Wednesday, 18 December 2019
KordaMentha Real Estate is pleased to again be sponsoring teams in the 2020 summer of cycling, which promises to be even bigger and better than last season.

Sponsoring both the Men’s Elite Australian team and the Women’s Elite Australian team for the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (CEGORR) in January, which is a UCI World Tour event and includes the popular Towards Zero criterium race event.

Furthermore, KordaMentha Real Estate will also be returning to sponsor the women’s and the men’s teams in the Jayco Herald Sun Tour from February 5-9, which will conclude the 2020 summer of cycling season in Australia.

KordaMentha partner Berrick Wilson said the sponsorship of key events during the summer of cycling was designed to champion new talent and act as an important training ground for the stars of tomorrow.
 
“It’s wonderful to be able to continue our support of Cycling Australia and help pave the way forward for some truly talented cyclists,” said Berrick.

“They will be competing against some of the best cyclists in the world, including top European talent, and these challenging rides enable them to test not just their physical capabilities but their mental strength and resilience.”

The four-day Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race will be held from January 30 to February 2 in Geelong, with the main women's and men's races featuring some of the top international stars.

In last year’s Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, the KordaMentha Real Estate men’s and women’s teams put in a stellar effort, with Emily Roper and Rachel Neylan both finishing in the top 10.

It was also a headline-grabbing season for Sarah Gigante, who wowed the crowds in Ballarat when she took out the FedUni Road Nationals in January, holding off the might of World Tour team, Mitchelton-Scott. It represented a spectacular effort from the then 18-year-old who had recently broken her elbow, shoulder and wrist following a club race crash.

The KordaMentha men’s team also put in strong performances in 2019, with Brenton Jones taking out a criterium win at the FedUni Road Nationals.

 “No doubt this summer of cycling will be just as eventful and I look forward to seeing who breaks through to make a name for themselves,” said Berrick.

 “Anything is possible on the day, and that is what makes cycling such an exciting sport: success really comes down to team effort, planning, athleticism and strategy.”

KordaMentha Real Estate has a long history of supporting and sponsoring corporate cycling and charity rides.  Berrick is the co-founder of Chain Reaction, an endurance race for executives that has so far raised more than $28 million for sick children’s charities.

The final selections for the KordaMentha Real Estate Australian National teams will be announced following the FedUni Road Nationals in Ballarat in January.
 
The confirmed selections, as announced by Cycling Australia, so far include:

 

 WOMEN

 Deakin University Elite Women’s Road Race - Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
  • Anya Louw (TIS)
  • Alexandra Martin-Wallace (Podium Potential Academy / Pro Racing Sunshine Coast (ACA))
  • Sophie Edwards (Podium Potential Academy / Pro Racing Sunshine Coast (ACA))
  • Ruby Roseman-Gannon (VIS)
  • Nicole Frain (TIS)
  • Rachel Neylan (Casa Dorada WCT)
  Race Torquay
  • Rachel Neylan (Casa Dorada WCT)
  • Nicole Frain (TIS)
  • Ruby Roseman-Gannon (VIS)
  • Sophie Edwards (Podium Potential Academy / Pro Racing Sunshine Coast (ACA))
  • Alexandra Martin-Wallace (Podium Potential Academy / Pro Racing Sunshine Coast (ACA))
  • Anya Louw (TIS)

  MEN

Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race 
  • Scott Bowden (TeamBridgelane)
  • Ayden Toovey (TeamBridgelane)
  • Rudy Porter (InForm TM Insight MAKE)
  • Carter Turnbull (InForm TM Insight MAKE)
 Note the final three positions will be announced following the Federation University Road Nationals and will come from the ASADA registered testing pool of riders.
 
 Race Torquay
  • Carter Turnbull (InForm TM Insight MAKE)
  • Rudy Porter (InForm TM Insight MAKE)
  • Tom Benton (InForm TM Insight MAKE)
  • Godfrey Slattery (Podium Potential Academy / InForm TM Insight MAKE)
  • Connor Leahy (Podium Potential Academy / InForm TM Insight MAKE)
  • Blake Quick (St George)
  • Elliot Schultz (AG2R U23)