Reigning Australian national champion Lucas Plapp will be lining up to defend his title in Ballarat in January. Image: AusCycling 2023 looks set to be a huge year for Australian cycling with the return of major events and races plus many national and world stars of the sport heading back Down Under.
The action starts in Ballarat, Victoria with the National Road Titles being held from January 6–10.
Reigning champions Grace Brown, Luke Plapp and Ruby Roseman-Gannon head the star-studded peloton that will return to Ballarat this summer for the ’23 Federation University RoadNats.
Other big name riders including Tour de France stage winner Ben O’Connor, three-time road race champion Amanda Spratt, and dual Vuelta stage winner Jay Vine have confirmed their RoadNats participation.
The field will also feature Simon Clarke, who won the Roubaix stage at the 2022 Tour de France, Georgia Baker – the Commonwealth Games road race champion, and Sarah Roy, who won in Buninyong in 2021.
Other top pros who will be in action are Brodie Chapman, Alexandra Manly, Rachel Neylan and Jessica Allen. The men’s peloton will include the likes of Luke Durbridge, Kelland O’Brien, Chris Harper and Chris Hamilton. And Luke Plapp will return to Ballarat to defend his national title in 2023.
Neo-pros Maeve Plouffe (Team DSM), Jensen Plowright (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Cameron Scott (Bahrain-Victorious), Rudy Porter, Georgie Howe and Amber Pate (BikeExchange-Jayco) and Josie Talbot (Cofidis) will all ride in fresh 2023 colours for RoadNats.RoadNats will once again host the pinnacle of Australian para-cycling. Eight-time world champion Emily Petricola […]
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