Laura McCaughey will return from the United States to race at this year's Tasmanian Christmas Carnivals, organisers of the event have announced. McCaughey is the current Australian Women's cycling 10 kilometre scratch race champion.
The Tasmanian cyclist, who took first place in the Bank of America Grand Prix, won her first National Championship this year, but narrowly missed Olympic Games selection. She also won the Australian National Star Cycling Award for the best female endurance cyclist in 2008.
West Australian Cycling Institute Head Coach Darryl Benson has also advised that he will be bringing a team of up to 20 cyclists to the carnivals. In the past WA cyclists have been very successful at the carnivals and Benson is hoping to continue the tradition at this year's event.
(Additional editorial assistance provided by Susan Westemeyer.)