Queensland sports apparel manufacturer Scody has been announced as the new major sponsor of the Australian Open Road Championships, held over five days from January 9 to 13. The titles will be raced on the traditional Buninyong circuits at Ballarat, with individual time trials on the first two days, followed by a rest day and then the road races on the Saturday and Sunday.
Championships' Director John Craven described Scody's involvement as a "tremendously exciting boost for Australian cycling's showcase event." Craven noted the Scody agreement was for two years and, combined with excellent support from the City of Ballarat, Tourism Victoria and other commercial sponsors, the future for the Championships had never looked brighter.
"To secure sponsorship stability is a major factor in the long-term success of any sports event, and the Scody Australian Open Road Championships now has that," he said.
"The City of Ballarat is an incredibly-supportive sponsor of Australian cycling, and has the outstanding terrain and reputation to host a marvellous Championships next January."
Scody Managing Director Bernard Schreiber stated he was thrilled to be the Championships' major sponsor for the next two years.