• Cycling Australia FedUni Road National Championships. (Getty)Source: Getty
Cycling Australia has announced the schedule for the 2020 Federation University Road National Championships, with a five-day program set to take off on Wednesday 8 January when the time trials and team time trials get underway.
Cycling Central

31 Jul 2019 - 9:53 AM  UPDATED 31 Jul 2019 - 9:59 AM

The Federation University RoadNats is the most prestigious event on the Australian road cycling calendar and will see the country’s best under 19, under 23, elite and para cyclists battle it out for the coveted green and gold champions jerseys in the time trial, criterium and road race.

The Sturt St circuit in Ballarat will once again see the exciting and crowd-friendly criterium races hit the streets on Friday with the Zwift eNational Championships closing out the day.

The iconic Mt Buninyong circuit will host a thrilling weekend of road racing, with Australia’s best para-cyclists and future champions in the under 19 and under 23 men’s categories and Gran Fondo events on Saturday. The championships will end with the elite road races in the traditional Sunday time slot.

Cycling Australia is also excited to add a category for cyclists with intellectual impairment as part of the Federation University National Championships for the first time in the Time Trial and Road Race.

“The great partnership we have with Ballarat means the Federation University RoadNats gets better every year and we are always looking at new and exciting ways to get everyone involved whether you are a rider or part of the crowd," Cycling Australia CEO Steve Drake said.

“The changes made to this year’s schedule will allow people to have a bit more of a break after Christmas and New Years and by moving the road races to the end of the Championships the week will build up and end with a bang.

“The elite racing will be one exciting aspect of the five-day cycling festival and we are thrilled to be working on a few new events, some of which haven’t been seen at the Championships before. We will have more on these in the coming months, so stay tuned.”

Further announcements regarding courses, distances, additional racing and recreational opportunities, community events and broadcast information will be announced over the coming months.

Federation University Road National Championships, 8-12 January, 2020

Wednesday 8 January
Time Trials - Para categories, cyclists with intellectual impairment, U19 Men, U19 Women, U23 Men, Elite Men, U23 and Elite Women

Thursday 9 January
Time Trials - Para - UCI C1 Time Trial, Club Teams Time Trial, Schools Teams Time Trial

Friday 10 January
Criteriums - U19 Men, U19 Women, U23 Men, National Street Climb Challenge, Elite Men, U23 Women and Elite Women

Saturday 11 January
Road Races - U19 Men, U19 Women, U23 Men, Para all categories and cyclists with intellectual impairment, Gran Fondo National Championships

Sunday 12 January
Road Races - U23 men, Elite Women and Elite Men