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The Commonwealth Games cycling action moves from the Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane to the iconic Currumbin Beachfront for both the time trial and road races.

 

By Amy McCann

 

A host of Australia’s WorldTour elite will make a mid-season return from Europe to don the green and gold, including reigning national champion Alexander Edmondson and 2006 Games gold medallist Mathew Hayman.

The versatile six-member squad will see Steele Von Hoff and Mitchell Docker make their Games debuts, as will rising star Callum Scotson.

Triple reigning under 23 time trial national champion Scotson and dual national champion Cameron Meyer will pull on the green and gold for Tuesday’s time trial ahead of the weekend’s road race.

Triple world championship medallist and 2014 Commonwealth bronze medallist Katrin Garfoot will head the six-member women’s team.

A bronze medallist four years ago in the time trial, the Gold Coast cyclist will be a strong favourite in both the race against the clock and road race held in her backyard.

The team boasts plenty of options for Saturday’s road race through reigning road national champion Shannon Malseed and dual national road champion Gracie Elvin.

Tiffany Cromwell, who finished millimetres off the podium in fourth in Glasgow 2014, plus 2010 Games bronze medallist Chloe Hosking – becomes just the third Australian female cyclist to contest three Commonwealth Games – are podium threats. 

While Sarah Roy will provide the team with plenty of options throughout the race.

For cycling fans who missed out on joining the party at the sold-out Velodrome last week, head down to Currumbin Beachfront and line the course to cheer on the Aussies! 

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