Organisers of Tasmania's Christmas Carnivals announced today that current national women's 10km scratch race champion, Laura McCaughey, will return from the US to race at this year's carnivals.
A regular attendee at the carnivals, the Tasmanian won her first national championship this year and was unlucky to miss Olympic selection. In 2008 she has won the Australian National Star Cycling Award and enjoyed successes in the US Criterium Series, including a win in the Iron Hill Twilight Crit.
West Australian Institute Sport cycling head coach Darryl Benson will be bringing a team of up to 20 cyclists to the carnivals, again guaranteeing plenty of competition. In the past West Australians such as talented sprinter Scott Sunderland have featured in the action, and organisers hope this can continue in 2008.