The Sports Carnivals Association of Tasmania has been successful in contracting Irish Cycling champion Louise Moriaty for the Basslink Tasmanian Christmas Carnival Series. Moriaty, who comes from Dublin, is one of Ireland's top cyclists. She has competed on the international women's scene for several years and has been a member of various teams including the successful Global and Hibernian Racing Teams.
Race organizers believe that Moriaty will be particularly suited to the women's points race – part of the UCI International Sprint series. Her aggressiveness was noted in her recent win of the Queen of the Mountains in a major Irish women's road tour.
The signing brings to seven the number of countries that will be represented in the UCI Sprint Series.