Road National Championships ready to ride in Ballarat
Australia’s best cyclists are bound for Ballarat to compete in February's AusCycling 2021 Federation University Road National Championships.
The coveted green and gold national jerseys will be on offer in the criterium, road race and time trial, plus Gran Fondo, across five days of action in Ballarat and Buninyong.
Usually held in the first week of January but postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 3-7 February championships will feature Australia’s best cyclists in the elite, under 23, under 19, para-cyclists, masters, club and intellectual impairment categories.
Wednesday 3 February
- Gran Fondo Time Trial at Federation University, Mt Helen (9.15am)
- Time Trial at Federation University, Mt Helen (first race 12pm, last race 4.05pm)
Thursday 4 February
- Time Trial at Federation University, Mt Helen (first race 10am, last race 12.30pm)
Friday 5 February
- National Criterium Championships in Sturt Street, Ballarat (first race 12.35pm, last race 6.30pm)
Saturday 6 February
- Road Race in Buninyong (first race 7.30am, last race 1.20pm)
- Gran Fondo Road Race at Buninyong (5.15pm)
- Community movie night at De Soza Park, Buninyong (7.30pm)
Sunday 7 February
- Road Race in Buninyong (first race 8.50am, last race 12.30pm)
The weekend's iconic Buninyong climb will have a unique feel in 2021 with viewing sections open to those on a first-in, best-dressed basis, while a new live site at Federation University will provide an excellent opportunity for spectators to enjoy the race on the big screen.
Measures introduced to ensure optimal health and safety at the championships include virtual event meetings plus daily screening and tracing for staff, volunteers, contractors, participants and the public.
The event has an enhanced broadcast agreement this year which includes domestic coverage on SBS and FoxSports Australia and, for the first time, international broadcast coverage through the Global Cycling Network.
For all 2021 Federation University Road National Championships information, visit the official website at roadnationals.org.au
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