The Austrian cycling federation, ÖRV, has announced its pre-selection for the upcoming World Championships in Stuttgart September 23 - 30, with five men competing for three spots.
Austria can send three men to the elite race. They will be chosen from Gerrit Glomser (Team Volksbank), Rene Haselbacher (Team Astana), Bernhard Kohl (Team Gerolsteiner), Christian Pfannberger (Elk Haus Simplon) and Thomas Rohregger (Elk Haus Simplon). National time trial champion Rubert Probst of Resch & Frisch Gourmetfein Wels will ride the time trial race in Stuttgart.
The women's elite team will be made up of Andrea Graus (Team Nürnberger), Daniela Pintarelli (Team Uniqa Graz), Monika Schachl (Team Uniqa Graz), Christiane Soeder (Team Raleigh Lifeforce) and Veronika Sprügl (Team Uniqa Graz). Graus and Soeder will ride the time trial.
For the U23 men's road race, the ÖRV has at the moment been given only one starting place, and it has nominated Stefan Denifl, who will also ride the U23 time trial, and Clemens Frankhauser, both of Elk Haus Simplon. However, the ÖRV expects the UCI to revise its list and give the Austrians more starting places. In anticipation of that, it has also named the following riders for consideration: Franz Grassmann (Die NÖ Radunion), Stefan Pöll (ARBÖ Denzel Wien), Martin Schöffmann (ARBÖ Rapso Knittelfeld), Daniel Schorn (ARBÖ-KTM-Junkers), Christoph Sokoll (ASVÖ ÖAMTC Focus Kelag Völkermarkt) and Robel Tedros (Team Swiag Teka).