The stunning seaside city of Bunbury, WA, will host more than 300 of Australia’s best junior athletes this September at the 2018 Cycling Australia Junior Road National Championships.
Cyclists in the under 15 and 17 categories will battle for the coveted green and gold national champion's jerseys in the time trial, road race and criterium across three days of racing in Bunbury and Dardanup.
Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan is excited at the prospect the region hosting the Junior Road National Championships.
“It is a great honour to have Bunbury selected as the host city for the 2018 Championships,” said Mayor Brennan.
“It will bring a number of benefits to Bunbury – both economically and by encouraging participation in sports – not to mention showcasing our great city to visiting athletes and their friends and families who will get to experience the paradise that is our city.”
Cycling Australia CEO Steve Drake recognised the support of the City of Bunbury.
“Cycling events are only possible through the assistance and support from local regions and we thank the City of Bunbury who is right behind the 2018 Junior Nationals,” Drake said.
“The courses are truly spectacular and will showcase the best of what WA has to offer.
“We look forward to an exceptional event and wish all the competitors the best.”
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The future stars of Australian cycling produced some exciting racing at the 2017 Cycling Australia Junior Road National Championships in Tasmania.
Eight titles were awarded across Friday and Saturday in the time trial and road races. Before bad weather caused the cancellation of the criteriums for safety reasons.
The under 15 women's category was dominated by Haylee Fuller (NSW/Dubbo Cycling Club) who picked up the time trial and road race double.
Dylan Eather (NSW) added another gold for Dubbo Cycling Club in the race against the clock in the under 15 men's event. With Zakk Patterson (QLD/Gold Coast Cycling Club) reversing the time trial result taking gold in the road race ahead of Eather.
Francesca Sewell (QLD/Gold Coast Cycling Club) did the time trial and road race double in the under 17 women's category.
In the under 17 men's Alastair MacKellar (QLD/Sunshine Coast Cycling Club) delivered another title to Queensland in the time trial. While Kurt Eather (NSW/Dubbo Cycling Club) emerged victorious in the road race.
Cycling Australia and Cycling Tasmania acknowledge the generous support of Devonport Council, Central Coast Council & Kentish Council.
2017 Junior Road Nationals Champions