injury he missed the Tour de France so the UCI World Championships would be his race highlight in 2010 – provided hhe can continue his recovery as planned.
Reigning World Chap, Cadel Evans is also in the line up though many feel that the course will be better suited to other riders. Evans, Giro d’Italia star Richie Porte and Michael Rogers are nominated for the two Time Trial event positions.
Australian Team Nominations – Long Team – Elite Men
Baden COOKE (Benalla, VIC / Saxo Bank)
Allan DAVIS (Bundaberg, QLD / Astana)
Cadel EVANS (Barwon Heads, VIC / Team BMC) TT
Simon GERRANS (Jamieson, VIC / Team Sky)
Matthew GOSS (Cressy, TAS / HTC-Columbia)
Adam HANSEN (Edmonton, QLD / HTC-Columbia)
Heinrich HAUSSLER (Inverell, NSW / Cervelo Test Team)
Mathew HAYMAN (Araluen, NSW / Team Sky)
Robbie McEWEN (Mermaid Beach, QLD / Team Katusha)
Stuart O’GRADY OAM (Unley Park, SA / Saxo Bank)
Richie PORTE (Hadspen, TAS / Saxo Bank) TT
Mark RENSHAW (Bathurst, NSW / HTC-Columbia)
Michael ROGERS (Garren, ACT / HTC-Columbia) TT
Wesley SULZBERGER (Flowery Gully, / Francaise des Jeux)
Chris SUTTON (Sylvania, NSW / Team Sky)
Australian Team Nominations – Cyclones U23 Men
Nick AITKEN (Wonthaggi, VIC / Team Jayco-Skins) RR
Rohan DENNIS (Vale Park, SA / Team Jayco-Skins) TT only
Luke DURBRIDGE (Bassendean, WA / Team Jayco-Skins) RR & TT
Joseph LEWIS (Gloucester, NSW / Drapac-Porsche) RR
Michael MATTHEWS (Farrer, ACT / Team Jayco-Skins) RR & TT
Timothy ROE (Hallett Cove, SA / Trek-Livestrong) RR
Malcolm RUDOLPH (Oakhurst, QLD / Team Jayco-Skins) RR
Details for the Elite Australian womens team are not yet available.