Christiane Soeder will lead the Austrian team at the World Championships, as she looks for her third consecutive worlds time trial medal. Austria announced on Tuesday its teams for the Worlds on September 23-27 in Mendrisio, Switzerland.
Soeder, 34, will ride both the time trial and the road race. In the time trial, she finished third in 2007 and second in 2008. At the Beijing Olympics last summer, Soeder finished fourth in the road race and seventh in the time trial. This season, she has seven victories for Cervelo TestTeam, most recently winning the first two stages of the Tour Cycliste Feminin International Ardeche.
Soeder is Austria's only entry in the women's time trial. She will be joined by Daniela Pintarelli in the road race.
Thomas Rohregger (Milram), Peter Wrolich (Milram) and Gerhard Trampusch (Elk Haus) will ride the men's road race. "We have a small team and have to see what we can do with it," said Rohregger, going into his third World Championships.
Austrian World Championship Team
Men's elite road race
Under 23 road race
Under 23 men's time trial
Second rider to be announced next weekend
Women's road race
Women's time trial