Jayco-AIS World Tour Academy continue their season on Sunday at Chrono Champenois. The stand-alone individual time trial is a rare chance for riders to test themselves in a race against the clock.
Michael Storer, the 2014 junior world championship bronze medallist and Lucas Hamilton will pull on the green and gold skinsuit for the 33 kilometre course in Betheny, France.
“Lucas and Michael have been in the middle of a heavy training block, after recovering from the Tour de l’Avenir, and are now focused on their last solid preparation before the season ending competitions,” said Jayco-AIS World Tour Academy Director Sportif James Victor.
“It will be a good test and further development for Lucas and Michael who are both preparing well and looking forward to the ongoing rivalry between them for the “Aussie Cup” this Sunday.”
The race is normally an opportunity for final preparation for the UCI Road World Championships, though a change in date moving the World Championships back to October this year gives the squad greater opportunity to have a solid test against the clock.
The race has been a successful one for Australia’s under 23 riders in recent years with Luke Durbridge, Rohan Dennis and Campbell Flakemore taking three wins in a row between 2011 and 2013.
Former Australian under 23 national time trial champion Miles Scotson, who finished fourth last year will also line up in the men’s event.
In the women’s race reigning national champion Katrin Garfoot will be a name to watch. As will Shara Gillow a four time national champion and last years second place finisher Tiffany Cromwell.