New time trial course heats up Federation University RoadNats

A new time trial course for the 2020 Federation University Road National Championships in Ballarat raced through Federation University's Mt Helen campus for the first time this year, on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 January.

The challenging and technical out and back course started at Federation University, with riders making their way out and back along Yankee Flat Road, before heading back through the more technical section of Federation University. The course also provided a more spectator-friendly with the looped circuit allowing fans to catch a glimpse of their heroes multiple times across the circuit.

Heats included Para-cycling, Intellectually impaired, U19 Men, U19 Women, U23 Men, U23 Women, Elite Men, Elite Women on Wednesday 8 January, and Para - UCI C1 Time Trial, Club Teams Time Trial, Schools Teams Time Trial on Thursday 9 January.

Staff across the university were instrumental in working with Cycling Australia across a full range of events and the University's partnership continues to go from strength to strength, offering opportunities for graduate employment and research collaborations.

The 2020 Federation University Road National Championships featured an exciting five-day program beginning with the action packed and crowd friendly criterium races.  Australia’s best under 19, under 23, elite and para cyclists battled for the coveted green and gold national champions jerseys in the criterium, and the road race and time trial. A host of other exciting racing and recreational opportunities and community events also took place.