Tasmanian WorldTour cyclist Cameron Wurf headlines the Australian team selected for the 2020 UCI Cycling Esports World Championships.
The championships will take place on Zwift, the global online training and racing platform, from December 8-9 and see athletes race virtually from their home or training centre.
Hobart-born Wurf, 37, is an ironman triathlete based in Andorra who rides with INEOS Grenadiers, the team fellow Tasmanian Richie Porte will join in 2021.
Inaugural winners will claim a rainbow jersey which they will be able to wear during esports events.
Wurf will be supported by Victorian Freddy Ovett, South Australian Cooper Sayers and ACT duo Benjamin Hill and Jay Vine while Victoria's reigning national road time trial champion Sarah Gigante will lead the women's team.
Wurf's last road race was the 202km La Flèche Wallonne one-day race in Belgium on Wednesday in which Porte finished eighth, just five seconds behind the Swiss winner Marc Hirschi.
A field of 104 will contest Saturday's Ray Appleby Oatlands Classic.
That includes more than 15 newcomers to competitive cycling and 20 women, requiring Hobart Wheelers to open up another grade due to the increased number of racers.
"The classic is always a favourite race, attracting cyclists from the north and south as Oatlands makes for one of the perfect middle grounds for racers," said Hobart-based Launceston rider Nicole Frain.