CJ is back...
Cofidis neo pro Chris Sutton is shaping as the favourite to defend his 2005 title when he and Sydney's top road cyclists line up in the 13th Annual Joseph Sunde Memorial Criteriums to be held on Australia Day, Thursday, January 26 at the popular Heffron Park criterium circuit in Sydney. They are dedicated to the memory of Joseph Sunde, who passed away in 1993 after an 18 month battle with leukaemia.
Previous winners who will be competing with the aim of winning the prestigious criterium a second time include 2004 winner Troy Glennan (FRF Couriers), Graeme Moffett (Clarence St) 2003, Jeff Hopkins (Jittery Joes) 2002, Stuart Dangerfield (UK) 2000 and Heffron favourite Anthony Spurgeon (FRF Couriers) 1997.
Racing gets underway with Masters support race at 8am followed by the popular graded handicap event at 9am. The event raises money for the Children's Cancer Institute of Australia with a raffle prize of a Trek 1000 road bike to win. Aussie sprint star Robbie McEwen got the raffle started by buying the first raffle tickets, as part of his publicity day spent in Sydney on January 23.
See the Joseph Sunde Memorial Criteriums page for more information.