Quality field for Aussie Crit Champs

Brownie's back in town...

Brownie's back in town... (Image credit: Shane Goss)

This year's Cronulla International GP – the Australian Criterium Championship – will again boast an excellent field as pro riders aim to become national criterium champion. The event will also be broadcast live on the Channel Nine national network.

Olympic gold medalist Graeme Brown, winner of the inaugural Cronulla GP, returns to the race on his home turf. He'll be up against another local, Garmin-Slipstream's Chris Sutton, Team Type 1 rider Matt Wilson, track fast man Ben Kersten, US Pro criterium champion Hilton Clarke and defending national criterium champion Baden Cooke.

Cooke's former teammate at Unibet.com, Jeremy Hunt, will ride the event, in addition to Hunt's teammates at Credit Agricole this year, Mark Renshaw and Simon Gerrans. They'll be pushed all the way by young, fast and talented riders such as Bernie Sulzberger, Robbie Cater and Dean Windsor in addition to US-based pros Trent Wilson and Cody Stevenson, who will be making a bid to secure rides for next year by performing well in Cronulla.

Racing begins this Sunday with the corresponding women's championship at 11.30am; the men's event commences at 1pm.

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