Two of Australia’s fastest sprinters in Caleb Ewan and Chloe Hosking will race in Australian colours at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race this weekend as part of the Australian National Team led by AusCycling.
Ewan is once again joined by Lotto Dstny teammate Jarrad Drizners in the men’s squad and Tour Down Under teammates Zac Marriage and Liam Walsh from Team BridgeLane.
2022 AusCycling National Road Series winner Kane Richards has been rewarded with an opportunity in the green and gold after another strong showing at the 2023 Federation University Road National Championships earlier this month.
Richards’ fellow ARA Skip Capital Queenslander Declan Trezise will join him on the start line in Geelong, as will another young Team BridgeLane talent from Queensland, Elliot Schultz.
Schultz raced the most recent edition of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race in 2020 as part of the Australian team, where he impressed as part of the early breakaway.
The women’s squad will be led by veteran professional Rachel Neylan (Team Cofidis), who was Australia’s top finisher at the Tour Down Under in ninth overall, and 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Chloe Hosking.
Haylee Fuller and Alli Anderson join Neylan from the Tour Down Under squad.
Roxsolt Liv SRAM’s long-time domestic climbing ace Justine Barrow receives an opportunity to race in the green and gold on physical roads after doing so virtually at the UCI Cycling Esports World Championships since its inception in 2020.
Matilda Raynolds completes the women’s squad.
Returning for the first time since 2020, the spectacular backdrop of Victoria’s Surf Coast will be front-and-centre for the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, which features the UCI WorldTour Deakin University Elite Women’s Road Race on Saturday, January 28, and the UCI WorldTour Elite Men’s Road Race on Sunday, January 29.
Tune into the women’s and men’s elite races free-to-air broadcast on Seven and 7plus.