Cycling Australia confirms Team for 2011 UCI Worlds

The Australian riders announced as part of the Cyclones to represent the country at the 2011 UCI World Road Championships this month in Copenhagen have been confirmed. The racing takes place between 19 and 25 September with the Danish capital hosting this years events.

Cycling Australia National Performance Director, Kevin Tabotta, says selectors have taken a lot of factors into consideration to decide the final line up from the long teams named last month.

“I believe we’ve put together teams best suited for the course taking into account recent form and results,” said Tabotta. “We’ve considered the possible scenarios that might arise during the race and selected the riders to suit.”

Australia has topped the medal table at the past two road world championships.

“We go into the event with the goal of winning medals,” said Tabotta. “Our women are certainly capable of a place on the podium and our men’s team is one of the strongest we’ve ever named. We will be competitive.

“It was certainly one of the hardest teams to pick because the depth and quality in the men’s elite ranks is very healthy right now,”
said Tabotta. “The team has proven finishers and strong experienced team players who can guide our team of nine riders towards a result. We also have quality options for a large group finish.”

Elite Men

Jack BOBRIDGE (Evaston Park SA, 13.07.1989 / Garmin Cervelo) TT
Simon CLARKE (Selby, VIC  18.07.1986 / Astana) RR
Baden COOKE (Benalla, VIC 10.12.1978 / Saxo Bank) RR
Simon GERRANS (Jamieson, VIC 16.05.1980 / Team Sky) RR
Matthew GOSS (Cressy, TAS 05.11.1986 / HTC Highroad) RR
Heinrich HAUSSLER (Inverell, NSW 25.02.1984 / Garmin Cervelo) RR
Mathew HAYMAN (Araluen, NSW 20.04.1978 / Team Sky) RR
Stuart O’GRADY OAM (Unley Park, SA 06.08.1973 / Leopard Trek) RR
Richie PORTE (Hadspen, TAS 30.01.1985 / Saxo Bank) TT
Michael ROGERS (Garren, ACT 20.12.1979 / Team Sky) RR
Chris SUTTON (Sylvania, NSW 10.09.1984 / Team Sky) RR

reserves
Adam HANSEN (Edmonton, QLD 11.05.1981 / Omega Pharma Lotto) RR
Mark RENSHAW (Bathurst, NSW 22.10.1982 / HTC Highroad) RR

Elite Women

Shara GILLOW – (Belli Park, QLD 23.12.1987 / Team Jayco AIS) (Oceania RR & TT Champion) RR & TT
Rochelle GILMORE (Stanwell Tops, NSW 14.12.1981 / Lotto Honda)  RR
Taryn HEATHER (Mildura, VIC 31.08.1982) TT
Chloe HOSKING (Campbell, ACT 01.10.1990 / HTC Columbia) RR
Jessie MACLEAN (Campbell, ACT 17.10.1985 / Verducci Breakaway) RR
Carla RYAN (Teneriffe, QLD 21.09.1985 / Garmin Cervelo) RR
Amanda SPRATT (Springwood, NSW 17.09.1987 / Team Jayco AIS) RR
Vicki WHITELAW (Dunlop, ACT 02.01.1977 / Lotto Honda) RR

Reserve
Belinda GOSS (Devenport, TAS 06.01.1984) RR


Juniors

This year junior U19 events rejoin elite and U23 events at the World Championships. The junior team was selected in June.

Jessica ALLEN (Doubleview WA, 17.04.1993)
Jessica MUNDY (Ashton SA, 25.09.1994)
Allison RICE (Ainslie ACT, 24.03.1994)
Alexander EDMONDSON (Stirling, SA 22.12.1993)
David EDWARDS (Cleveland QLD, 21.04.1993)
Jackson LAW (Balgownie, NSW 02.02.1993)
Bradley LINFIELD (Dalyellup WA, 29.06.1994)
Nicholas SCHULTZ (Arana Hills QLD, 13.09.1994)
Calvin WATSON (Frankston VIC, 06.01.1993)



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