• Shannon Malseed is the defending Australian women's road national champion. (Getty)Source: Getty
The 2019 FedUni RoadNats, officially launched on Tuesday at the Federation University Australia campus in Ballarat, will see Australia’s best battle for the coveted green and gold national champions jerseys in the criterium, road race and time trial.
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24 Oct 2018 - 8:28 AM  UPDATED 24 Oct 2018 - 1:56 PM

The Friday night will kick-start the festivities celebrating local produce in a carnival-like atmosphere with live entertainment. However, the showstopper will be the exciting, action-packed criterium races.

On the first weekend in January, the iconic Mt Buninyong circuit will host an exciting weekend of road racing with Australia’s finest para-cyclists and future champions in the under 19 categories racing on Saturday.

Sunday will see Australia’s elite and under 23 cyclists racing to see who will win right to wear the green and gold jersey.

SBS will live stream the 2019 FedUni RoadNats elite criteriums and broadcast the elite road race events with daily highlights available for non broadcast events.

Ballarat and surrounds have become the ultimate New Year destination for cycling enthusiasts. 2019 will see an extra long weekend of cycling with Buninyong hosting the time trials on Monday and Tuesday.

“We’re excited to see the weekend kick off with the fun and action-packed crit and can’t wait to see thousands of fans turn up to watch," Cycling Australia CEO Steve Drake said of the revamped schedule.

"Over the last 12 years, the Ballarat community has really gotten behind the event, and we can’t wait to ring in the new cycling year with them.”

The 2019 FedUni RoadNats will run 4-8 January 2019 in Ballarat and Buninyong, Victoria. with Australia’s top under 19, under 23, elite, para and club cyclists competing.

The five-day festival of cycling also boasts a number of participation and community events also set to feature, highlighted by the MS National Fondo.

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