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World Championship medallists headline Australian GC2018 Cycling Team

23 February 2018

As cycling in Australia continues to go from strength to strength, 36 athletes have been selected to represent the nation at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. This will be across the five disciplines of track sprint, track endurance, road, mountain bike and para tandem.

With current individual pursuit world champion Jordan Kirby, and triple world championship medallist Katrin Garfoot, flying the flag for Queensland, the team is aiming to reach new heights in front of a home crowd.

25-year-old Jordan Kirby has been selected for his first Commonwealth Games team in the track endurance discipline, with his specific event yet to be decided. His pet is the individual pursuit, which is a 4000m flat out race that tests your mind and your body. He may also race in the Team Pursuit where two four-man teams race over the same 4000m distance, where they reach speeds of up to 65km/hr.

Katrin Garfoot will be one of the more experienced riders on the team, having won a Bronze medal in the time trial at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in addition to three world championship medals. Headlining the six-strong women’s road team, she will ride in the road race and time trial event with her being a hot favourite in both.

The team will vie for 26 gold medals across the 11 days of competition - track (16), para-cycling track (4), road (4), and mountain bike (2). The track cycling will take place at the Anna Meares Velodrome from 5- 8 April with the road time trial being held a couple of days later on 10 April with the road race on 14 April at Currumbin beachfront.

Read more about the team on the Cycling Australia website.

Last updated
23 February 2018