Cannondale's Tinker Juarez is planning his first return trip to Australia since the Olympics in 2000. The three-time US National Champion, two-time Olympian, Pan Am Games Gold medallist and current 24 hours of Adrenaline Solo World Champion will race the Lowan Otway Odyssey on February 23.
"It's been a while since I've been to Australia and the last trip was one of the best experiences in my career since it was the 2000 Olympics," said Juarez. "I've always wanted to come back and race and this race is the perfect reason."
The Lowan Otway Odyssey will cover 100km starting on the Great Ocean Road in the town of Apollo Bay and finish in the township of Forrest. The race will take riders over roller coaster singletrack, fireroads, and doubletrack. Juarez will compete against last year's champion, Murray Spinks.