Richie Porte is hoping a road race involving 5000 metres of climbing will suit him down to the ground at this year's world championships.
As the 35-year-old Tasmanian continues his challenge at the Tour de France, he was named in the Australian team for world titles which follow soon after.
Porte said he was excited by the challenge awaiting him in the Italian city of Imola, just 500km away from his European base in Monaco.
The championships are scheduled to begin on September 24, just four days after Le Tour finishes in Paris.
The Launceston rider will spend those days getting to know his new daughter Eloise, who was born last week and he is yet to meet.
Leading the Trek-Segafredo charge at his 10th Tour de France, Porte sits 11th after 10 stages.
He has been in and out of national teams through his decade-long WorldTour career, beginning as a time trial specialist in which he twice recorded top-six finishes.
Originally scheduled to take place in Switzerland, the titles were relocated and reduced to elite categories only in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The men's road race will be contested over a gruelling 259.2km course.
Cycling Australia announced a team of 16 which also includes dual reigning time trial world champion Rohan Dennis.
Chief executive Steve Drake said: "We have selected two strong teams that will provide a number of options on race day on what will prove to be testing courses."
Men's road race: Simon Clarke, Luke Durbridge, Jack Haig, Lucas Hamilton, Damien Howson, Jai Hindley, Michael Matthews, Richie Porte; time trial: Rohan Dennis, Luke Durbridge
Women's road race: Grace Brown, Lucy Kennedy, Sarah Roy, Amanda Spratt, Brodie Chapman, Shara Marche (nee Gillow), Rachel Neylan; time trial: Grace Brown
Exeter's Catelyn Turner will join Tasmanian teammate Nicole Frain on National Road Series team Sydney Uni-Staminade for 2021.
The team has announced that Turner will be joining them after completing Year 12 when she hopes to begin studying a science or engineering-based degree at university.
Turner has blossomed in the TIS Racing team under head coach Matt Gilmore, coming second in both the under-19 road race and individual time trial at nationals in 2019.
She also joined Frain as a time trial silver medallist at the 2019 Oceania Championships on home soil in Evandale, later adding a fifth place in the road race into Railton.
Turner achieved more podium results on a Cycling Australia development trip to Belgium before collecting two bronze medals in her last year in under-19s at nationals.
She also came 15th in the youth classification at the women's Herald Sun Tour.