Cadel Road Race Kicks Off 2020 Uci Women's Worldtour In Australia

The peloton makes its way uphill

The women's version of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race – the Deakin University Elite Women's Road Race – has been granted WorldTour status by the UCI for 2020, and will be the first round of the competition in February next year. While races such as the RideLondon Classique and Emakumeen Bira have missed out on being part of the Women's WorldTour next season, the organisers behind the Australian event are thrilled to be in the top tier for the first time, which means that both the men's and women's road races – held across the first weekend of February – have reached the sport's highest level after only five years of existence. "It's going to be an incredible competition and, I hope, a great source of inspiration for the next generation of women riders in Australia – and beyond," said 2011 Tour de France champion Cadel Evans in ...

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