Wollongong Worlds: U23 women’s rainbow jersey adds ‘even more excitement’

HARROGATE ENGLAND SEPTEMBER 24 Podium Chloe Dygert of The United States Gold Medal Celebration UCI Rainbow World Champion Jersey Detail view during the 92nd UCI Road World Championships 2019 Women Elite Individual Time Trial a 303km Individual Time Trial race from Ripon to Harrogate ITT Yorkshire2019 Yorkshire2019 on September 24 2019 in Harrogate England Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
The rainbow jersey of a Road World Championships title holder (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The UCI has now confirmed that the first-ever under-23 women’s rainbow jerseys will be awarded in Australia at the Wollongong Worlds this year in a move that was welcomed by the local organising committee as an important step toward greater representation.

“Wollongong is a place that celebrates diversity, inclusion and equality in our community, and we are thrilled that the first ever Women’s Under 23 Road World Championship gold medals and rainbow jerseys will be awarded in our Australian city,” said Wollongong 2022 Chair Dean Dalla Valle.

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Simone Giuliani
Australia Editor

Simone is a degree-qualified journalist that has accumulated decades of wide-ranging experience while working across a variety of leading media organisations. She joined Cyclingnews as a Production Editor at the start of the 2021 season and has now moved into the role of Australia Editor. Previously she worked as a freelance writer, Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg. Cycling was initially purely a leisure pursuit for Simone, who started out as a business journalist, but in 2015 her career focus also shifted to the sport.