Australia's Olympic Games road cycling team - who is in contention?

IMOLA ITALY SEPTEMBER 27 Start Richie Porte of Australia Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari Mask Covid Safety Measures during the 93rd UCI Road World Championships 2020 Men Elite Road Race a 2582km race from Imola to Imola Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari ImolaEr2020 Imola2020 on September 27 2020 in Imola Italy Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images
Richie Porte with the Australian team at the World Road Championships in 2020 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Australia is set to announce its road cycling squad for the Tokyo Olympic Games on Thursday, with Richie Porte and Rohan Dennis obvious picks for the men’s team on the climb-heavy course while Amanda Spratt and Grace Brown would be just as hard to pass by for the women’s team. 

The rest of the spots are a little less clear-cut, with a depth of climbing talent among the Australian riders presenting selectors with a wide variety of potential contenders for the four positions Australia has qualified for in both the women’s and men’s road teams. The nation also has two time trial positions for each but these riders must come from among the road race squad.

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