Team BikeExchange-Jayco will line-up at the Australian Road Race Championships this Sunday with a small but mighty team, that includes defending champion Cameron Meyer and newly crowned criterium champion Ruby Roseman-Gannon.
Alongside Meyer will be silver medallist from Wednesday’s time trial event Luke Durbridge plus Callum Scotson, while Alexandra Manly takes to the start line with Roseman-Gannon, filled with confidence after an impressive display of teamwork in the criterium event.
Both elite races will take place on the same traditional championship course in Ballarat, a 11.7km circuit which features 205metres elevation taking in Mount Buninyong, with the women tackling nine laps (104km) and the men a lengthy 16 laps (185.6km).
GreenEDGE Cycling has enjoyed a lot of success in the road race championships before, winning the women’s even seven times and the men’s six times plus multiple medals – will this tally go up on Sunday?
Team BikeExchange-Jayco women:
Alexandra Manly (AUS)
Ruby Roseman-Gannon (AUS)
Team BikeExchange-Jayco men:
Luke Durbridge (AUS)
Cameron Meyer (AUS)
Callum Scotson (AUS)
Ruby Roseman-Gannon – Australian Criterium Champion
“I know I’ve got good legs and the form is there so I’m excited to see what we can do in the road race on Sunday. It’s definitely going to be a challenge with a lot of contenders, but Alex Manly is one of the smartest and strongest riders I know. We both have a lot of commitment and trust in each other, so it’s going to be a good race.”
Cameron Meyer – Defending Champion
“It was a very tough 2021 for me and I am just happy to back with the team at a race to start the new season. Unfortunately, I had hand surgery in November, so my preparations for the nationals have not been ideal. There is normally always pressure as a defending champion, but this Sunday I don’t have any expectations and will just see how the race pans out. We have a very small team this year, but we are looking forward to the challenge with some different cards to play.”
Australian Road Race Championship Details:
Sunday, 16th January 2022: Ballarat – Women 104km at 8.50am AEST
Sunday, 16th January 2022: Ballarat – Men 185.6km at 12.30pm AEST