Hometown hopes for cyclist

Hometown hopes for cyclist

Winner of the Tour of the Great South Coast last August, Perth-born Giacoppo said he was excited to see WA back on the National Road Series calendar.

‘To race in your own back yard in front of a home crowd ” there is no better way to do it,’ he said.

‘I know the roads well, so hopefully that should be a bit of an advantage.’

Giacoppo’s 2012 break-out season earned him the National Criterium Championship title before finishing runner-up at last year’s NRS behind South Australia’s Luke Davison.

‘I’d certainly like to go for the overall NRS road rider this year,’ Giacoppo said. ‘I was close last year but not close enough.’

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