• Sarah Gigante will join Team Movistar in 2022 (John Veage/Cycling Australia)Source: John Veage/Cycling Australia
There's been plenty of movement on world cycling's biggest stage, with a number of Australians set to compete in new colours, return for another round or step away from the sport altogether in 2022.
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4 Nov - 2:09 PM  UPDATED 4 Nov - 2:20 PM

As it did in 2020, the coronavirus pandemic left its mark on the WorldTour races this year, though it appears to be for the very last time.

The Australian contingent will now look to 2022 with renewed optimism as the cycling calendar expands to include new events like the Tour de France Femmes.

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Australians in the Women's World Tour

Extensions:

Tiffany Cromwell (Canyon–SRAM)

Lauretta Hanson (Trek–Segafredo)

 
Transfers:

Grace Brown (from Team BikeExchange to FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope)

Sarah Gigante (from Tibco–Silicon Valley Bank to Movistar Team)

Rachel Neylan (from Parkhotel Valkenburg to Cofidis Féminin)

Ruby Roseman-Gannon (ARA Pro Racing Sunshine Coast to Team BikeExchange)

Sarah Roy (from Team BikeExchange to Canyon–SRAM)

Georgia Baker (to Team BikeExchange)

Alexandra Manly (to Team BikeExchange)

 

 

Retired:

Lucy Kennedy

Lauren Kitchen

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Without 2022 contracts (2021 team in brackets):

Neve Bradbury (Canyon-SRAM)

Jessica Allen (Team BikeExchange)

 

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Australians in the Men's World Tour

Extensions: 

Caleb Ewan (Lotto–Soudal)

Chris Hamilton (Team DSM)

Chris Harper (Team Jumbo–Visma)

Ben O'Connor (AG2R Citroën Team)

Miles Scotson (Groupama–FDJ)

Jay Vine (Alpecin–Fenix)

Cameron Wurf (Ineos Grenadiers)

 

Transfers:

Rohan Dennis (from Ineos Grenadiers to Team Jumbo–Visma)

Jarrad Drizners (from Hagens Berman Axeon to Lotto–Soudal)

Jai Hindley (from Team DSM to Bora–Hansgrohe)

Taj Jones (from Israel Cycling Academy to Israel Start-Up Nation)

Kelland O'Brien (Inform TMX MAKE to Team BikeExchange)

Luke Plapp (Inform TMX MAKE to Ineos Grenadiers)

Robert Stannard (from Team BikeExchange to Alpecin–Fenix)

Michael Storer (from Team DSM to Groupama–FDJ)

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Retired:

Mitchell Docker

 

Without 2022 contracts (2021 team in brackets):

James Whelan (EF-Nippo)

Nathan Haas (Cofidis)

Kaden Groves (Team BikeExchange)

Michael Hepburn (Team BikeExchange)

Robert Power (Qhubeka-Nexthash)

Dylan Sunderland (Qhubeka-Nexthash)

Alexander Evans (Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux)

Lachlan Morton (EF-Nippo)

 

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