Millions of households across the nation and the world will be able to watch Australia’s best road cyclists compete following a new broadcast deal for January’s AusCycling 2022 Federation University Road National Championships.
The broadcast deal was announced in Ballarat’s CBD on Tuesday 23 November, to coincide with 50 days to go until the Championships opens on Wednesday 12 January.
SBS Australia, FoxSports Australia, and international broadcast partner the Global Cycling Network will provide a mixture of live free-to-air and online coverage, in addition to highlights packages across multiple channels and platforms.
The live online coverage will begin on Friday 14 January with the high energy action of the twilight criteriums from the heart of the Ballarat CBD. In addition, the weekend’s road races on the famous Mt Buninyong course will be broadcast live on free-to-air television via SBS.
Daily highlights packages will be available throughout the five-day festival of cycling via the AusCycling digital channels.
The 2022 Federation University Road National Championships will be held from 12-16 January and will feature Australia’s best cyclists contest across the categories of elite, under 23, under 19, para, masters, club, intellectual impairment, and deaf cycling.
The coveted green and gold national champion’s jerseys will be on offer in the criterium, road race and time trial, plus Gran Fondo, across five days of action in Ballarat and Buninyong.
Friday 14 January: Criterium – Women (5pm), Men (6pm)
- SBS On Demand, SBS Cycling Central Facebook
Saturday 15 January: Under 23 Men’s Road Race
- SBS On Demand, FoxSports, Global Cycling Network
Sunday 16 January: Women’s (10am) & Men’s (2pm) Road Races
- SBS AND SBS on Demand, FoxSports, Global Cycling Network
Marne Fechner, CEO AusCycling
“At AusCycling, we strive to connect bike riding with more Australians each day. World-class events are one way we achieve this, and we are excited that the Federation University Road National Championships will reach even more people in 2022 through a variety of online and free to air coverage with SBS, FoxSports Australia and the Global Cycling Network.”
City of Ballarat Mayor Cr Daniel Moloney
“The Federation University Road National Championships broadcast schedule unveiled today will showcase our beautiful Ballarat to a massive global network through not only Australian TV channels but also an international broadcast partner in the Global Cycling Network.”
“As a decidedly average cyclist myself, it’s inspiring watching the real elite athletes in action, and crowds returning to cheer on Australia’s best. While we can watch the event in person here in Ballarat, it’s a fantastic opportunity highlight both the sport and our city’s beautiful landscape across the world.”
Professor Dara Twomey, Dean, Federation University Australia’s School of Science, Psychology and Sport
“The Federation University Road National Championships is a major highlight for our region, and we are so proud to support this fantastic event and once again host the time trial at our Mount Helen campus.”
“We bring a world-class reputation for sport science to our partnership with AusCycling and look forward to us again working together for the benefit of students, the sport of cycling and the broader community.”
For all 2022 Federation University Road National Championships information, visit the official website at https://www.roadnationals.org.au