Cycling Australia is pleased to announce selections to the Australian Cycling Team for the 2018 UCI Para Road World Championships which will be held in Italy from 2-5 August 2018.
2018 Australian Cycling Team – UCI Para Road World Championships
Kyle Bridgwood (QLD) C4
Meg Lemon (SA) C4
Hannah Macdougall (VIC) C4
David Nicholas (QLD) C3
Darren Hicks (SA) C2
Kaitlyn Schurmann (VIC) C1
Stuart Jones (NSW) T2
Carol Cooke (VIC) T2
Grant Allan (SA) H4
Alistair Donohoe (VIC) C5
Kieran Murphy & Lachlan Glasspool – Pilot (SA) BM Tandem
Grant Nickel (NSW) H1
Emilie Miller (NSW) H1
Stuart Tripp (VIC) H5
Name (State), Classification BM: Vision impaired; H: Handcycle, T: Tricycle
Headlining the World Championship team selections is seven-time and dual reigning world champion Carol Cooke who claimed World Cup gold and silver at the first round of the 2018 UCI Para Road World Cup in Belgium in May.
It was a successful start to the 2018 season, and the qualification process towards the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, for the Australian Cycling Team as it netted twelve medals, including six gold at May’s World Cup.
Dual 2017 World Championship silver medallist Darren Hicks powered to dual gold, while Stuart Tripp collected gold and silver. The pair now boast the 2018 World Cup leader’s jersey in their respective classifications.
2015 time trial world champion Kyle Bridgwood and dual 2017 World Championship bronze medallist Meg Lemon also found the top step of the World Cup podium.
Hannah Macdougall collected two bronze, while debutants Stuart Jones and Kaitlyn Schurmann have been rewarded with their maiden World Championship team selection following their podium appearances.
2016 Paralympic gold medallist David Nicholas and dual road world champion Alistair Donohoe add depth and experience to the team.
Grant Allan, Grant Nickel and Emilie Miller round out the Handcycle selections, with the Tandem pairing of Kieran Murphy and Lachlan Glasspool back for their second World Championships following a top ten on debut in 2017.
By Cycling Australia