The TIS Racing Team will be back on the road this weekend with the women’s and men’s teams competing at the Amy’s Otway Tour in Victoria.
Macey Stewart, Anya Louw, Belamie Flint and Renee Dykstra will all be in action in the women’s event, with Lauren Perry to be missing due to work commitments and Madeleine Fasnacht overseas representing Australia at the UCI road championships in Norway.
Fasnacht was one of three under-19s named in the nation’s squad to tackle what is expected to be a tough course in Bergen.
Meanwhile, Stewart, of Devonport, enters this weekend’s National Road Series in red-hot form after a successful Tour of King Valley last month, where she won the road race and took out the overall, under-23 and sprint titles in a dominant display of her ability.
That performance saw her move to third in the NRS rankings.
The men’s team will feature Harrison Musgrave. Ainsleigh Gray, Zac Johnston, Jacob Langham, Luke Thompson and Jake Oliver.
Their teammates Michael Astell, Zack Duffy and Zak Gilmore all absent as they continue to recover from injury and illness.
The event, which is held in conjunction with the Amy Gillett foundation, features a 60-minute criterium on Saturday and a 120-kilometre road race on Sunday, with both races taking place in Lorne.
The women’s criterium will be at 3pm and the men’s at 4.15pm, while the women’s road race will start at 7.30am and the men’s at 8.15am.
Riders will cover 2021 vertical metres in the road race, which features one category two, two category three and one category five climbs.
This year has seen the return of the event to the Great Ocean Road and Otway Ranges.
It will also be the first time the men’s NRS teams have taken part in it.
Top 5 women’s teams
- 1: Holden Women's Cycling Team – 1345 points
- 2: TIS Racing Team – 645 points
- 3: Specialized Women's Racing – 469 points
- 4: High5 Dream Team – 367 points
- 5: Rush Women's Team – 305 points