Olympic Gold Medal Cyclist Kathy Watt and Australian Time Trial Champion Peter Milostic will be joined by over 300 competitors next weekend at Murwillumbah, as Cycling Queensland gets set to host the Oceania and the Australian Under 19 Road Cycling Championships, beginning on May 3.
These Elite competitors will be joined by over 45 competitors from New Zealand, Guam and South Africa along with 200 athletes from all over Australia.
The Oceania Championships are for the Elite Men and Women, the Men Under 23, the Under 19 Men and Women and the event is also serving as a selection event for the Australian Junior Team for the Junior World Championships.
Cycling Queensland CEO Mrs Wendy Sanders said she was thrilled Cycling Queensland had been awarded the Oceania Championships. "It is a wonderful honour for Cycling Queensland to be the host of this International event and we are looking forward to three fantastic days of competition," Mrs Sanders said. "The Oceania Championships provides our cyclists with a wonderful opportunity to compete against top athletes and associate with a number of key figures in the industry."
The event will moreover be attended by high-ranking UCI officials. "We are pleased to welcome the Head of the Road Cycling Commission Mr Philippe Chevalier who has been sent to Queensland by the UCI, to look at the Continental teams that will be competing," Mrs Sanders added.
The Championships kick off with the Australian Junior and Oceania Individual Time Trial Championships at Pottsville Beach on Thursday 3 May from 11.30am.