Cycling Australia announced the list of cyclists it intends to nominate to the Australian Paralympic Committee for selection in the Australian Team for the 2008 Paralympic Games being staged in Beijing from September 6 to 17.
The nomination criteria was based on recording of a qualifying time, being eligible to compete in a 'ring fenced' event (Nations must select riders that are eligible for events that the IPC have selected to protect the viability of that event) or accepting a 'Bipartite Commission Invitation' (Riders selected by the IPC to compete at the Games to ensure the participation of the top athletes).
Cyclists have until 17:00 (AEST) on June 11 to lodge any appeal against non-nomination. Cycling Australia will nominate cyclists to the APC on June 18. The APC is solely responsible for the selection of the members of the Australian Team.
The men's team will consist of Gregory Ball (LC4), Benjamin Demery (BVI Tandem), Michael Gallagher (LC1), Steven George (Pilot for Lindores), Shaun Hopkins (Pilot for Demery), Tyson Lawrence (Pilot for Modra), Mark Le Flohic (CP Div 2 Trike), Bryce Lindores (BVI Tandem), Michael Milton (LC3), Kieran Modra (BVI Tandem) and Christopher Scott (CP Div 4).
The women's team will be made up of Toireasa Gallagher (Pilot for Hou), Lindy Hou (BVI Tandem), Felicity Johnson (BVI Tandem), Melissa Leckie (HC Div B), Claire McLean (LC1), Jayme Paris (CP Div 3) and Katie Parker (Pilot for Johnson).