UCI Classification Awarded to Races at TasCarnivals

December 13, 2021

For the first time in a generation, the TasCarnivals series will play host to UCI classified events this summer.

Both the Devonport Carnival on December 29 and Burnie Carnival on December 31 will play host UCI Classified events.  UCI points races will include the Scratch Race and Keirin.

The addition of UCI classification elevates the series to receive global recognition and attract the attention of overseas competitors as they can now earn points in Tasmania which will be critical to them gaining World Championships qualification.

“It is incredibly exciting to bring some of the highest level of events to Tasmania as part of the Carnivals.   These events will be critical in the development of up-and-coming riders and preparation of all riders towards the World Championships as they score valuable points,” said Kipp Kaufman.

It won’t be the first time the series has played host to UCI Classified events, but it’s a distant memory for many and a shot in the arm for the series and the state as we bounce back from the impact of Covid-19.

“UCI points are important for riders looking to gain selection for future world championships. This means the carnivals will play an important role in riders looking to make themselves available,” TasCarnivals President Duncan Murfet said.

The addition of the classification has helped to attract international riders, including;

  • Erin Young (Male) – USA
  • Lamin Wright (Male) – USA
  • Jordan Castle (Male) – New Zealand
  • Ryan Schilt (Male) – Netherlands
  • Conor Rowley (Male) – Ireland
  • Lizeanne Wilmot (Female) – Canada
  • Kerry Jonker (Female) – South Africa
  • Shannon McCurley (Female) – Ireland

“Kipp and the team at AusCycling have been sensational supporters of the TasCarnivals and have really gone above and beyond for the forthcoming series.  In addition to lobbying the UCI on our behalf, the Australian Cycling Team and the shole support structure through the state institutes have all been highly engaged.

“We really do now have some terrific enhancements to roll out this season which will appeal to participants, clubs and spectators,” Murfet added.

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