Cycling Australia is excited to announce a new time trial course for the 2020 Federation University Road Nationals in Ballarat which will race through Federation University.
The challenging and technical out and back course will start at Federation University, with riders to make their way out and back along Yankee Flat Road, before heading back through the more technical section of Federation University.
The 2020 course will also provide a more spectator-friendly with the looped circuit to allow fans to catch a glimpse of their heroes multiple times across the circuit.
Further announcements regarding courses, distances, additional racing and community events, and broadcast information will be announced over the coming months.
Cycling Australia CEO Steve Drake
"Cycling Australia is very excited about the changes to the time trial course for 2020.
We are continually looking at how we can energise the Championships and create a better event for the athletes and spectators, and we think we’ve achieved that with this change."
Ballarat Mayor Cr Samantha McIntosh
"What a fantastic addition to the 2020 Federation University RoadNats!
We know from previous years that the RoadNats always ends with a bang, but this year things will certainly start building up right from the very first race.
Not only do we see the Time Trials move back to the traditional time slot to kick off the 2020 event, but the offering for spectators means crowds are in for the most exhilarating start to the event to-date.
The creation of a Village Hub at FedUni gives spectators an opportunity to see more laps from the cyclists, which we hope will draw in more viewers than ever before."
Federation University Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Helen Bartlett
“This exciting new time trial course will bring the action to more spectators than ever before.”
“To start and finish at our Mt Helen campus will offer excellent vantage points to view the action.”
“We welcome cycling fans – and fans in general – to come and enjoy the time trials and stay for the rest of the championships.”
“The new course will start very near the University’s refurbished Health and Sport Precinct. We are very proud of this building, which includes a clinical health lab, community gym and exercise centre.”