Cycling Australia have announced the riders selected to the Australian Team to contest the 2020 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships to be held in Milton, Canada, from January 30 to February 2.
The Championships will provide the final opportunity to acquire qualification points towards the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, with the Australian team to vie against 200 of the world’s best from 30 countries.
Australia enjoyed superb results at the 2019 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships held last March, with the team finishing second on the medal standings with nine world titles in a glittering 17-medal haul.
Two NSWIS athletes will compete at the 2020 World Championships, reigning world champion Amanda Reid (NSWIS) and World Championships medallist Gordon Allan (NSWIS).
“With the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in August, the World Championships in January in Canada will be a great test for the athletes and coaches as we look to build and peak for later in the year,” said Warren McDonald, Para-cycling Technical Director, Cycling Australia.
“Our ‘What Will It Take To Win’ process has identified gaps that mean we can still improve on our success from 2019.”
Prior to January’s World Championships, Australia’s para-cycling stars will be in action on home soil at the 2019-2020 TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup to be held at Brisbane’s Anna Meares Velodrome from December 13-15.