Today Cycling Australia released the selection for the upcoming World Championships to be held in Richmond, USA from September 20-27th. Lauren was named as part of the eight rider elite women’s team to tackle the road race on September 26th. She will be joined by last year’s 5th place finisher, Tiffany Cromwell and her Velocio Sram trade teammate, Loren Rowney along with Rach Neylan, Amanda Spratt, Gracie Elvin, Lizzie Williams and Katrin Garfoot all from Orica AIS.
The selection comes off Lauren’s most successful season, including 5 UCI wins including the Oceania Title. However it is Lauren’s recent consistency that has earned her the spot in the squad. In the last 6 weeks Lauren has had 9 top 10 results from 15 starts including in the recent world cup race in Sweden.
“Im really happy to be officially named in the team, this will be my 2nd Worlds as a senior athlete and now I know what to expect and what is expected from me”
“The course in Richmond will be an interesting one, there is not so much elevation gain but with plenty of corners, cobble sections and short technical climbs, I’m sure it will produce a very worthy World Champion.”
Lauren is now putting the finishing touches on her form with a training block before starting her last two races of the year for Hitec Products next week.
“I have been training hard the past 10 days or so since Sweden, I’m really pumped for Richmond, I’m not only motivated to be there but I think a good result is not out of the question, my form is good and if its a race for me or a teammate I expect to be in the thick of the action in the final few laps”
Lauren will take part in the Lotto-Belgium Tour from September 8-11 along with the La Challenge Madrid by La Vuelta on September 13, which will be available on SBS the evening of September 13th.
Lauren will travel to the USA on September 17th to take part in the trade team time trial World Championships on September 20th before joining the Australian team for the road race. The World Championships will also be broadcast live by SBS.