Mitchelton-Scott hunting gold medals at Australian championships
02 January 2018 02:30
Mitchelton-Scott will line out at this week's Australian national championships in Ballarat and Buninyong with a number of riders aiming for green and gold jerseys. Caleb Ewan will be aiming for a third straight criterium title while Luke Durbridge and Cameron Meyer will also be chasing further green and gold success. The women's squad also features a number of past champions including defending criterium champion Jessica Allen, and road race champion Amanda Spratt and Gracie Elvin. Alex Manly has also tasted national success at U23 level is looking for more success.ADVERTISEMENT The quest for gold begins Wednesday night in Ballarat with Ewan to call upon Durbridge, Alex Edmondson, Lucas Hamilton and former champion Meyer for support. Anything less than a win will be a disappointment according to sports director Matt Wilson. "I'm definitely going into the criterium to try to defend my title," said Ewan. "We should have a really good team there so I think we have a pretty good chance." The women's team is likewise aiming for gold with former winner Sarah Roy, Elvin, Spratt and Cooks to support Allen.
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