AusCycling 2022 Road National Championships – Preview

The elite men's race at the 2021 Australian criterium championships
The elite men's race at the 2021 Australian criterium championships (Image credit: Con Chronis/AusCycling)

The Federation University AusCycling Road National Championships will again be run in and around the regional city of Ballarat but despite the familiar location it’s another year when its anything but racing as usual, with the COVID-19 pandemic still having a considerable impact on the state of play.

Like last year the number of European-based professional riders making the trip home to battle for the green and gold striped jersey will be pared back due to the barriers to travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Domestic riders will arrive having faced another year of limited race opportunities to develop their teamwork and gauge key local rivals after a raft of cancellations across the National Road Series. 

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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.

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