Hosking named in Australian team for 2016 UCI Road World Championships
Cycling Australia announce today the 31-rider squad for the 2016 UCI Road World Championships in Doha Qatar, from 9-16 October.
With Australia claiming more than 20 wins – including five at the World Tour level – in the women’s peloton in 2016, Australia’s seven-rider team is packed with talent.
Chloe Hosking (ACT) has six wins in 2016, including La Course and a stage at the Giro Rosa as well as a being prolific podium finisher at the Ladies Tour of Qatar.
Joining Hosking in the seven rider strong squad will be reigning national time trial champion Katrin Garfoot (QLD), who recently claimed a win in the Chrono Champenois and a top ten in the Olympic time trial.
Rio Olympian Gracie Elvin (ACT) and Tiffany Cromwell (SA) have both had success at the Tour of Qatar and bring strength to the team with Loren Rowney (QLD) and Lauren Kitchen (NSW) adding further experience.
Sarah Roy (NSW) makes her World Championship debut after claiming her first win in Europe at the Boels Rental Ladies Tour.
“This has obviously been a target for me for some time,” Hosking said. “It’s exciting that it’s all starting to come together. I think for the course in Qatar Australia has selected a really strong team.”
The Doha World Championships will only be Hosking’s second senior World Championships. She last represented Australia at the World Chanpionships in 2011 in Copenhagen where she finished sixth.
“It has been a long time between drinks that’s for sure!” she said. “It has been a few years since there was a sprinter friendly course and it will probably be another few years again after Qatar so I want to make the most of the opportunity I have now.”