The Australian Cycling Team finished the 2018 Ostend World Cup in style taking their overall tally to 12 medals.
The star-studded team worked hard in fresh Belgian conditions to put on a show for fans. Darren Hicks opened the account with an outstanding performance netting golds in the road race and time trial. Reigning world champion, Carol Cooke blew away the time trial field to win gold and in an exhilarating finish was edged out for second by the USA’s Jill Walsh.
Darren Hicks achieved back to back gold medals in the road race and time trial while teammates, Stuart Tripp, Meg Lemon and Kyle Bridgwood also left Ostend with gold medals.
Over the four days of racing in Belgium, the Australian Cycling Team netted a total of five gold medals and three silver medals, four bronze Medals and six top 10 finishes.
Newcomers to the Aussie Cycling Team, Stu Jones & Kaitlyn Schurmann both worked hard for their silver medals in the road race.
Stuart Tripp and Darren Hicks were also both awarded the World Cup leader’s jersey.
The team will now head home and into training for the 2018 Para-cycling World Championships as the athletes push towards selection for the 2018 Road World Championships, Maniago Italy 2 - 5 August.
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