The Australian Cycling Teams takes one step closer to Tokyo 2020 with an experienced team headed off to the 2018 Para-cycling Road World Cup in Ostend Belgium 4 - 6 May.
The team includes defending 2017 dual world champion; Carol Cooke who headlines a star studded the group who are set to take on the world's best. The Australia Cycling Team is also excited to welcome two debutantes also, Kaitlyn Schurnmann VIC) and Stuart Jones (NSW).
Young new comer from Victoria, Kaitlyn Schurnmann is looking forward to her first world cup event.
"Representing Australia is a great honour. I honestly feel very lucky and it still feels a bit unreal... as it's my first World Cup my aim is to gain experience travelling to race and competing on an international level." Said Schurnmann.
After a stand out 2017 season that saw South Australia’s Meg Lemon finish the year with two world cup golds in the time trial, two national titles and a world championship bronze in Pietermaritzburg, she hoping to add to her collection.
“There is nothing better than putting on the green and gold jersey on race day and representing your country. All your hard work, blood, sweat and tears are justified for that very reason and I think it helps you push that extra bit you didn’t know you were capable of, when it matters most. Said Lemon.
She added “Watching the Commonwealth Games has made me really hungry to race for Australia again and hopefully, do what it takes to bring home a medal or two.”
This event is important for the Australia Cycling Team as results count towards 2020 Tokyo Paralympic qualification slots, and it is the last opportunity for athletes to push towards selection for the 2018 Road World Championships, Maniago Italy 2 - 5 August.
2018 Para-cycling Road World Cup Team, Ostend
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