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Evans and Gerrans in Australia's long list for Worlds team

Simon Gerrans (Cervelo TestTeam) wins the GP Ouest France

Simon Gerrans (Cervelo TestTeam) wins the GP Ouest France (Image credit: AFP)

Cycling Australia announced today its long list for the World Championships in Mendrisio, Switzerland, September 23 to 29. Cadel Evans and Simon Gerrans highlight a list of 18 men that will form an eventual nine-man road team.

Evans is also listed for the time trial with three-time champion Michael Rogers.

Long list of 18 men (final four also for time trial)
Simon Clarke
Baden Cooke
Allan Davis
Simon Gerrans
Matthew Goss
Mathew Hayman
Brett Lancaster
Matt Lloyd
Peter McDonald
Stuart O'Grady
Richie Porte
Mark Renshaw
Wesley Sulzberger
Chris Sutton
Cadel Evans
Adam Hansen
Michael Rogers
Cameron Wurf

The road team (with two reserves) and two time triallists will be finalised after September 14, said Cycling Australia.

Cycling Australia also announced the women and Under 23 men's long lists. It can bring a team of six women and five Under 23 men, and two each for the time trail.

Elite Women (final four also for time trial)
Kirsty Broun
Ruth Corset
Rochelle Gilmore
Amber Halliday
Chloe Hosking
Emma Mackie
Bridie O'Donnell (only TT)
Tiffany Cromwell
Alexis Rhodes
Carla Ryan
Vicki Whitelaw

Under 23 Men (final three also for time trial)
Daniel Braunsteins
Leigh Howard
Johnathon Lovelock
Mark O'Brien
Tim Roe
Adam Semple
Nicholas Walker
John Anderson (only TT)
Jack Bobridge
Michael Matthews
Travis Meyer

This year's course in Mendrisio has two climbs, Acqua Fresca and Novazzano, in a short 13.8-kilometre circuit repeated 19 times, 262.2 kilometres. The Under 23 men will race 13 circuits and the women nine.

The time trial covers three 16.6-kilometre circuits, 49.8 kilometres. The 650-metre long Rancate climb is the main difficulty with sections of 10 percent. The Under 23 men will race two circuits and the women will race two 13.4-kilometre circuits.

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