Cycling Australia is excited to announce the full teams for the 2018 UCI World Road Championships to be held in Innsbruck, Austria from 23 September.
The 2018 squad selections in all categories were based on a clearly defined strategy, with riders selected for specific roles to help place an Australian rider on the podium.
Australian Technical Director Brad McGee: “We know the course is going to be super tough and feel confident we have the right mix of talent and purpose for this event.
“We started this process thinking about how to win these races. Then we worked back from that endpointand considered which riders had the capabilities to deliver on that strategy.
“At the Commonwealth Games we worked in a very similar manner and produced gold medals in both road events. We’re taking the same approach to these World Championships and hope to produce a similar result.”
For Australian Cycling Team Performance Director Simon Jones, the key to success at Innsbruck in 2018 will be executing on the defined strategy.
“From the moment the course was released, we have been thinking about how to best perform this year. The team has developed the best possible strategy and the selections were made to support the key objective of maximizing the chances of winning. From a selection process perspective, we have moved to an earlier selection timeframe to give all athletes time to prepare and think about their roles and where applicable do specific work.”
The 2018 UCI World Road Championships will be held in Innsbruck, Austria from 23-30 September 2018.
MEN’S ROAD RACE
MEN’S TIME TRIAL
U23 MEN'S ROAD RACE
WOMEN’S ROAD RACE
The junior squads were announced May 2018. View the team here.