Cycling: Winthrop’s Tyler Lindorff picked in Australian under-19 squad for 2018 UCI Road World Championships

Cyclist Tyler Lindorff.
Cyclist Tyler Lindorff.

WINTHROP cycling talent Tyler Lindorff will make his national team debut after being picked in Australia’s under-19 squad for the 2018 UCI Road World Championships.

Lindorff – who in January, at age 17, became under-19 road national champion – is the only West Australian in the squad of five heading to Austria in September.

Oceania road champion Carter Turnbull will also make his national team debut.

Victorian Luke Plapp will start both the Junior Track and Road World Championships after a summer season where he earned Oceania and national road time trial titles.

Sarah Gigante earned her second Australian team selection in as many months after being named for the 2018 UCI Junior Track World Championships.

Winthrop local Tyler Lindorff will make his national team debut after being picked in Australia’s under-19 squad for the 2018 UCI Road World Championships. Picture: Sppulied/Cycling Australia.

Anya Louw earned her maiden berth after claiming Oceania time trial gold on top of time trial silver at the National Championships behind Gigante.

Jonathan Norfolk, Cycling Australia’s head of performance pathways and people, said a solid squad had been assembled.

“We believe we have selected a team capable of achieving strong performances in Austria and we are certain the riders chosen to represent their country will do so with pride,” he said.

The championships will be held in Austria from September 22-30, with a team time trial, individual time trial and road race in the elite, under-23 and under-19 categories for both men and women.

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